2021 Mar 13

Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez

12 rounds, for Estradas WBC title and Gonzalez WBA title

The rematch is here between Juan Francisco Estrada (41-3) and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (50-2). The first fight was a close contest with Gonzalez winning a unanimous decision. Despite the fact that Gonzalez won the first meeting it is Estrada who is going in to this fight as the favorite. That has to do with one thing and one thing only; Gonzalez fought Sor Rungvisai two times and first lost a decision and then was knocked out cold by him in the rematch while Estrada also fought him two times but with better results. Estrada first lost a very close decision and then managed to win the rematch against him. It was seen after Gonzalez two losses in a row that he was finished. That´s how quickly boxing fans and insiders turn on you because prior to those fights he was seen at the top of the sport by many in the pound-for-pound lists. It turned out that he wasn´t finshed. In his next big assingment against Kal Yafai, there weren´t many people picking him to win. we were one of the few handicappers that he really believed in him to get the victory that night and he did so. He totally dominated Kal Yafai and stopped him in 9 rounds. It could be that the style of Rungvisai was just all wrong for Gonzalez who knows but he has proven since then that he has more to give. Juan Francisco Estrada is one hell of a fighter and he has been on a good run for the last few years. We believe that this fight will be very closely contested again, just like their first meeting. Gonzalez proved in their first fight that he was able to take the big fire power of Estrada so why shouldn´t he be able to do that again. Estrada proved the same thing in that fight and the rematch here is one of those fights that is likely to go the distance. Estrada is very confident because of all the success he has had recently and he believes he is a better fighter now than Gonzalez who in his turn believes that if I could do it one time, I can do it again.

We are going with Roman Gonzalez to win this fight. He feels removed from the horrific knockout loss to Rungvisai and seems to be in a good place now. This will look much like the first fight and we expect the same results. Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez to win this fight by Decision priced at +275 (3.75 decimal odds). The odds have started to shrink in some places so you might have too look around for the best odds available.

The Pick: Roman Gonzalez to win by Decision
Odds: +275 (3.75 decimal odds)
Units: 3
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