The trilogy which dominated the headlines this year was of course Canelo vs Golovkin. And in the end, it was a disappointing final installment as both men looked to have a much more tactical bout than going for broke to win!
However, with the upcoming trilogy fight with Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez. I believe will be a much more exciting and action-packed encounter.
The pair first met 10 years ago in 2012, with Chocolatito putting on a convincing display during his dominant flyweight run. However, since then, Gonzalez and Estrada have taken different paths to get to this point.
Gonzalez went on to win 12 consecutive contests to become the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport and had a 46-0 record. Before his back-to-back defeats to Rungvisai. Many wrote off the Nicaraguan from making a comeback saying this was the end. However, since his performances, he continued to prove he still has a lot more in the tank.
In terms of Estrada who lost to Chocolatito 10 years ago, he would then go on to win 17 of 18 fights, with his only loss to Rungvisai who also defeated his rival. But the difference would be Estrada would get his revenge in the rematch, unlike his rival.
The two would both eventually clash again last year in a very competitive fight, with Estrada getting the nod from the judges in a split decision. With over 2,500 punches thrown in the fight (a division record).
Many felt Gonzalez did enough to win. Myself included. However, there is no denying that Estrada did have success in the fight, and when you consider the number of punches both men were throwing it will always be hard to judge some rounds.
This for sure is a fight you can’t miss this weekend on December 3rd!
Where can I watch Estrada vs Gonzalez 3
Estrada vs Gonzalez 3 will be exclusive to most countries on the sports streaming platform DAZN – find out more here.
Tactical Breakdown & Prediction
You can watch my tactical overview for Estrada vs Gonzalez 3 below to see my thoughts and breakdown of the tactics both men might employ, along with my prediction.
Estimated Ring Walks
Main event ring walks – subject to change*
- The UK and Europe*: 5am – 6am
- North America PST: 10pm
- North America EST: 12am
- Australia AEST: 5pm
The undercard will mainly be dominated by those in the smaller weight classes, but there are some young stars on the card that will be looking to make a statement!
- Julio Cesar Martinez vs Samuel Carmona – WBC flyweight title
- Diego Pacheco vs Ricardo Adrian Luna – Super Middleweight
- Joselito Velazquez vs Cristofer Rosales – Flyweight
- Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams vs Madsen – Middleweight
- Marc Castro vs Maickol Lopez Villagrana – Super Featherweight
- Beatriz Ferreira vs Carisse Brown – Super Featherweight