By Miguel Rivera
American contender Dewayne Beamon, who has a record of 16-1-1 and 11 knockouts, leads the list of possible opponents for Juan Francisco ‘Gallo’ Estrada, according to ESPN Deportes.
Estrada is scheduled to return to the ring in his Matchroom Sport debut on August 24 at the Multipurpose Center of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
Estrada, in his first defense of the super flyweight title of the World Boxing Council, will try to set a new attendance record at the Hermosillo based venue – which registered 10 thousand attendees on March 8, 1991, when the popular Jorge ‘ Maromero ‘Paez collided with Jorge’ Cocas’ Ramirez.
Only a few details are missing for the possible announcement of the fight, which at some point was being pondered to take place in Mexico City, but in the end it was decided to present the Estrada in his native Sonora, something that has not happened since 2016, when he defeated Raymond Tabugon in Puerto Penasco.
Estrada is fighting for the first time since defeating Thai puncher Srisaket Sor Rungvisai after a great performance that earned him the ability to enter the ranking of the 10 best pound for pound in the world.
With a record of 39-3 and 26 knockouts, Estrada has placed himself as a point of reference for Mexican boxing despite some injuries to his hands that affected him in the past, when he he was world champion in the lower weight classes.
The recent co-promotional deal with Zanfer Promotions and Matchroom will allow him to take his fights to the DAZN platform in the United States and to Great Britain through Sky Sports.
For Beamon, whose most recent triumph was in October of last year over Mexican contender Martin Tecuapetla, has been waiting a long time for a big opportunity and it seems that he will finally face Estrada. Beamon already beat contenders Christian Esquivel and Jose Alfredo Rodríguez on his way to the championship, although he also suffered his first setback last year against Tecuapetla in their first fight in Mexico City.