The expected return of the World Boxing Council super flyweight champion, Juan Francisco "Gallo" Estrada, will be in April, according to sources close to Estrada.
“Gallo” (40-3, 27 KO), 29, had planned to fight in January against WBA champion, Khalid Yafai, but he suffered a hand injury.
Estrada will meet with his medical team in the coming days, when he’ll have a clearer picture of the date on which he can defend his WBC crown.
The two-weight world champion, 29-years-old, is the current owner of the Ring Magazine belt at super-flyweight, and he has a place (No.10) on BNN's January P4P list.
The World Boxing Council super flyweight champion was last in the ring at the Multiple Use Center of Hermosillo, Sonora in Mexico, when he successfully defended his crown with a pulverizing ninth-round TKO of brave American challenger Dewayne “Mister Stop Running” Beamon. Full report HERE
Beamon came out aggressively and paid the price when Estrada sent him to the canvas twice in the second round, but he managed to recover well to make it competitive.
One thing for sure is that his next fight will not be against long-reigning WBA titlist Kal Yafai as news broke the same day that he is set to defend his title to former four-weight ruler Roman Gonzalez. Full story here: Kal Yafai vs Roman Gonzalez confirmed