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Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez Betting Preview: Rematch In Dallas

It’s going down on Saturday night as Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez will meet in a junior bantamweight bout. The fighters boast a combined 91-5 career record, making this a must-see bout.

These two squared off once before, in 2012, with Gonzalez winning by unanimous decision. Now, each is holding a title: Estrada the WBC title and Gonzalez the WBA crown.

Juan Francisco Estrada has his hand raised in victory after defeating Victor Mendez in seven rounds at StubHub Center
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For Estrada, this is going to be the first time since October that he has been in the ring. He defeated Carlos Cuadras via TKO in Mexico City on the 23rd of the month.

Gonzalez also fought on the same card, taking down Israel Gonzalez via unanimous decision. In a battle of Gonzalez’s, Roman made sure that he would get the last laugh and the final say.

Looking at the boxing odds, Estrada is favored to win this fight at -170. Gonzalez enters as a +135 underdog.

And to those that expect the ever-so-rare draw, +1800. That means if you bet $200 for a draw to happen, you’ll win $3,600 if it does.

Estrada Scouting Report

It has been a very successful career for Estrada to date. He has posted a 41-3 record, with 28 wins by knockout. The 30-year-old Mexico native has proven to be lethal in the ring and enters this fight with a five-match winning streak. Wisaksil Wangek defeated him by a majority decision on Feb. 24, 2018, more than three years ago.

This is going to be the first time Estrada is fighting in Texas at all. He’s had a number of big bouts in California and has had plenty of action in his home country, but never in Texas. This one is going to be taking place at American Airlines Center, where the Mavericks normally play.

He’s currently the number one Mexican boxer in the world and third-best out of 693 qualified boxers in the world. Do not sleep on him, as he’s ready to come in and win. He’s got the record he has for a reason.

Gonzalez Scouting Report

If you thought that Estrada being 41-3 was impressive, just wait. Gonzalez has had a tremendous boxing career, posting a 50-2 record to date. Forty-one of those wins have come by knockout, with the other nine coming via decision.

Just like his opponent, he too lost to Wangek. Not once, but twice. In back-to-back bouts over a six-month spell.

Gonzalez comes in on a four-fight winning streak since last losing on Sept. 9, 2017. Three of the wins came by TKO, as he packs quite the punch. He’s the number one ranked boxer from Nicaragua (out of 15) and is just ahead of Estrada in the world rankings, entering at No. 2.

There is no question that Gonzalez is going to be working hard to win this fight. He is obviously the underdog, but you don’t go 50-2 by accident. Both boxers have a lot to lose, so will be pushing hard to try and come away victorious.

And the Winner Is …

Picking a winner between incredible boxers isn’t easy. But every week, it has to be done. Each of these fighters’ last defeats came against the same opponent.

There is no doubt that Gonzalez and Estrada watched as Wisaksil Wangek was able to win. And they will each try and emulate him.

The one who will get the victory will be the underdog. Gonzalez is going to be leaving Dallas with the 51st win of his incredible career.

He’s a few years older than his opponent, but he’s hungry. He hasn’t had a win via knockout since February of last year.

Gonzalez will not only win, but he’ll do so by knockout. When making your boxing picks, go with Gonzalez to earn the two titles.

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