Estrada defeats Chocolatito, contentious scorecards, and tributes to Marvin Hagler in boxing news
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Last night, fans all over the world were presented to a modern-day classic when Juan Francisco Estrada avenged his 2012 loss in Dallas, Texas to Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez. In a hotly contested all-action battle that could have gone either way, it was the Mexican who emerged victorious.
Gonzalez was widely seen as having done just enough to secure his second victory over his opponent, who had won a contentious majority decision.
The super-flyweight duo landed a combined total of 2529 punches: Estrada landed 314/1212, while Gonzalez had a 29% success rate, landing 319/1317.
Despite Gonzalez’s precision, two of the judges believed Estrada was landing the flusher shots on his opponent.
Gonzalez won 115-113 on Jesse Reyes’ scorecard, while Estrada won by the same margin on David Sutherland’s.
However, it was third judge Carlos Sucre who created a sensation by awarding Estrada a six-round victory with a score of 117-111.
Sucre’s decision has been widely criticized on social media, with many fans and celebrities believing that he has done Gonzalez a disservice.
“117-111 a shocker..115-113 any way,” said promoter Eddie Hearn on Twitter. Number three? @DAZNBoxing #EstradaChocolatito2
The WBC is expected to order a rematch between Estrada and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
After losing the first battle to MD in February 2018, Estrada defeated the Thai in 2019 with another controversial decision.
“On behalf of boxing fans all over the world, I want to say thank you to @GalloEstradaOfi and @chocolatitobox – that was the finest fight I have ever witnessed live @daznboxing,” Hearn tweeted after the fireworks.
Liam Williams’ world-title fight against Demetrius Andrade has been set for April 17 in Miami, as the Welshman aims to upset the WBO middleweight champion.
After it was announced that the famous middleweight Marvin Hagler had unexpectedly passed away, tributes poured in on social media.
“Today regrettably my darling husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire,” his wife Kay stated on Facebook.
With his great heart and fighting ability, the 68-year-old was one of “The Four Kings” and engraved his name into boxing history for all time. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”