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Chocolatito vs. Estrada 2, Haney vs. Campbell & Prograis vs. Hooker in July or August in U.S

Devin Haney Juan Francisco Estrada Regis Prograis Roman Gonzalez

By Charles Brun: DAZN will be three great fights in July or August involving Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, Juan Francisco Estrada, Devin Haney, Luke Campbell, Regis Prograis, and Maurice Hooker from the U.S.

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn revealed his plans on Monday to stage three great fights involving those fighters mentioned above in July or August. Hearn hasn’t given the dates yet for those fighters to battle, but it’s great news that they’ll soon be fighting within one to two months in the United States.

The Matchroom fights are as follows:

  • Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez (49-2, 41 KOs) vs. Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs)
  • Devin Haney (24-0, 15 KOs) vs. Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs)
  • Regis Prograis (24-1, 20 KOs) vs. Maurice Hooker (27-1-3, 18 KOs).

A lot of Americans are excited about seeing a unification match between WBA super flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez and WBC champ Juan Francisco Estrada, as this is a contest that promises to be fun to watch. Both are a lot more accomplished than Hooker, Prograis, Haney, and Campbell.

There’s no comparison. Estrada and Chocolatito have accomplished a lot more in their respective careers than the other guys on Hearn’s list of fights.

Devin Haney Juan Francisco Estrada Regis Prograis Roman Gonzalez

Hearn reveals fights for July or August

“We’ve got a meeting tomorrow on Tuesday, and it’ll be July or August,” said Hearn to IFL TV when asked for the date that Matchroom begins staging U.S fights, and we’ve got a lot of great matches.

“We’ve got Regis Prograis vs. Maurice Hooker, Chocolatito against Estrada, and I’d like to do Devin Haney against Luke Campbell. These are just three headline fights that we want to get out hopefully as soon as we return,” said Hearn.

Former WBA light welterweight champion Regis Prograis will be taking on former WBO 140-pound champion Hooker. Both fighters are coming off of defeats.

Prograis vs. Hooker should be an exciting fight. Prograis said on Sunday that he plans on traveling to Houston, Texas, to begin training this week. He feels it’ s a better location for him to train rather than staying in Southern California.

Surprisingly, WBC lightweight champion Haney will be defending his title against #2 WBC contender Campbell, as it was thought that Luke would face #1 WBC Javier Fortuna.

The last we heard from Floyd Mayweather Jr. this week, Haney would soon be moving up to 140. That was one of his excuses for him training him rather than his own fighter Gervonta Davis.

In response to boxing fans criticizing him for training a rival of Tank Davis, Mayweather said Haney, 21, would be vacating his WBC 135-lb title and moving up 140. But it looks like Mayweather should have checked that out with Haney or his promoter Hearn first because it doesn’t look like he’s going to do that yet.

Roman Gonzalez and Juan Estrada renew their rivalry

Chocolatito and Juan ‘Gallo’ Estrada will finally be meeting in a rematch eight years after they fought in 2012 in an exciting clash in Los Angeles. The Nicaraguan Gonzalez, who was unstoppable at the time, defeated Estrada by a 12 round unanimous decision.

At the time, Gonzalez held the WBA World light flyweight [108 pounds] title. Gonzalez and Estrada have both since moved up to 115.

In Roman’s last fight, he defeated previously undefeated WBA World light super flyweight champion Kal Yafai by a ninth-round knockout last February in Frisco, Texas.

Devin Haney Juan Francisco Estrada Regis Prograis Roman Gonzalez

Despite being a lot smaller than Yafai, Roman attacked him all out and beat him down with a high volume barrage of shots.

Yafai wasn’t able to adjust to all the shots and the different angles that Gonzalez was hitting him from during the contest. Before that fight, a lot of boxing fans saw Gonzalez as being a shot fighter, who didn’t stand a chance against the younger fighter Yafai.

Gonzalez lost twice to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in 2017 in contests in which he got hit a lot, and was beaten badly.

Estrada, 30, recently beat Rungvisai by a close 12 round unanimous decision in April 2019 in a rematch. Rungvisai beat Estrada by a 12 round majority decision in their first fight in February 2018 in front of a pro-Estrada crowd in Los Angeles.


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