Estrada Hopes For Chocolatito or Rungvisai Rematch

Juan Francisco Estrada hopes that with a Sept. 8 victory over Felipe Orucuta, he can once again become a super flyweight champion.

Estrada hopes for that to happen in 2019, and he feels a rematch with either Srisaket Sor Rungvisai or Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez is inevitable.

In fact, Estrada thought he would be able to rematch with Rungvisai tonight. Estrada came up short in a WBC Super Flyweight Title fight back in February against Rungvisai. And Rungvisai instead opted to compete in his home country of Thailand back on July 21, defeating Young Gil Bae in a non-title fight and will face Iran Diaz in a title defense on Oct. 6.

Estrada originally fought Chocolatito in a November 2012 WBA Light Flyweight Title fight, losing by unanimous decision.

“We were expecting the rematch against Sor Rungvisai, and we were disappointed that it didn’t happen,” Estrada said. “It is similar to where I never got the rematch against ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez. But I continued with my career, looking for world champions to face. If the opportunity is given to face any champion, we’ll take it.”

“I want that rematch with Sor Rungvisai, but I really want that second fight with ‘Chocolatito.’ If he wins a world title, I want to fight him. People want to see that fight. I hope he wins his fight on Sept. 15 so we can fight in the future.”

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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