Juan Francisco Estrada is still awaiting his rematch against WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, but in the meantime, he will have a stay-busy fight against a former world champion.
Estrada will face Sonny Boy Jaro in Cancun, Mexico on November 24 in another fight that will keep Estrada active while waiting for his world title shot. The fight will headline a card at Arena Oasis Cancun and will be co-promoted by Zanfer Promotions and Cancun Boxing.
It is the second fight for Estrada since narrowly losing a decision to Sor Rungvisai in the main event of HBO’s “SuperFly 2” card in what was being hailed as a “Fight of the Year” contender. The WBC ordered a rematch between the two boxers and it was originally set to take place on the third “SuperFly” card, but personal problems for Sor Rungvisai prevented the rematch from happening.
Instead of facing Sor Rungvisai in the main event of “SuperFly 3” back on September 8, Estrada fought Felipe Orucuta. Estrada won a wide unanimous decision to pick up his first victory of 2018.
Jaro, a 36-year-old boxer from the Philippines, is a former WBC flyweight champion, but has not fought in a world title bout since the summer of 2012. Since suffering a three-fight losing streak, Jaro would go on to win 10 of his last 11 fights. The one loss Jaro had in that span was to Jonas Sultan in 2017, who would go on to fight for the IBF super flyweight title earlier this year.