Juan Francisco Estrada Ready To Face Kazuto Ioka in October

By Ryan Burton

The WBA began consolidating their total number of champions earlier this year by ordering several fights between their "super", "regular" and interim champions.  One of the bouts that was ordered was between their super and regular flyweight champions. 

Juan Francisco "Gallo" Estrada (33-2, 24KOs) holds their "super" belt along with the WBO flyweight title and Kazuto Ioka (20-1, 12KOs) holds the "regular" version.

Estrada has been out of the ring since his September, 2015 knockout victory over Hernan "Tyson" Marquez.  He injured his right hand which required surgery and has kept him on the sideline ever since.

juan-francisco-estrada_6 caught up with the 26-year-old Mexican who said that his hand is good to go and he is ready to return to the ring.

"Yes (my hand) is good.  I'm already sparring and I'm prepared to fight at the end of October against Ioka I think," Estrada stated.

Estrada is in Los Angeles to watch the battle between his compatriot WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez who he lost a competitive decision to in 2012.  Chocolatito is attempting to become the first Nicaraguan to win world titles in four different weight classes.

"That is why we are here.  To watch the fight and hopefully face either one of them in the near future," Estrada told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 09-11-2016

[QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;17027708]interesting to see how estrada looks after the long layoff he looked like sh1t in one of his last fights.[/QUOTE] Shut up man, you dont know what was his last fight and you are opening your mouth?

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 09-11-2016

[QUOTE=thecomedian2;17027601]It´s part of Boxing, [SIZE="6"][B]you get punch in the face too[/B][/SIZE], but he took Cuadras´s Cherry and Belt... :bottle:[/QUOTE] Nope, when you get more punishment than you rival, when you are outboxer, you deserve the lose but Gonzalez is the…

Comment by thecomedian2 on 09-11-2016

I am off to celebrate chocolatito´s 4th division championship, you salty haters can stay here in the forum crying..

Comment by Aztekkas on 09-11-2016

[QUOTE=thecomedian2;17027761]He is Not going to beat Ioka in his home turf and that will be the last of Estrada we hear, he will be a gate keeper for Azteca Boxing, in the mean time Chocolatito keeps on Winning on HBO...![/QUOTE]…

Comment by thecomedian2 on 09-11-2016

[QUOTE=Aztekkas;17027722]Which one? Alvarez? I agree, that was a sub par showing. However he disposed of Hernan and Asenjo last year rather easily. It's all good, I'm sure he will redeem himself after beatin Ioka down later this year. Tough comeback…

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