Juan Francisco Estrada (42-3, 28 KOs) and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez (50-3, 42 KOs) waged war in one of the greatest fights in recent memory and certainly the runaway leader for 2021 Fight of the Year. They threw a combined 2529 punches (that is not a typo), landed 705, and arguably had three Round of the Year candidates in what was a truly sensational WBC and WBA super-flyweight unification title bout.
In the end, Mexico’s Estrada got the split decision over Gonzalez to avenge his 2012 defeat. While 115-113 for either fighter seemed plenty justifiable, the 117-111 in Estrada’s favor was just classic Texas judging that really does put a damper on what was an instant classic.
Watch the highlights below. You’re better off watching DAZN’s comprehensive video package at the top of the page because these shorter highlight clips do not do justice to what these warriors just did over the span of 36 minutes.
A 10-count in honor of the late, great Marvelous Marvin Hagler. pic.twitter.com/vpeyD5GDLZ— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) March 14, 2021
PUNCHES IN BUNCHES.— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) March 14, 2021
EVERY. SINGLE. ROUND. pic.twitter.com/d9qbayzwxl
Simply Unbelievable.— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) March 14, 2021
This is the TWELFTH round. pic.twitter.com/A8RLCiyUFJ