Estrada's prospect status is very questionable because his lack of power is just downright troubling. Three knockouts in his 13 career wins? Not many heavies get by on that sort of KO rate.
He can box, though. He's not going to make your eyes pop out in awe, but he's got skills. As for his claim of having the fastest hands in the heavyweight division, I wouldn't go that far. Eddie Chambers is a quick-fisted SOB -- actually, Eddie Chambers is a higher-end version of Estrada, I'd say.
I'm not trying to disrespect Jason, and much of what he said is very true. He was matched fairly aggressively, fighting a 10-rounder in his seventh pro fight, and sweeping the cards. I'm not going to tell you that Robert Hawkins, Charles Shufford and Lance Whitaker are great fighters or that they say a whole lot about Estrada's skill level, but those names would fit right in with Arreola's 24-0 (21) record.
They're both 27 years old. Arreola is three inches taller and definitely stronger. Estrada probably has more fundamental ability. It's an OK matchup to think about.
Oh, however. Chris Arreola just got done fighting on HBO. He's moving his way into title contention, fast. He has no losses. Estrada has a loss. Estrada can't punch. Estrada's fights are not usually aesthetically pleasing to watch.
Estrada's trying to get attention, because he's been lapped by Arreola in the race to find the next American heavyweight star. "Big Six" was barely ever in the race to begin with.
Estrada would be seen by most as a step down for Arreola right now, who is finally getting around to moving forward. Estrada still has some hours to put in.