Chocolatito Ready For Rematch With Estrada
There is no question the upcoming rematch with Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada is one of the most anticipated bouts coming in March from Dallas.
Speaking with Twenty-Six Sports, Gonzalez spoke about preparing for the rematch that has been a long time in the making, which will have the WBA and WBC flyweight titles on the line.
Making the fight took a bit of time, but it’s been a fight that everyone has wanted, and now after eight years, it’s here,” Gonzalez said to host Mike Rueda. “We’re about a month out, but I’ve done really good work and conditioned well. I know this is going to be a good fight.
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This bout is a rematch of a contest that goes back to 2012, which saw Gonzalez defeat Estrada back in 2012 to retain the WBA title at light flyweight.
When Gonzalez was asked about what will be different from the original contest in 2012, he mentioned that he put in the hard work to make sure he is victorious again.
“This is the second fight between us. Not every fight is the same, but I’m ready, and we’ve done the work necessary for this fight,” Gonzalez said.
The work may involve the training leading up to this fight has been pretty extensive for this fight. Earlier in the week, Gonzalez’s trainer Marcos Caballero mentioned that they have been training to throw at least 1,000 punches this time out.
“We know of his quality as a boxer, but we trust that once they are in the ring, whoever makes the best moves will come out with his arms raised. One of the things we are working on is to bring back the Chocolatito who used long combinations, who threw a volume of punches to exceed 1 thousand, as he did in his previous fight, and above all, we aim to improve the power of his punches,” said Caballero to Boxingscene.
Gonzalez (50-2 41 KOs) was last in action last October in Mexico. On that same card, Estrada (41-3 28 KOs) was victorious with an eleventh round stoppage against Carlos Cuadras in a contest that made the mentions sections of Fight of The Year categories in 2020. Judging by the words between both, this may belong in that running as well.