Estrada vs Rodriguez Predictions – ‘He Has The Skill And Firepower’

June 29, 2024
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Estrada vs Rodriguez Predictions - 'He Has The Skill And Firepower'

Juan Francisco Estrada takes on Jesse Rodriguez on Saturday live from Phoenix, Arizona.

Estrada is one of the most decorated fighters in the sport, who is currently active. He has won titles in light flyweight, flyweight, and super flyweight categories. Estrada turned professional in 2008. He beat his rival Roman Gonzalez in 2022 to grab the WBC Super Flyweight Title. In addition, he has the Ring Magazine. He has had this belt since 2019. 

Meanwhile, Rodriguez has won titles in two weight classes. He had the WBC super flyweight title in 2022. He then won the IBF and WBO flyweight belts in 2023, beating Sunny Edwards. In a fight that will captive boxing fans galore, here are the predictions. 

Predictions

“It’s not that every fighter who trains under Robert Garcia is a brilliant talent or is given the expert guidance, but Bam is one that Garcia has a special interest in, and they’ve targeted Estrada for a while now. They’ve known exactly what and who they want to return to 115, and why.

So I have to agree with Garcia’s judgment. Rodriguez is just too good for an advanced age Estrada, but I think “Gallo” will make a fight of it, it won’t be a full whuppin’ or a total rout,” Scott Christ

“Bam’ Rodriguez would have you believe he’s counted out in this fight against Juan Francisco Estrada. This isn’t really in line with reality but sometimes top athletes just need to convince themselves in order to keep that ‘chip on shoulder’ mentality. Fine by me.

“The fact is Bam is already regarded as a top 10 P4P talent by many, myself included, and Estrada’s best days are behind him after the many punishing fights he’s been in. I expect Rodriguez to handle business here by clearly outpointing the older veteran, and while I wouldn’t be surprised if he forced a stoppage I think it’s more likely that he takes a clear unanimous decision when it’s all said and done. Rodriguez UD-12,” Wil Esco

Further Predictions

“We don’t even need to see the Argi Cortes version of Estrada in this fight for me to favor Bam. He’s already proven himself against hard hitting, proven veterans. And, one of the best pound-for-pound tactical fighters in the world right now, too. My only worry is that Bam has entered the Stupid Tattoo phase of his career, and sometimes that’s a bad omen. I’ll be bold, and pick the finish. Rodriguez TKO-10,” John Hansen

“Under ideal circumstances, I’d give Estrada a very real chance to halt Rodriguez in his tracks. Despite his lovely footwork, “Bam” can be hit, which is a bad descriptor to have against the magnificent offense of “El Gallo.”

These are not ideal circumstances. Estrada has been out for 18 months, which is almost the exact same layoff that saw him barely escape from Argi Cortes after his second fight with “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. His previous shaky performance, his rematch with Carlos Cuadras, came after a 14-month layoff. Rodriguez snowballs way too quickly to let Estrada shake off any rust, has the skill and firepower to hold his own in a firefight, and is too adept at cutting the ring for Estrada to play keep-away until he slips into gear,” Patrick Stumnberg

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