Juan Francisco Estrada vs Carlos Cuadras Preview Oct. 23rd
WBC Super Flyweight Champion Juan Francisco Estrada will be defending the crown against fellow Mexican Carlos Cuadras in Mexico City this Friday, Oct. 23rd. The 12-round bout can be seen live in most areas of the world on DAZN. Estrada last fought in August of 2019 when he stopped DeWayne Beamon in the ninth round. Cuadras last saw action in September, 2019 with a 10-round majority decision over Jose Maria Cardenas. This is a rematch of their 2017 bout which Estrada won by 12-round unanimous decision.
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Estrada vs Cuadras Betting Odds
Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).
- Carlos Cuadras +375
- Juan Francisco Estrada -550
The 30 year-old Estrada enters the ring with a record of 40-3 with 27 Kos. He’s a former WBO and WBA Flyweight Champion who won his current title in April, 2019 when he edged Srisaket Sor Rungvisai by a close unanimous decision in a rematch. Estrada lost a majority decision to Rungvisai just over a year earlier. He stands 5-feet-4-inches tall with a 66-inch, turned pro back in 2008 and has boxed 275 rounds since then.
He’s never been stopped with other two losses coming by way of unanimous decision to Roman Gonzalez in 2012 in his first attempt at the WBA title and to Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr. by an eight-round unanimous decision in 2011. Estrada has better-than-average power with a current knockout ratio of 62.8 per cent and has won 14 of his last 15 fights. His biggest wins have been against Rungvisai, Cuadras, Hernan Marquez, Giovani Segura, Milan Melindo, Brian Viloria, Rommel Asenjo and Richie Mepranum.
The 29-year-old Cuadras is 39-3-1 with 27 Kos to his name. He stands 5-feet-4-inches tall and has a reach of 66 inches, the same size as Estrada. He turned pro back in 2008 and has 239 rounds under his belt since then. Cuadras is also a fine power puncher with the exact same knockout ratio as Estrada at 62.8 per cent, but he hasn’t recorded a stoppage since 2016. As well as losing to Estrada in their first bout, he lost to Roman Gonzalez by unanimous decision in September of 2016 while he was the WBC Super Flyweight Champion.
He was also beaten by McWilliams Arroyo by 10-round majority decision five months after losing to Estrada. Cuadras won the title in May, 2014 by technical decision over Rungvisai and defended it six times until losing to Gonzalez. Cuadras’ lone draw was a four-round technical affair with Jose Salgado in September 2014.
Cuadras has taken on some tough opponents over the years with his best wins coming against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, David Carmona, Richie Mepranum, Luis Concepcion and Koki Eto. He’s been on the canvas in the past, but still has a strong chin. Cuadras possesses good speed, experience, power and boxing skills and is hoping for a better result against Estrada this time around.
Estrada is a fast, heavy-hitting boxer who is riding a hot streak and also possesses a pretty solid chin. Cuadras has won three in a row but his power seems to have disappeared recently. This should be another fan-friendly and exciting bout in the super flyweight division and I think Estrada will take care of Cuadras once again to retain his belt.
Estrada’s slightly better than Cuadras in most areas in the ring.
Play: Estrada -550 @ BetOnline.ag
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