Via Dan Ambrose: Eddie Hearn revealed last Saturday that he is planning a big pairing with Juan Estrada vs. Joshua Franco and Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez vs. Srisakat Sor Rungvisai for Antonio, Texas. This would be a great card for DAZN if Hearn can make it.
If WBA/WBC super flyweight champion Franchise Estrada (42-3, 28 KOs) beats WBA regular 115-lb champion Franco 18-1-2, 8 KOs), Hearn will fight him. against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez in their trio match.
Interestingly, Hearn convinced himself that newly crowned WBC super flyweight champion Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KOs) would beat everyone at 115 lb, and it didn’t. is likely to happen.
Rodriguez, 22, is young enough to face a boxer with the strength, stature and experience of 35-year-old former WBC champion Rungvisai (50-5-1, 43 KOs). The Thai boxer has beaten Chocolatito twice and Estrada once.
Even in the rematch against Estrada, which Rungvisai lost by unanimous decision in the 12th round in 2019, he looked like he was just getting started. Rungvisai wasn’t at his best for that fight, but he still gave Estrada big problems with his strength.
If Rungvisai wins, it will be a waste of time for Chocolatito to rematch him as it was a bad match for him. Rungvisai hit too hard for Chocolatito to resist him, and his fighting style was wrong.
Estrada and a top Carlos Cuadras defeated Rungvisai using an in and out motion to keep him from his heavy punches.
“We’re thinking of doing a showdown between Estrada and Franco and Jesse Rodriguez and Rungvisai in San Antonio,” said Eddie Hearn. iFL TV.
“But the trio [between Estrada and Chocolatito] It’s still a big fight, but we’ll have to see. We’ll look at it tonight, and then we’ll start from there,” Hearn said.
Juan Estrada will most likely take care of Joshua Franco without any difficulty. It was a very winnable fight for him. The only two super-flyers that can make it difficult for Estrada are Chocolatito and Rungvisai, as we’ve seen.
Last year, Estrada won a controversial 12-round split against Chocolatito in their rematch in Dallas, Texas in March 2021. Fans in the ring then booed Estrada, This tells you everything you need to know about what they think about the decision.
Before the match started, the crowd was already supporting Estrada, cheering him on, but in the end, Chocolatito let them eat off his hands like hounds thanks to his impressive performance.