Juan Estrada Wants Trilogy With Chocolatito Over Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
Juan Estrada knows there is unfinished business with Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.
Estrada and “Chocolatito” did battle for the second time on March 13. Estrada’s WBC and The Ring Super-Flyweight Titles were on the line. Gonzalez’s WBC gold was at stake. After 12 rounds of thrilling action, Estrada was awarded the controversial split decision win. This evens the score between the two at 1-1.
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is Estrada’s mandatory challenger. They are also 1-1 against one another. Speaking to reporters after his rematch with Gonzalez, Estrada said he’d rather fight “Chocolatito” a third time next (via BoxingScene.com).
“I definitely would want a [third] fight with Roman Gonzalez. I’d prefer it over the Sor Rungvisai fight because [Sor Rungvisai is] more complicated and because he’s a lefty. But I’d surely wanna fight Roman Gonzalez again.”
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn said he’ll need to have a discussion about what’s next for Estrada in the coming weeks. He admits that it’ll be tough to balance the demand for Estrada vs. Chocolatito 3 and Sor Rungvisai’s mandatory status.
“Well, we’ll sit down with Juan and the team, Latin Sports and Zanfer [Promotions]. And ultimately, the fans and the broadcasters normally decide what fight they wanna see. There’s gonna be huge demand from people to see the third fight [between Estrada and Gonzalez]. But he also has a [WBC] belt and he has a mandatory challenger. For me, I would like to see the third fight straight away. But it’s about the deal, it’s about the money, it’s about what Juan Estrada wants. And tonight, he’s the champion, and he gets to call the shots.”