At the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, Texas, Saturday over DAZN Matchroom Boxing – Eddie Hearn, matchmaker Eric Bottjer, in association with Warriors Boxing, presented in the Main Event from their first fight 8 years and 4 months ago, WBC World Super Flyweight champion Juan “El Gallo” Francsco Estrada won a split decision over WBA World Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in a unification bout in a 12 round war!
In the Main Event WBC World Super Fly champ Juan “El Gallo” Francisco Estrada, 42-3 (28), #114.8, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, won a split decision over WBA World Super Fly champ Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 50-3 (41), #114.8, of Managua, Nicaragua, over 12 action packed rounds.
In the first round Estrada outworked Gonzalez. In the second round Gonzalez was landing rights to the chin always coming forward. In the third Estrada boxed well enough to take the round. In the fourth round a war broke out with Gonzalez getting the better of hit hurting Estrada midway with a right on the chin.
In the fifth round it was close with Gonzalez having an edge. In the sixth round it was all Estrada going to the body. In the seventh round the action continued with Estrada landing the heavier punches to the head. In the eighth round though Estrada became the aggressor Gonzalez out landed him.
In the ninth round it was Estrada backing Gonzalez up landing well. In the tenth round Gonzalez in a close round had the edge. In the eleventh round the war continued with Estrada pulling out the round. In the twelfth and final round the war continued with Gonzalez pulling out the fight.
Scores were Reyes of TX 115-113 Gonzalez, Sucre of VZ 117-111 Estrada and Sutherland of OK 115-113 Estrada. This writer had it 114-114.
“I believe there should be a third fight. He is a great fighter,” said Estrada. “I would have been happy either way (with the decision). I owe it all to God. I felt strong and thought I won the last round and the fight. I’m now happy and going home to my family,” said Gonzalez.
WBA World Light Flyweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi, 15-0 (9), #107 1/2, of Tokyo, Japan, stopped Axel “El Mini” Aragon Vega, 14-4-1 (8), #107 1/4, of Ensenada, Baja CA, Mexico, due to a hand injury in the fifth of a 12.
WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and IBO World Female Welterweight champion Jessica “CasKILLA” McCaskill, 10-2 (3), #144.6, of Chicago, IL, defeated Cecelia “First Lady” Braekhus, 36-2 (9), #145, of COL, and Bergen, Norway, over 10 sloppy rounds.
In the first round with twenty seconds left McCaskill rocked Braekhus with a right on the chin rocking her and making her hold on until the bell. In the third round McCaskill landed a right to the chin and Braekhus countered with a right to the chin. Braekhus boxed well. In rounds four and five McCaskell outworked Braekhus who came back to take the sixth. In the seventh while ahead referee Rick Ramos who had been favoring McCaskell the entire fight took away a point from Braekhus for holding. It was a bad call. It was a sloppy fight from the opening bell with more holding than fighting.
McCaskill took the eighth and ninth with Braekhus knowing she was behind took the tenth and final round.
Scores were 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 with this writer 97-93.
Middleweight southpaw Austin “Ammo” Williams, 7-0 (6), #162, of Houston, TX, southpaw Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin, 22-7 (14), #161.6, of Brooklyn, NY and Las Vegas, NV, 8 rounds.
In the first round at the halfway point Douglin landed a solid right on the chin of Williams. In the final seconds Douglin warned for hitting on the break. In the second round in the final seconds Williams landed a solid left on the chin of Douglin knocking his mouthpiece out. In the third round a solid left from Williams to the body hurt Douglin with Williams driving him to the ropes with a flurry of punches with a minute left in the round. In the fourth round it was close with Williams getting a possible edge with body work.
Middleweight Souleymane Cissokho, 12-0 (7), #159.4, of Senegal and Super Middleweight Bagnolet, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, stopped Daniel “Tocado” Echeverria, 21-11 (18), #167, of Gomez Palacio, Durango, MEX, at 1:39 of the sixth of an 8.
Super Featherweight southpaw Raymond “Savage” Ford, 8-0-1 (4), #126.8, of Camden, NJ, and “Angel Baby” Aaron Perez, 10-0-1 (6), #127.2, of MEX, and Fairfield, CA, fought to a majority draw in an 8.
In the first three rounds Perez kept charging in with both hands in an amateurish style with Ford countering for the most part. In the fourth round Ford’s accuracy finally started hitting the mark with good body shots hurting Perez.
In the fifth round Perez was back on the attack in a close round but suffered a slight cut on his left eyebrow. In the sixth round Ford continued backing against the ropes in another close round. In the seventh round Ford suffered a slight cut on the right eyebrow. In the eighth and final round both went at it with Perez the busier of the two. Referee Ruben Perez had an easy time of it with little clinches.
Scores were 78-74 Perez, 77-75 Ford and 76-76 with this writer 77-75 Perez.