Juan Francisco Estrada To Vacate WBA 115-Lb Title

Juan Francisco Estrada has decided to vacate his WBA ‘Super World’ super flyweight title instead of facing WBA regular champion Joshua Franco in their ordered fight with the organization.

Rather, Juan Estrada (42-3, 28 KOs) will face Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez in a trilogy match, which will likely be more lucrative than if ‘El Gallo’ were to meet Franco (18-1-2, 8 KOs) next.

Estrada, 32, will still hold onto his WBC Franciso 115-lb belt, and face Chocolatito. The Franchise title allows Estrada to fight essentially anyone he wants without having to defend against less prominent fighters such as Joshua Franco.

“I don’t think they’ll fight with Franco,” said Juan Estrada’s coach Alfredo Caballero to Izquierdazo. “We already left the WBA belt; we are left with the WBC Franchise.”

“Yes, practically (they give up the WBA title ), I don’t know if the company or someone has announced it,” said Caballero. “But we are not going to fight with Franco.”

Estrada beat Chocolatito by a 12-round split decision in March, 2021 in Dallas.

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