News | Sep 17 2016

Juan Francisco Estrada vacates belts, moves up to super flyweight

Juan Francisco Estrada set to return in October in a new, stacked, weight division
Juan Francisco Estrada

Things just got a little more interesting in the super flyweight division. Double belt-holder Juan Francisco Estrada (33-2, 24 KOs) vacated his WBA and WBO titles this week ahead of his move up in weight to 115 pounds.

Estrada is on a seven fight unbeaten streak since falling to pound-for-pound king Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in November of 2012. He has been inactive, nursing a right hand injury, since vanquishing Hernan Marquez twelve months ago. Estrada thoroughly handled his fellow countryman in a fight that saw his rival hit the canvas a total of seven times.

“It is official, both titles have been vacated,’ said Estrada’s promoter, Fernando Beltran to ESPN Mexico. “The idea is for Estrada to fight on October the 8th and again in December. We hope that the WBC will then give us the opportunity to face Carlos Cuadras in a title eliminator, and then go after a fight against “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.