Venue/Ticketing Info For March Chocolatito-Estrada II Released
We already knew the two of the most exciting of the smallest weight fighters out there we’re ready to have a rematch. Now more details of Chocolatito-Estrada are becoming clear.
On Thursday morning, Matchroom Boxing and officials in Dallas with the American Airlines Center made public the upcoming March fight card and ticket prices for the Unified World Super Flyweight rematch between Ramon “Chocolatetito” Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada,
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The American Airlines Center, which is the home of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association and the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League will be the location and socially distanced fans will be allowed for the March 13th card.
Currently lower-level and ringside tickets are ranging from 100 – $200 through Ticketmaster. The Upper level seats are ranging from $35-50 as it is believed that will be approximately 4,500 or so seats available for the general public to socially distance and attend.
The WBC 115 lb. champ Chocolatito, 50-2, 44 KOs and the WBA belt holder Estrada now, 41-3, 28 KOs fought previously, eight years ago with Gonzalez coming out on top in a unanimous decision.
Both fighters fought most recently on the same show with no fans present in the Mexico City TV Azteca studios. Chocolatito used his experience, aggressive style and hard punching (photo top) to wear down and pull away for an easy decision over Israel Gonzalez over 12 rounds.
That fight was the co-feature that saw Gonzalez win by scores of 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112 to successfully defend the title for the first time that he won in February of last year.
Estrada, meanwhile, did not have the same reasonably easy night. This, as he had to get off the deck in the third round to retain against Carlos Cuadras by scoring an 11th round TKO. In a bout that was a candidate for “Fight of the Year,” Cuadrus had Estrada down early and in trouble a couple of other times before Estrada’s volume of punching finally wore down the challenger.
With the champ coming on strong in the final rounds, Estrada scored the stoppage by flooring Cuadras in the opening seconds of the 11th, and then again about a minute and a half into the round with a big right hand. The referee wisely waved the fight off in the second to last round of the fight.
Also already announced late last week, the Women’s Welterweight World title rematch between newly-crowned champion Jessica McCaskill and the former 10-year titleholder Cecilia Braekhus will be the co feature in Dallas on March 13th. McCaskill stopped Braekhus’ 25 consecutive title defense run by winning a unanimous decision in August.