Editor’s notice: This text was initially revealed on DAZN.com.
Juan Francisco Estrada is assured of revenge when he meets Roman Gonzalez for the second time on Saturday night time at American Airways Middle in Dallas.
The pair first fought in 2012 for the WBA junior flyweight title, with Gonzalez profitable by unanimous choice. The 33-year-old has since claimed titles in 4 totally different weight divisions, the primary Nicaraguan to take action.
Chatting with The Ak & Barak Present on DAZN, WBC junior bantamweight champion stated this struggle might be a special proposition.
“The reality is I’m actually wanting ahead to this struggle,” Estrada stated by way of a translator. “It’s nearly 9 years after the primary time we fought. I’m actually excited, we had wonderful preparations, and again then it was two weight courses totally different than the struggle now, so I really feel stronger now and I’m able to go. I at all times say you win the struggle exterior the ring and particularly with bodily conditioning.
“I’m an entire fighter and relying on how my opponent fights, that’s how I’m going to struggle. However, actually, I used to be specializing in my bodily conditioning and sparring. We already centered lots on power in my earlier struggle with Carlos Cuadras, and I used to be capable of present it, profitable by knockout.”
Whereas happy along with his preparations and assured of victory, the 30-year-old Mexican is just not underestimating Gonzalez. On the identical time, he believes he’ll win emphatically.
“I contemplate Roman Gonzalez to be a future Corridor of Famer, and beating him could be beating anyone with such a terrific legacy,” he stated. “He has completed most of his rivals. He’s held essential titles. And I feel a victory in opposition to him would enable me to enter the dialog as the most effective within the decrease weight courses.
“As a result of I already fought him, I do know his strengths and his weaknesses. I consider I’ve the opportunity of knocking him out. He’s already been knocked out, so I feel that’s one thing I can do as effectively.”