- Estrada vs Beamon goes Saturday, August 24th at 7 PM ET
- Can Estrada make his first successful defense of his recently won WBC world title?
- Can Beamon collect some more hardware and send a ripple effect through the super flyweight ranks?
Estrada vs Beamon goes at Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and the WBC World Super Flyweight Championship is up for grabs in this main event attraction. Estrada is looking to defend his belt to a partisan Mexican crowd.
Beamon is entering enemy territory with the aim of adding another world title to his collection. This is Estrada’s first fight under the Matchroom Boxing banner so there’s additional pressure to score that star-making, highlight-reel kind of win. Check out the odds for this fight and my breakdown below.
Estrada vs Beamon Odds
|Juan Francisco Estrada
*Odds taken 08/22/19.
Of the three title bouts on this card, this is the most significant prize fight within that triple header by a long shot. Estrada has won WBO, WBA, and now the WBC championship.
Beamon has won world and intercontinental titles at feather, bantam, and flyweight, but the wealth of experience Estrada has cultivated since beginning boxing as a nine-year-old will lead him to victory.
Estrada retains his WBC title
The WBC title took Estrada two cracks with a loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, which he avenged in the rematch 14 months later.
Estrada now has most of the significant hardware for his division, is the present lineal champion, and is the man to beat. Beamon overcame his own struggles and defeated an opponent who previously bested him by defeating Martin Tecuapetla in August 2018.
More Juan Francisco Estrada. Knocks down Cuadras in the 10th. pic.twitter.com/oQxFs3NAUb
— Josh Katzowitz (@joshkatzowitz) September 10, 2017
Estrada is in a strange position where he’s the younger fighter but has much more ring experience. The 29-year-old Estrada has logged 266 rounds of ring time while the 34-year-old Beamon has less than 100 (95).
Estrada vs Beamon Tale of the Tape
|Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Carlos Cuadras, Milan Melindo
|Jose Alfredo Rodriguez, William Gonzalez, Martin Tecuapetla
Estrada vs Beamon pits the number one ranked fighter in his given division against a fighter ranked at #21, per Box Rec. There are just different levels in pugilism and Estrada occupies that pound for pound ranked, rarified air.
He’s not untouchable as evidenced by past defeats but I would be gobsmacked if Beamon won. I can see Estrada putting on a sweet science clinic and finessing Beamon over twelve rounds to get a unanimous decision win.
Pick: Juan Francisco Estrada (-3000)