Carlos "Principe" Cuadras (36-1-1, 27 KO's), former world champion of the World Boxing Council, has stated that this September 9th, his goal is to beat Juan Francisco " Gallo "Estrada (35-2, 25 KO's) and then wait for the result between Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, to discover who he fights for the crown.
"We are preparing very hard for what is coming. Honestly I think Estrada´s style will be more difficult than 'Chocolate' or Rungvisai, I have already faced these two and the truth is they are not extraordinary, as neither hits hard, the Thai and I are sure I defeated 'Chocolate'. But sooner or later I'll run into him again and he will not be saved " vowed Cuadras.
"Estrada is not one of those who stops to collect punches. He is a rival that moves a lot and is not easy to land punches on. I have to be in good physical condition to get him and as soon as I do, I need to finish him because he takes advantage of the mistakes of others, and I have to be very smart to get my belt back.
June 23 was the happiest day in the life of Mike 'Hollywood' Jimenez, the Colombian-American fighter from Chicago, as he conquered the WBC Continental Americas super middleweight belt by defeating Aaron Pryor Jr.
"Without a doubt, it was the happiest moment of my life. I cried and l laughed all at the same time. It was then that I knew that all the intense training was worth it. This was an incredible moment of total happiness, "said Jiménez.
Jimenez (21-1-1 and 14 KOs) got a 10-round split decision against Aaron Pryor Jr (19-11-2 and 2 KO), son of the legend, in a dramatic bout, which was not all plain sailing, because Jimenez visited the canvass in the 8th round.
"From what I can remember, Pryor surprised me with a good shot and I preferred to put my knee on the ground and to lose that round for returning safe to my corner. All my family was there and I had dedicated the fight to my grandmother, who had recovered from a cancer; At that moment I thought, 'I can not finish like this' and I have to WIN! "Jiménez recalled.
Jimenez, who had tied with Pryor in 2016, maintains his full-time job as a metalworker in downtown Chicago buildings.