Juan Francisco Estrada vs Felipe Orucuta Preview Sept. 8th
Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico will be taking on fellow countryman Felipe Orucuta in a 12-round WBC Jr. Bantamweight Eliminator at the Forum in Inglewood, California this Saturday, September 8th. The bout can be seen live in North America on HBO. Estrada last fought in February when he dropped a majority decision to WBC Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Orucuta’s last outing came in May when he stopped Ricardo Roman in the fourth round.
Estrada vs Orucuta Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Felipe Orucuta +1400
- Juan Francisco Estrada -2000
The 28-year-old Estrada enters the ring with a record of 36-3 along with 25 Kos. He’s a former WBO and WBA Flyweight Champion who’s now seeking a world title in a second weight class. He’s 5-feet-4-inches tall with a 66-inch reach. Estrada turned pro back in 2008 and has boxed 235 rounds since then. He’s never been stopped with his three losses coming by way of majority decision to Rungvisai, a unanimous decision to Roman ‘Chocolatito’ 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 also has better-than-average power with a current knockout ratio of 64 per cent and had won 10 fights in a row before running into Rungvisai. His biggest wins have been against Carlos Cuadras, Hernan Marquez, Giovani Segura, Milan Melindo, Brian Viloria, Rommel Asenjo and Richie Mepranum. Estrada is a fast, heavy-hitting boxer with a pretty solid chin. He has fine boxing skills to go along with his power and has a very fan-friendly, exciting and aggressive style.
Orucuta is 32 years old and he turned pro back in 2006. He’s fought 176 rounds as a pro and formerly held the WBC Continental Americas, and the WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight Titles. He’s 5-feet-7-inches tall with a 68.5-inch reach which gives him a three-inch height advantage over Estrada as well as a 2.5-inch edge in reach. He climbs through the ropes with a mark of 36-4 along with 30 Kos to his name. He obviously has pretty good power with a current knockout ratio of 75 per cent.
However, Orucuta doesn’t have a perfect chin as he’s been stopped once in his career. That was in December of 2015 when he didn’t answer the bell at the start of the seventh road against Jose Cayetano. However, to be fair, his chin may have held up, but his eye was cut during the fight. He was also beaten by 10-round unanimous decision by Daniel Rosas in 2010 and Omar Andres Narvaez beat him by a split decision in a failed attempt at the WBO Jr. Bantamweight Title in 2013.
Narvaez then beat him via a majority decision in a shot at the WBO crown a year later. Orucuta fought well in his title shots, but fell just short when stepping up in class. His biggest wins have been over the likes of Fernando Vargas, Jesus Vazquez, Davis Perez, Roberto Castaneda and Efrain Perez. He doesn’t seem to have much trouble with B Grade boxers, but Estrada is a level above most of Orucuta’s previous opponents.
Anything can happen when two bangers meet in the ring, but Estrada is the more skilled of the two and has fought better opposition over the years. Orucuta arguably has more power than Estrada, but I don’t really think it will make a difference in this fight. I’m expecting Estrada to have his hand raised after 12 rounds or perhaps earlier.
Estrada’s a level above Orucuta.
Play Estrada -2000 @ 5dimes.eu
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