BOXING: Juan Estrada beats Roman Gonzalez on split decision to become unified super-flyweight champion

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Juan Estrada beat Roman Gonzalez on a split decision to be crowned unified super-flyweight world champion.
Juan Estrada beat Roman Gonzalez on a split decision to be crowned unified super-flyweight world champion.

Juan Estrada beat Roman Gonzalez on a split decision to be crowned unified super-flyweight world champion.

Judges scored the bout 117-111, 115-113 and 113-115 as Mexico’s Estrada avenged his 2012 unanimous decision loss to Gonzalez.

Between them, the pair threw a record of 2,529 punches in a super-flyweight division fight.

Nicaragua’s four-division champion Gonzalez said he would welcome a third fight with Estrada, adding: “Whatever happened, happened, but I gave it a great fight.

On the undercard in Dallas, Jessica McCaskill retained her position as undisputed welterweight champion in a unanimous decision win over Cecilia Braekhus.

In a rematch of their 2019 bout – which American McCaskill also won – the judges scores read 100-89, 99-90 and 98-91.

Hiroto Kyoguchi retained his WBA junior flyweight title with a fourth-round stoppage of Axel Aragon Vega.

Mexican Vega appeared to suffer a hand injury after glancing a right hook off Kyoguchi’s forehead, having matched his Japanese opponent in the opening rounds.

It was Kyoguchi’s third successful defence of the belt he first won against Hekkie Budler in 2018.

By: Sey Mubarick

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