After nearly a decade, the highly anticipated rematch between WBC and The Ring super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada and WBA (Super) titleholder Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in a unification showdown will take place on Saturday, March 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The two first met back in 2012 with Chocolatito defeated the up-and-comer by unanimous decision in a light flyweight showdown. But it was in that fight that Estrada (41-3, 28 KOs) proved that he would be a force in the boxing world for years to come. Estrada would go on to win 15 of his next 16 fights, with his lone loss coming to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who was fresh off of back-to-back victories over Chocolatito. Estrada would avenge that loss with a sound unanimous decision victory over Sor Rungvisai to claim the WBC and The Ring super flyweight championships.
Gonzalez (50-2, 41 KOs) was once recognized as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world after Floyd Mayweather retired from the sport. His run was relatively short-lived as he bit off more than he could chew against Sor Rungvisai and dropped a decision before being knocked out in the rematch. It was assumed that Chocolatito had been in one too many wars, and it was possible that the end of his career was near. Instead, the Nicaraguan would get back to his winning ways with four straight victories, including his impressive ninth-round stoppage of Kal Yafai to claim the WBA (Super) super flyweight title.
With Estrada now seen as the king of the division, can Chocolatito prove that he has his foe’s number in the rematch, or will Estrada send a message to the boxing world that he’s one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world today?
The co-main event finds Jessica McCaskill (9-2, 3 KOs) defending her WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA women’s welterweight titles in a rematch with Cecilia Braekhus (36-1, 9 KOs). McCaskill stunned the previously unbeaten Braekhus last August with a closely contested decision victory. McCaskill got out of the gates fast and Braekhus was forced to close the fight strong if she had any chance of coming from behind. The judges gave the fight to McCaskill but Braekhus is out to prove that she is the better woman as she plans to reclaim the titles that many believe she should have never lost. But the hard-nosed McCaskill has no plans of handing the titles over after fighting so hard to be in this position.
Here is everything you need to know about Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Roman Gonzalez 2.
Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Roman Gonzalez 2 fight date, start time
Canelo vs. Yildirim fight date, start time
- Date: Saturday, March 13
- Coverage: 8 p.m. ET
- Gonzalez vs. Estrada Main event (approx): 11 p.m. ET
The Roman Gonzalez vs. Juan Francisco Estrada 2 fight card takes place on Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m. ET. Gonzalez and Estrada are expected to make their way to the ring about 11 p.m. ET, although that depends on how long the earlier fights take.
Estrada vs. Gonzalez TV channel, live stream
- TV / Stream: DAZN
- Subscription: $19.99/month or $99.99/year
Gonzalez vs. Estrada will stream live globally on DAZN, to more than 200 countries and territories, including the U.S. and Canada.
Those interested in watching the fight can find DAZN on a number of different systems, including, but not limited to, Amazon Fire TV/stick, Android, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iPhone and iPad, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Roku. The DAZN app is also available on LG, Samsung and Vizio smart TVs, as well as Xfinity X1 and Flex.
DAZN is also available on web browsers at DAZN.com.
The subscription provides access to every live event and all the on-demand programming on the streaming service.
Where is the Estrada vs. Gonzalez fight?
The event will be staged at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The venue will be fully compliant with the latest COVID-19 pandemic guidelines with a maximum capacity of 5,000 socially distanced fans.
Estrada vs. Gonzalez odds
(Odds provided by FanDuel)
- Juan Francisco Estrada: -174
- Draw: +1600
- Roman “Chocolatito’ Gonzalez: +136
Estrada enters the fight as a solid favorite over the former No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. With the momentum on his side as a winner of 15 of his last 16 fights and avenging his only loss during that span against Sor Rungvisai, Estrada sits as a -174 favorite. It would require a $174 bet to make a $100 profit. Chocolatito is the underdog at +136 despite being 1-0 against Estrada. But considering that eight years have passed, the oddsmakers believe that he’ll have his work cut out for him. A $100 wager would yield a $136 profit.
Roman Gonzalez record and bio
- Nationality: Nicaraguian
- Born: July 16, 1987
- Height: 5-3
- Reach: 64 inches
- Total fights: 52
- Record: 50-2 with 41 knockouts
Juan Francisco Estrada record and bio
- Nationality: Mexican
- Born: April 14, 1990
- Height: 5-4
- Reach: 66 inches
- Total fights: 44
- Record: 41-3 with 28 knockouts
Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Roman Gonzalez 2 fight card
- Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez vs. Juan Francisco Estrada, rematch, 12 rounds, WBA/WBC junior bantamweight title unification
- Jessica McCaskill vs. Cecilia Braekhus rematch for McCaskill’s WBC/IBF/WBO/WBA Women’s Welterweight Titles
- Hiroto Kyoguchi vs. Axel Vega for Kyoguchi’s WBA Junior Flyweight title
- Austin Williams vs. Denis Douglin; Middleweight
- Raymond Ford vs. Aaron Perez; Featherweight
- Souleymane Cissokho vs. Daniel Echevarria