By Sean Jones: In a controversial decision, Juan Francisco Estrada (42-3, 28 KOs) defeated Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalzez (50-3, 41 KOs) by a 12 round split decision on Saturday night in their long-awaited second clash in a super flyweight unification bout at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.
The crowd at ringside booed results when the scores were revealed with Estrada, 30, getting the split decision victory.
The scores were:
- 115-113 – Chocolatito
- 117-111 – Estrada
- 115-113 – Estrada.
“Whatever happened had to happen, but I gave it a good fight. I would have been happy either way. I did my work,” said Chocolatito. “It was a better fight than the first one. I felt strong and I felt I won.
“In the last round, I gave it my all and it was a great round. I want most of them. Whatever he wants, we’ll do it. I’m very happy with my performance. I enjoyed the fight.
“I think I did enough to win,” said Estrada. “I think Chocolatito is a great fighter. Chocolatito deserves a trilogy. I know it was a close fight, I didn’t know if I was up or down, but I knew I had to close out the fight.
“If he threw two or three punches, I had to throw two or three punches as well. The first time I felt a little weak because of the weight, but this time I’m on weight and I felt better. Rungvisai is the mandatory, so I’ll look at that. but I’ll approach a third fight with Chocolatito any day.