Juan Francisco Estrada's Hand To Be Evaluated For Nietes Bout

By Miguel Rivera

Before his fight is completely finalized, the right hand of WBO/WBA flyweight world champion Juan Francisco 'Gallo' Estrada (33-2, 24KOs) must be evaluated by his trainer, Alfredo Caballero.

There are serious discussions for Estrada to face WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (38-1-4, 22KOs) on September 24th. Nietes would move up in weight to purse Estrada.

Such a fight would match two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport and establish a clear top threat to the reign of WBC champion Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez. Both Estrada and Nietes are hoping to get their hands on Gonzalez, but neither may get their wish - because Gonzalez may soon move up to super flyweight to pursue WBC champion Carlos Cuadras.


Estrada has been out of the ring since last September when he knocked out former champion Tyson Marquez. The right hand has been an issue which has kept him on the shelf for several months.

Nietes has been branching out with his career. Last October he traveled over to the StubHub Center in California to retain his title with a dominating decision of Juan Alejo. He then returned to the Philippines in May to get a stoppage win over former champion Raul Garcia. 

"[Estrada] has a date for September 24, but we'll see. Hopefully in about 20 days he can be discharged [from rehabbing his right hand] and starts hitting very well with both hands - the return date depends on that," said Caballero to ESPN Deportes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tangalog2200 on 07-08-2016

[QUOTE=giacomino;16844981]Nietes is a solid fighter, a longtime beltholder, but he certainly never "dominated" his divisions, particularly at minimumweight, where he never fought any of the other beltholders and was never clearly the best. That being said, at 34, moving up…

Comment by giacomino on 07-07-2016

[QUOTE=OctoberRed;16843322]Nietes has long been considered a pound for pound fighter. He's dominated his divisions and takes on all comers. There is nothing to suggest Estrada is on the slide. He looked better in his last performance than Gonzalez did with…

Comment by lopez36 on 07-06-2016

ive always thought nietes was a good fighter, underrated, these guys dont get the publicity like others do, great fight if it happens

Comment by fourtheboys96 on 07-06-2016

Nietes is my country man. He's regularly on TV but I don't really get the itch to watch him. He always fight Mexican or Thai bums. He's been a champ for so long but I have to see him fight…

Comment by 1hourRun on 07-06-2016

[QUOTE=OctoberRed;16843322]Nietes has long been considered a pound for pound fighter. He's dominated his divisions and takes on all comers. There is nothing to suggest Estrada is on the slide. He looked better in his last performance than Gonzalez did with…

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