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Estrada vs Cuadras II Weigh-In!

(October 22nd)

Official Weights

Juan Francisco Estrada 114.5 vs. Carlos Cuadras 114.5

Román González 114 vs. Israel González 114

Julio César Martínez 111 vs. Moisés Calleros 117.4 - Calleros 5.4lbs over

 

Venue: TV Azteca Studios, Mexico City

Promoters: Zanfer, Matchroom Boxing

TV: DAZN, ESPN, TV Azteca

 

About DAZN

DAZN is a must-have for fight fans. DAZN brings you unlimited access to a stacked line up of live events from Matchroom Boxing, Bellator, and World Boxing Super Series without the runaround. No blacked-out matchups, no pay-per-views. Just the thrill of being right in the action, anytime and anywhere you want. Featuring over 70 fight nights a year, fans have the ability to play, pause, and rewind with no commercial interruptions and no long-term commitments. DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, Italy, and the USA, and runs on most connected devices, including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, and game consoles.

 

About Matchroom Boxing

After the success of snooker in the 1980s, Matchroom Sport moved into boxing with two small hall shows followed by Frank Bruno v Joe Bugner at Tottenham Hotspur’s ground – the biggest boxing event of 1987. That launched the company into the boxing big-time, a position it has maintained ever since.

 

Through the 1990s Matchroom Sport’s boxing roster featured many of the biggest names in the sport including Lennox Lewis, Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank, Steve Collins and Naseem Hamed, all in world title fights and it continues to work with some of the biggest names in UK boxing including Audley Harrison, the 2000 Olympic Super-Heavyweight gold medalist.

 

Over the years, Matchroom Sport has built up long-standing relationships with broadcasters around the world and with the advent of the Prizefighter phenomenon, the company’s boxing division has never been in a stronger position.

 

From fantastic six round scraps between the sport’s journeymen, up to multi-million-dollar World Championship contests featuring the above fighters, the Pro Box series has it all. Each show is packed with the very best in boxing action in a series that encompasses almost 25 years of Matchroom Sport’s commitment to bringing the highest quality to the global television market.

Estrada vs Cuadras II – Fighter Arrivals!

(October 22nd) Watch our first fight week BTS episode from Mexico as we prepare for our colossal World Championship triple-header hitting the capital on October 23! Go behind the curtain in the fight week bubble as fighters talk to the media, take to the gym and more. South American P4P greats Juan Francisco Estrada and Chocolatito Gonzalez aim to line up an epic rematche with wins on Friday night, before taking care of business in their own title defenses. Julio Cesar Martinez puts his WBC Flyweight crown on the line, as we see three of Matchroom USA's hottest prospects continue their journey in Mexico City, LIVE on DAZN.

Cuadras Ready to Take His Revenge

Mexican Ready for Estrada Rematch on Friday Night!

(October 21st) Carlos Cuadras has been waiting patiently to get his revenge on Juan Francisco Estrada and now his moment has arrived as they clash for Estrada’s WBC World Super-Flyweight title on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City, Mexico, Live on DAZN.

 

Cuadras (39-3-1 27 KOs) and Estrada first met in September 2019 in Los Angeles, with Estrada edging Cuadras out by a point on the cards, with a knockdown in the tenth round proving decisive.

 

For Estrada, a successful defense of his belt will lead to a long-awaited rematch with Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez in 2021, but Cuadras is eyeing a rematch with the former pound for pound king himself after they boxed in September 2016, and says he’s got his gameplan right this time to level the score with ‘El Gallo’.

 

“This is the fight I have been waiting for,” said Cuadras. “I am better prepared this time. I'm throwing a lot of punches in training. I'm throwing 12 rounds of sparring with three different guys. I'm doing a lot of mitt sessions.

 

“I think I'm going to arrive very fast and invincible and I'm going to give the Rooster his medicine. So, let the Rooster take care because I'm going to tear his head off. It’s going to be an honor to win The Ring magazine and WBC belt as well.

 

“He can be a slow starter, but once he is in a rhythm, he is harder to fight. He’s good to the body and he has a good right hand, that’s the punch he put me down with in our first fight. I gave it my all in the first rounds, so I lost my energy for the second half, I went too hard from the start.

 

“He’s not going to get the rematch with Chocolatito – I am going to get my rematch with him, because people saw that I won that fight.”

 

Cuadras’ clash with Estrada is part of a huge night of action in Mexico City, topped by a triple header of mouthwatering World title action.

 

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez (49-2 41 KOs) defends his WBA World Super-Flyweight title against Israel Gonzalez  (25-3 11 KOs) – with Estrada and Chocolatito on a collision course for a rematch should they both emerge victorious – and Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1 12 KOs) will now defend his WBC World Flyweight title against Moises Calleros (33-9-1 17 KOs).

 

Three of Eddie Hearn’s young tyros make their return to action on the bill, with Diego Pacheco (9-0 7 KOs) boxing for the tenth time in the paid ranks, Austin Williams (5-0 4 KOs) making a second foray outside the States in his sixth pro fight and Otha Jones III (5-0 2 KOs) also boxing for the sixth time as a pro.

Diego Pacheco's Ready for the Breakthrough!

(October 21st) As he approaches his 10th professional fight in Mexico on October 23, undefeated Super-Middleweight star Diego Pacheco says the time is right for him to step up for the bigger challenges in the pro ranks.

 

At just 19 years-old, Pacheco has already ticked off more in his debut year than most dream of in their entire career. From MSG to Mexico, Staples Center to Saudi Arabia, the 6'4" monster has banked big arena experience that he says has matured him far beyond his years.

 

From his neighborhood of South Central LA, Pacheco takes us deep in camp as he prepares for his next outing, and takes us on the tour of his home patch, where he has fast become a household name in the community.

Diego Pacheco: I’m Ready To Step Up -Teenage Talent Targets Big Fights Ahead of Tenth Pro Outing on Friday!

(October 20th) Diego Pacheco is ready to take the next step in his exciting career as he prepares for his tenth pro fight in Mexico City on Friday night, LIVE on DAZN.

 

Pacheco (9-0 7 KOs) turned over in December 2018 and the rangy Mexican-American has blasted seven of his opponents away inside the distance, and boxed in Mexico, America and Saudi Arabia.

 

The 19 year old hits double figures on Friday night over six rounds against Juan Antonio Mendez (12-2-2 10 KOs), and the South Central LA talent is ready to move up a gear in 2021.

 

“I am in a great place right now in my career, I’m just where I want to be, I’m 9-0, soon to be 10-0, and now talking about becoming a contender,” said Pacheco. “I feel like this is a really critical time in my career but that we’re on the right path to where we want to go.

 

“I’m a lot taller than most of the fighters in my division, which makes me longer than them and I can control the distance, but when I do get in there with people that are my high and have my reach, I think my boxing skill just higher than my opponents and rivals in the division.

 

“I feel like I am ready. People would tell me that they thought I was being rushed because I was fighting every month, I was 9-0 in my first year, but they were doing that for a reason, they could see that I was ready for these fights.

 

“When the pandemic happened and gave me time off from the ring, I feel like it’s helped me to mature and learn even more, so going into my tenth fight I am ready. I trust in the process and I’m going along with it. Every fight I am getting better, there’s something new each time that I have been working on and whomever they put in front of me, I figure them out and do what works.

 

“The path I am on right now is taking me to a great place. All the guys I talk to that have more experience than me and have been in the sport longer than me, they tell me to keep going and doing what I am doing, the sky is the limit.”

 

Pacheco’s tenth pro outing is part of a huge night of action in Mexico City, topped by a triple header of mouthwatering World title action.

Martinez Faces Calleros In Mexico Defense

Flyweight King Gets New Foe for Oct. 23rd Event!

(October 19th) Julio Cesar Martinez will now defend his WBC World Flyweight title against Moises Calleros on Friday October 23 at Azteca Studios in Mexico City, LIVE on DAZN.

 

Martinez (16-1 12 KOs) makes the second defense of his crown and his first on home soil, having defeated Jay Harris in Dallas in February. The 25 year old was due to face fellow countryman Maximino Flores but the IBO champion returned a positive test for COVID-19 and will be unable to challenge for Martinez’s green and gold strap.

 

Calleros (33-9-1 17 KOs) now has a golden opportunity to change his career overnight in Flores’ place. The 31 year old landed the WBO NABO title at 112lbs last September and fights for World honors for the second time in his career having travelled to Japan in March 2018 to challenge WBO champion Ryuya Yamanaka.

 

Martinez’s clash with Calleros is part of a bumper World title triple-header in Mexico.

Mexico Hosts Estrada, Chocolatito and Martinez

Triple World Title Blockbuster - Three World Rulers

Put Their Belts On the Line In Mexico City on October 23rd!

(September 25th) Matchroom return to Mexico on Friday October 23 at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City with a World title triple-header led by champions Juan Francisco Estrada, Román ‘Chocolatito’ González and Julio Cesar Martinez, LIVE on DAZN in the US and on TV Azteca in Mexico, on a huge fight night brought to you by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing with Zanfer Promotions.

 

Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3 27 KOs) will defend his WBC and Ring Magazine World Super-Flyweight titles in a rematch with Carlos Cuadras. Estrada makes the second defense of the belts having stopped Dewayne Beamon in nine rounds of action in Hermosillo in Mexico in August 2019, four months after ripping the belts from Srisaket Sor Rungvisai with a brilliant performance in their rematch in Los Angeles.

 

Victory in Mexico City for both Estrada and Chocolatito could lead to a rematch between the pair eight years after Chocolatito won their first meeting, but Cuadras has other ideas.

 

Estrada and Cuadras tangled for the first time in September 2017 in an ultra-competitive showdown, where an 11th round knockdown by Estrada proved decisive in all three judges awarding him the fight by a solitary point. Cuadras (39-3-1 27 KOs) enters the bout with three wins on the spin and the 32 year old will be putting it all on the line to become a two-time WBC champion at Super-Flyweight.

 

“I am excited to return to the ring,” said Estrada. “it has been tough months for the whole world and we want to give a great show to all the fans of this sport.

 

“The first fight against Cuadras was a good fight, without a doubt this will be too. Also, we are going to share the show Chocolatito and I and if everything goes well, we hope to see each other again soon.”

 

“I am going to correct the mistakes that were made in the first fight against Gallo to go out with my hand up in this new opportunity that is being presented to me,” said Cuadras. “I want to show that I am one of the best in this division.”

 

Chocolatito (49-2 41 KOs) is back at the summit of the sport after rolling back the years with a vintage win over Kal Yafai in February. The Nicaraguan ace stopped the unbeaten Briton in the ninth round in Dallas to become a World Super-Flyweight champion for the second time, and the four weight World ruler will defend the WBA belt he ripped from Yafai and aim to set up another clash with Estrada against a former Yafai victim, Israel Gonzalez.

 

Gonzalez (25-3 11 KOs) ran Yafai close for the WBA crown in Monte Carlo in November 2018 and his clash with Chocolatito will be his third World title shot having challenged Jerwin Ancajas for the IBF strap in February 2018.

 

“I want to thank God for giving me the strength to endure the sport I love and defend my World title,” said Chocolatito. “I want to thank Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing as well as my family of Teiken. I also want to thank all my fans, specially my Mexican friends and Zanfer promotions for giving me this great opportunity, it is truly a blessing to fight in Mexico and I am ready to give my all on October 23.”

 

“It’s a goal of mine beating Chocolatito especially when the fight is in Mexico,” said Gonzalez. “I feel the compromise of giving a great fight for the fans and for every mexican fighter that have fought for a World title.”

 

The third World title fight on the bill sees a welcome return to the ring for one of boxing’s most exciting rising stars as Julio Cesar Martinez puts his WBC World Flyweight strap on the line against IBO champion Maximino Flores.

 

Martinez (16-1 12 KOs) is becoming a must-see attraction in the sport with his all-action style and ferocious power, and the 25 year old Mexican puts his belt on the line for the second time since beating Cristofer Rosales inside nine rounds in December, and seeing off the spirited challenge of Jay Harris in Dallas in February.

 

Flores (25-4-2 17 KOs) landed the vacant IBO crown in August with victory on hostile territory over Carlo Penalosa in the Philippines, and the 29 year old can add another title straight away with victory in this all-Mexican bout.

 

“I’ve been preparing very well here with my trainer Mauricio Aceves,” said Martinez. “We’re having a very strong camp. Thank God that I’ve still been able to work out throughout the pandemic. Either my trainer comes to my house or I go to his. Either way I haven’t lost my conditioning.

 

“Thank God I haven’t been directly affected by the Pandemic. I’ve been able to remain active with running and practical skills with the help of Mauricio. We’re just here putting the final touches on my training but I’m very confident that my trainer has me in the best shape for this upcoming fight”

 

“The whole world will know my name when I beat Martinez,” said Flores. “It is a unique opportunity in my career, and I have to take advantage of it, all my life I have prepared for this moment”.

 

Three of Eddie Hearn’s young tyros make their return to action on the bill, with Diego Pacheco (9-0 7 KOs) boxing for the tenth time in the paid ranks, Austin Williams (5-0 4 KOs) making a second foray outside the States in his sixth pro fight and Otha Jones III (5-0 2 KOs) also boxing for the sixth time as a pro.

 

“I can’t wait for our return to Mexico with this triple-header of World title action,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Three of the very best World champions are in action and in real tests for their crowns.

 

“A rematch between Juan Francisco Estrada and Chocolatito is a done deal for the first quarter of 2021 but they both have hard fights ahead. Estrada’s first fight with Carlos Cuadras’ was nip and tuck war, and Carlos is full of confidence that he’ll get a big victory this time.

 

Chocolatito was outstanding in beating Brit Kal Yafai in Dallas, and the former pound-for-pound king has a new lease of life as he chases more belts – but must be at his best against his Mexican namesake aiming for third time lucky in his hunt for a World title.

 

“Julio Cesar Martinez is one of the most thrilling World champions out there right now and I can’t wait to see him back in action. The firecracker Mexican guarantees excitement, and with Maximino Flores having a high KO percentage himself and coming in after landing the IBO belt, this will catch fire straight away.

 

“Three incredibly talented youngsters are back in the ring on the night in Diego, Ammo and OJIII – it’s a stacked night of action and one not to be missed!”

 

“We are going to give the fans a high-quality card as they always deserve it,” said Fernando Beltran from Zanfer Promotions. “Very interesting fights with great sports idols who always leave everything in the ring.”

 

Matchroom’s third ever show in Mexico is part of a blockbuster month for Eddie Hearn’s promotional outfit on both sides of the pond, starting with the return to action of Olympic bronze medal man Joshua Buatsi taking on Marko Calic on October 4 on a stacked card that sees Chantelle Cameron fight for World title honors for the first time as she meets Arianna Dos Santos Araujo for the vacant WBC Super-Lightweight strap.  Newcastle’s fan favorite Lewis Ritson then takes center stage as he takes on Miguel Vazquez on October 17 and there’s more top-class World title action on that card too as Savannah Marshall faces Hannah Rankin for the vacant WBO World Middleweight strap.

 

Matchroom close the month in spectacular fashion on October 31, as Ukrainian pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk faces a massive test of his Heavyweight credentials as he does battle with British favourite Derek Chisora.

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