Boxing Results: Juan “El Gallo” Estrada defeats Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez for the WBC title Fly!

December 4, 2022 l

By Ken Hissner: At Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona on Saturday against DAZN Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing) in the third Main Event meeting, former 2 Division World Champion Juan “El Galo” Estrada won by majority decision on the former 4-division world champion Roman “Chocolatoto” Gonzalez for the vacant WBC World Super Flyweight title.

(Photo credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom or Michelle Farsi/Matchroom)

In the co-feature, WBC flyweight world champion Julio “El Rey” Cesar Martinez won by majority decision over Samuel Carmona.

In the Main Event, former 2-division champion Juan “El Galo” Estrada, 43-3 (28), #115, of Puerto Penasco, MEX, former 4-division champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 51- 3 (41), #114.7, from Managua, NIC, 12 rounds, for the vacant WBC Super Fly title.

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In the first two rounds, it was all Estrada with little offense from Gonzalez. In round three, Gonzalez finally opened up, taking the first two minutes, and then Estrada started to counter him well in the final minute.

In the fourth, Gonzalez dominated, tipping Estrada in the closing seconds with a right to the chin. In the fifth, through the eighth round, Estrada responded very well with uppercuts to the chin causing Gonzalez to chase and get hit. On the ninth lap, he went back and forth, with Gonzalez getting ahead of him.

In the tenth and eleventh rounds, Estrada edged out Gonzalez, who kept chasing him around the ring. In the twelfth and final round, Estrada did enough to win the round and the fight. The referee was Chris Flores.

The scores were 114-114, 116-112 and 115-113, with this writer 116-112.
In the co-feature, WBC World Flyweight Champion Julio “El Rey” Martinez, 19-2 (14), #111, of Mexico City, MEX, retained his title with a majority decision over Olympian Samuel “The Gypsy ” Carmona, 8 years old. -1 (4), #111.4, from Las Palmas, SP, over 12 laps.

In the first two rounds, Martinez landed combinations against the solid jab of Carmona, who also landed a forehand in the second. In round three, Martinez rocked Carmona in the closing seconds with a combination to the chin.

In round four, Carmona continued to move well in the ring, but Martinez caught him with a two-fisted attack. From round six through eight, Martinez continued to struggle to cut the ring but still lands more than Carmona, who rarely uses his right.

In the ninth, fans showed their disapproval of Carmona running around the ring, landing a few punches. In the tenth and eleventh rounds, Martinez had an advantage when Carmona stood in front of him, but that was rare.

On the twelfth and final lap it was tight, but Carmona seemed to win. The referee was Wes Melton.

The scores were 114-114, 117-111 and 116-112, with this writer 115-113.
Flyweight Joselito “El Huracan” Velazquez, 15-1-1 (10), #112.3, of Oaxaca, MEX, lost to former WBC Fly champion Christofer “El Latigo” Rosales, 35-6 (21) , #112.6, from Managua , NIC, over ten action-packed rides.

By round two, Velazquez’s left eye area was starting to swell. In round three, Velazquez came back nicely in a round taking action fight. In the fourth and fifth rounds, Rosales used a good left hook to Velazquez’s chin, having two good rounds.

In the seventh and eighth rounds, the two had their crowd-pleasing fighting moments. In the ninth round, Velazquez used good uppercuts to the chin, while Rosales came back with combinations to the chin. In the tenth and final rounds, the fans were on their feet due to the action of both fighters. The referee was Dennis O’Connell.

The scores were 97-93 by all three judges, with a 96-94 from this writer.
Diego Pacheco, 21, WBC Super Middle American Champion, 17-0 (14), #167.4, of South Central Los Angeles, Calif., impressed by scoring a pair of knockdowns, stopping Ricardo “Tyson” Luna, 24 -9- 2 (16), #168, from Ciudad Nezahualcoyoti, MEX, at 2:08 of the second round of a 10.

In round two at the midpoint, Pacheco dropped Luna with a right to the chin for an 8 count from referee Tony Zaino. Pacheco went after Luna hurting him with an uppercut, two body shots and a right to the chin, and he went with a cut between his eyes. Rising, his corner threw in the towel.

Super Feather Marc Castro, 9-0 (6), #133.6, of Fresno, CA, won a lopsided decision scoring knockdown over Maickol “El Coyote” Lopez, 16-4 (8), #132, of Baja California, MEX, Miami, Florida, in eight rounds.

In the first two rounds, former amateur champion Castro dominated Lopez. In the final thirty seconds of round three, Castro landed three solid rights to Lopez’s chin. In the fourth and fifth rounds, Castro continued the attack keeping Lopez on the receiving end.

In the sixth round, Lopez came forward retaliating, but Castro still answered him with more punches than Lopez. In the final minute of round seven, Castro continued to beat Lopez until he finally got to his knees, spitting out his mouthpiece.

Referee Joey Chivas gave him the count of 8 at the sound of the bell.
In the eighth and final round, what was holding Lopez back but his guts? Nobody knows. Especially Castro, who did everything to stop him until the bell.

The scores were 80-71 by the three judges and this writer.

#5 ranked left-handed WBA International Middle champion Austin “Ammo” Williams, 13-0 (9), #?, of Houston, TX, won a lopsided decision over Simon “Viking” Madsen, 13-1 (10), #, from Horsens, DK, and Cancun, MEX, in ten rounds.

In round two, Williams overpowered Madsen, who was on the defensive, overwhelmed by Williams. In round three, when Madsen landed a good right to the chin, Williams came right back with a combination.

In round four, Williams drew blood from Madsen’s nose. He was cautioned for showboating by the referee. Rounds six through eight, Williams continued to land Madsen, who landed the occasional body shot with his nose continuing to bleed.

In the ninth round, referee Wes Melton took a point from Madsen for a forearm to the face of Williams. In the tenth and final round, Williams attempted the stoppage, but Madsen was able to go the distance in an off-balance fight.

The scores were 99-90 by all three judges, with 100-89 by this writer.
Super Feather Olympic silver medalist Beatriz “The Beast” Ferreira, 2-0 (2), #129 ½, of Sao Paulo, BRZ, impressed as she stopped Carisse Brown, 7-3 (4), #129 ¼, of Lakeland, FL, 1:20 a.m. into the second lap of a scheduled 4×2.

Round one was all action, with Ferreira on the attack. In the final twenty seconds, she pushed Brown into the ropes, prompting an 8 count from referee Joey Chavez. The bell came to his rescue.

In round two, Ferreira hurt Brown again as referee Chavez ordered a standing knockdown and an 8 count. umpire Chavez suddenly stopped.

Super Fly Anthony “Superman” Herrea, 4-0-1 (3), #119 ½, of Los Angeles, CA, stopped Christian Sullivan, 8-1 (5), #119 ¾, of Casa Grande, AZ, at 1:41 of the third round of a 4.

In the first round, everything was halfway there. Herrera landed more than half a dozen punches as Sullivan walked straight into it. He returned after 4 years of absence.

In round two, Sullivan landed a solid right to the chin, catching Herrera’s eye and being the aggressor for the most part.

In the third round, a left hook from Herrera to the chin dropped Sullivan for an 8 count from referee Tony Zaino in the first half minute.

Later in the last minute of the round, Herrera had Sullivan against the ropes when the referee had seen enough, calling a stoppage.

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