Following the appointment of Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada as the World Boxing Council (WBC) Franchise champion, the trilogy against Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez is now becoming a reality.
Back on March 13, the two boxers fought toe to toe in a twelve round war - which saw Estrada walk away with a split decision win - and the WBC, WBA world titles at super flyweight.
Most observers felt Gonzalez had done enough to win the fight and there was an outcry over one of the scorecards. One of the judges, Carlos Sucre, who scored 117-111 for Estrada, was suspended by the WBA.
With a mandatory defense looming against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, the WBC decided to elevate Estrada to 'Franchise' champion and ordered him to face Gonzalez in a third fight.
The coach of the Sonoran fighter, Alfredo Caballero, believes that trilogy against Gonzalez would be an epic battle - with countless fans calling for a third meeting.
“I think it's the best thing that could have happened, both for us as a team, for the Mexican and Nicaraguan public and for the whole world. With this designation, the boxing fans will win,” Caballero mentioned to Fox Deportes.
The winner of the trilogy will have to face the victory of another fight that was ordered by the WBC, a final eliminator of sort with Carlos Cuadras colliding with Sor Rungvisai.
"Estrada is very happy to be a Franchise champion and for the possibility of facing Chocolatito again, only great fights manage to generate this type of impact and we do not want to wait a long time to repeat a fight of this magnitude," said Caballero.
The two fighters are 1-1, as Gonzalez won a twelve round decision over Estrada when in 2012 - in a contest fought at the junior flyweight limit of 108-pounds.