WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada agrees to deal with DAZN, Matchroom Boxing

first_imgOne of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world has a new promotional team along with a new network.It was announced Wednesday that WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada has agreed to a multifight deal with Matchroom Boxing, with all of his fights airing on DAZN. An announcement from Estrada is expected to be made next week on when he would make his debut for the promotion and the streaming service. A trilogy bout with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is among the possibilities. “I’m very excited to be fighting again on DAZN where I won the WBC title,” Estrada said in a press release. “I look forward to defending my title for Mexico and for all my fans and hopefully I can soon unify titles with the other champions of the division.  “I’m very motivated being champion once again and I’m ready to show that I’m a champion to be reckoned with.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year Estrada (39-3 26 KOs), a former unified flyweight champion, became a two-division world champion and put himself among boxing’s elite in April when he outboxed Rungvisai in the early going and outlasted a late surge from the former champion to win by unanimous decision and avenge his narrow majority decision loss to the Thai star in February 2018.“I’m delighted to welcome pound-for-pound star Juan Estrada to the team,” said Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. “We have been working closely with Zanfer over the last year and this is an exciting addition to DAZN.“Estrada was outstanding in capturing the WBC and Ring Magazine belts in LA in April and looks now to move on and unify the division. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”Estrada’s signing with DAZN adds to a growing stable of fighters who have recently signed with the global streaming service that includes Anthony Joshua, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs, Tevin Farmer, Oleksandr Usyk and Demetrius Andrade.last_img

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