WBC Clears Path For Juan Estrada vs. Chocolatito 3

The WBC has opened the door for a trilogy fight between Juan Estrada and “Chocolatito.”

Estrada and Roman Gonzalez had their rematch in March. It’s already being viewed as the “Fight of The Year” just three months into 2021. Estrada earned the controversial split decision victory. He captured the WBA (Super) Super-Flyweight gold with the win and retained the WBC and The Ring Titles.

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is the mandatory challenger for the WBC gold. Despite this, Estrada has expressed his desire to fight “Chocolatito” a third time over Rungvisai. In order to make everyone happy, the WBC has come up with a plan.

Estrada has now been designated to the WBC (Franchise) Champion. That means while Rungvisai won’t be fighting Estrada next, he will be competing for the standard WBC gold against Carlos Cuadras. This also means the WBC has approved Estrada vs. Gonzalez III.

Here’s a breakdown of what the WBC has laid out.

  • Juan Francisco Estrada shall be designated WBC Franchise Boxer.
  • The Estrada v. Gonzalez III rematch has been approved.
  • Srisaket Sor Rungvisai shall fight Carlos Cuadras for the WBC Super Flyweight World Championship.
  • The winners of Estrada v. Gonzalez and Srisaket v. Cuadras fights shall fight each other to determine the sole WBC World Champion of the Super Flyweight Division.
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