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Juan Francisco Estrada Vacates The WBA Flyweight Crown

By Miguel Rivera

The World Boxing Association has announced that Juan Francisco Estrada has officially vacated his flyweight belt. Estrada has been dealing with a bad hand injury which has kept him on the shelf since September 2015.

Estrada told BoxingScene.com a few days ago that his right hand was fully healed and he was ready to make his mandatory defense of the WBA title against Japan's Kazuto Ioka. Those plans have obviously changed.

According to the WBA, Estrada's promoter, Zanfer Promotions, sent them a letter on Wednesday which advised them of his decision to vacate. There was no specific reason given, other than Estrada is mulling his options for the future.

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The 26-year-old Estrada (33-2, 24 KOs) is still the flyweight champion under the WBO. There are rumors in Mexico that he's likely going to vacate the WBO title as well, in order to move up in weight to the super flyweight division.

Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, who won a war over Estrada in 2012 at junior flyweight, recently made the jump to super flyweight and captured the WBC title from Carlos Cuadras last Saturday night in Los Angeles. Estrada may be chasing the lucrative fight.

A rematch between Gonzalez and Estrada is one of the biggest fights to be made in the lower weight divisions. HBO is very interested in the fight, but both combatants have been very vocal about receiving seven figure purses for the rematch - which may cause an issue with HBO picking up the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Aztekkas on 09-15-2016

[QUOTE=Dinamita 03;17038066]What? Aztekkas where you at bro?[/QUOTE] I'm here homie, we ain't ever back down. Controlamos el boxeo ese. Toda fue friamente calculado. [QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;17038090]lol estrada just b1itched out and ducked ioka.first canelo and now him whats going on in…

Comment by Nic-atl-Nahuac on 09-14-2016

Estrada vs Cuadras would be epic. I favor Estrada by ko!!! Styles make fights! Its also HBO worthy so hopefully they make it happen!

Comment by 1hourRun on 09-14-2016

[QUOTE=Chato Santana;17038656]I'm not an alt, G. I'm an old amigo. You're an All-Time Great poster, but when it comes to Chocalachino you don't know s**t about boxing![/QUOTE] I got an idea who u iz! dont let me catch you sleepin!…

Comment by Chato Santana on 09-14-2016

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17038641]Yet you created an Alt bashing the P4P king for destroying the Mexico's hopes.[/QUOTE] I'm not an alt, G. I'm an old amigo. You're an All-Time Great poster, but when it comes to Chocalachino you don't know s**t about boxing!

Comment by giacomino on 09-14-2016

Understand the move but was really hoping he'd fight Ioka first, a fight I think he'd win even though it would be in Ioka's hometown

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