The head trainer of WBA super flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez, Marcos Caballero, says “Chocolatito” has been sweating into sweet shape, for his March 13th rematch with WBC champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada.
“One of the things we are working on is long combinations. He threw more than 1000 blows in the previous fight, but now he`s punching with greater power,” commented Marcos in an interview with“ Viva Nicaragua.
“We started the camp strong and motivated, because we are going to war with Estrada, who`s a demanding fighter. That`s why we must reach the highest competitive level.”
According to Caballero, Roman runs for forty-five minutes in the morning. In the afternoons he works on the strategy that he will bring to the contest, and eight demanding rounds of sparring.
“We know the quality of the opponent, but we trust that in the ring, the one who arrives better prepared and with the best strategy, will win. That will be us," Caballero said.
Chocolatito and Estrada met for the first time on November 11, 2012. It was a highly competitive contest. The Judges saw Roman winning it by 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112.
However, their contest took place at junior flyweight, with Estrada squeezing down for his first and only contest in that weight class. He said the weight limit left him feeling drained when he entered the ring. Gonzalez also held a huge edge in experience at the time of their first encounter.
Nine years later… they will meet for the second at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas in a high stakes unification. DAZN will be streaming the event on their app.