Juan Francisco Estrada – Argi Cortes Preview

Posted on 09/03/2022

By: Sean Crose

DAZN shall be airing what is basically considered as a showcase combat for Juan Francisco Estrada this night when the 42-3 world titlist takes on the 23-2-2 Argi Cortes in a scheduled 12 rounder at Hermosillo’s Centro de Usos Multiples. Estrada’s final combat noticed the 32 yr previous win a searing contest over nice Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez again in March of 2021. Estrada unified the WBA and WBC tremendous flyweight titles that night time. The WBC belt shall be on the road Saturday night time. With a future rematch with Gonzalez presumably being on the road, Estrada is actually going to wish to impress this weekend.

To his credit score, Cortes has not lose a single combat in additional than 7 years. Certainly, the 27 yr previous misplaced his third and fourth fights respectively earlier than happening to win a whopping 21 bouts alongside 2 attracts. The person’s resume is spectacular. Estrada, nevertheless, is taken into account a degree above Cortes, whose final combat was an eight spherical choice win over Rogelio Garcia again in Could. With that being mentioned, tonight represents nothing if not the possibility of a lifetime for Cortes. Ought to he shock the world on Saturday, his inventory will clearly rise considerably.

Cortes has an enormous mountain to climb, nevertheless. Now solely is Estrada sitting atop the tremendous flyweight division, Cortes faces the additional problem Saturday of attempting to greatest Estrada in his hometown of Hermosillo. The native crowd can have good purpose to be happy with their fighter strolling in. Apart from besting Gonzalez final yr, Estrada has gained towards such names as Carlos Cuadras and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. What’s extra, Estrada has come again and defeated the one two males who’ve defeated him – Sor Rungvisai and Gonzalez. Add that to the very fact Estrada has gained titles in two completely different weight divisions and it’s straightforward to see why he’d be the favourite heading into tonight’s battle with Cortes in Mexico.

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