Sunrise Pecking Order Challenge for “Gallo” Estrada
A “Soar point” for WBC super flyweight champion, Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada, the special guest of our traditional “Coffee Tuesday” who has been undergoing rugged altitude training for two months plus, in order to swoop down on his next title defense.
Juan spoke about the preparation he is doing for the possible unification fight with fellow world champion Kazuto Ioka on December 31 in Japan.
And, even though it is a fight for which he has been preparing and which he hopes reps can settle, he confessed that the negotiations have not been concluded, since the financial offer is below what he won in his last fight.
“I feel a bit frustrated, I have a history in boxing and I am the champion of the most important body, the WBC, and yet; The purse they are offering me is less than what I expected, I think it unfair, as we are both champions and it is a unification fight, plus I am agreeing to go to Japan and defend my crown. I think I deserve a good payday!
“I’m working like never before, Alfredo – as always – is in my corner taking care of my preparation because we both want this fight and we know that the boxing fans are also waiting for it, so we hope to be able to reach a good conciliation and if not, then we will look for another rival, but we will get into the ring before the end of 2023.”
For Juan, it is extremely important to think about his future because he recognizes that his remaining time in the ring isn’t unlimited and that is why he must look for the best fights. Grateful to his promoter Juan Hernández, Francisco was emphatic in saying that today he can be considered a free agent and if a promoter approaches him to offer him a good fight he will take the opportunity.
Convinced that he must take advantage of these years and his status as champion, the Green and Gold monarch does not rule out the possibility of moving up a division, because if there is one thing clear to him, it is that he wants to leave his mark on boxing and be a reference point for the new generations. .