ESTRADA VS. CUADRAS FIGHT NIGHT TONIGHT! MAIN CARD BEGINS 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT ON DAZN
Tune in tonight to watch the stacked world championship triple-header, featuring Juan Francisco Estrada, Román “Chocolatito” González, and Julio Cesar Martinez, live on DAZN from Azteca Studios in Mexico City, Mexico.
Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs) will be defending his WBC super flyweight belt in a rematch against fellow Mexican warrior Carlos Cuadras (39-3-1, 27 KOs), as the challenger aims to seek revenge after the pair’s first closely fought battle back in 2017.
Román “Chocolatito” González (49-2, 41 KOs) will be putting his WBA super flyweight title on the line against Israel Gonzalez (25-3, 11 KOs) in an exciting matchup for both fighters.
Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1, 12 KOs) is back on home soil as the 23-year old looks to defend his WBC flyweight strap for the second time this year against Moises Calleros (33-9-1, 17 KOs).
Tonight’s main card will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Download the DAZN app now to catch all the action live on any device – including smart TVs, smartphones, streaming sticks, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN is currently available in the U.S., as well as Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland.
Diego Pacheco & Otha Jones III Ready for Action TONIGHT
Tonight in Mexico City, two of Split-T Management’s undefeated prospects, super middleweight Diego Pacheco and junior lightweight Otha Jones III will be in action on a card that will be streamed live on DAZN (7 PM ET).
Pacheco (9-0, 7 KOs) of Los Angeles battles Juan Antonio Mendez (12-2-2, 8 KOs) of Mexico, while Jones (5-0, 2 KOs) battles fellow undefeated Kevin Monitel (6-0, 3 KOs) of Mexico. Both bouts are scheduled for six-rounds.
Pacheco, still just 19 years-old continues his upward ascension as he continues to take on quality opposition. He was wins over four undefeated foes, and is coming off a win over 34-fight veteran Oscar Riojas on February 29th.
Pacheco is under the guidance of Tim VanNewhouse.
Pacheco was 167.2 lbs at Thursday’s weigh-in. Mendez was 164.9 lbs
Mendez, 33 years-old, has wins over two undefeated fighters and undefeated in his last four outings. He is coming off a win over Rafael Rocha Merino on November 19th.
The 20 year-old native of Toledo, Ohio, Jones, who was a 21-time National Amateur Champion, looks to raise his mark to 6-0 as he battles an undefeated opponent.
Jones is coming off an impressive 2nd round stoppage over Juan Santiago on January 30th in Miami.
Montiel, 21 years-old, who has wins over Cesar Ramos (4-1) and Pedro Ivan Bernal (2-0), is coming off a Angel Enrique Leal Pacheco on November 16.
Both Jones and Montiel were 130 lbs, at Thursday’s weigh-in.
Diego Pacheco is ready to take the next step in his exciting career as he prepares for his tenth pro fight in Mexico City on Friday night, live on DAZN.
Pacheco (9-0 7 KOs) turned over in December 2018, and the rangy Mexican-American has blasted seven of his opponents away inside the distance and boxed in Mexico, America, and Saudi Arabia.
The 19-year-old hits double figures on Friday night over six rounds against Juan Antonio Mendez (12-2-2 10 KOs) and the South Central LA talent is ready to move up a gear in 2021.
“I am in a great place right now in my career; I’m just where I want to be; I’m 9-0, soon to be 10-0, and now talking about becoming a contender,” said Pacheco. “I feel like this is a really critical time in my career but that we’re on the right path to where we want to go.
“I’m a lot taller than most of the fighters in my division, which makes me longer than them, and I can control the distance, but when I do get in there with people that are my high and have my reach, I think my boxing skill just higher than my opponents and rivals in the division.
“I feel like I am ready. People would tell me that they thought I was being rushed because I was fighting every month, I was 9-0 in my first year, but they were doing that for a reason; they could see that I was ready for these fights.
“When the pandemic happened and gave me time off from the ring, I feel like it’s helped me to mature and learn even more, so going into my tenth fight, I am ready. I trust in the process, and I’m going along with it. Every night, I am getting better, there’s something new each time I have been working on, and whoever they put in front of me, I figure them out and do what works.
“The path I am on right now is taking me to a great place. All the guys I talk to that have more experience than me and have been in the sport longer than me; they tell me to keep going and doing what I am doing, the sky is the limit.”
Pacheco’s tenth pro outing is part of a huge night of action in Mexico City, topped by a triple header of mouthwatering World title action.
Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3 27 KOs) will defend his WBC and Ring Magazine World Super-Flyweight titles in a rematch with Carlos Cuadras (39-3-1 27 KOs) and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez (49-2 41 KOs) defends his WBA World Super-Flyweight title against Israel Gonzalez (25-3 11 KOs) – with Estrada and Chocolatito on a collision course for a rematch should they both emerge victorious – and Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1 12 KOs) will now defend his WBC World Flyweight title against Moises Calleros (33-9-1 17 KOs).
Two of Pacheco’s fellow young guns appear on the card as Austin Williams (5-0 4 KOs) making a second foray outside the States in his sixth pro fight and Otha Jones III (5-0 2 KOs) boxes for the sixth time as a pro.