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Juan Francisco Estrada vacates flyweight titles

He won the WBA "Super" and WBO belts from Brian Viloria in 2013.

Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Juan Francisco Estrada, one of the lower weight classes’ elite alongside Roman Gonzalez and Naoya Inoue, has vacated his flyweight belts and is reportedly making the move to 115 in pursuit of "Chocolatito."

For those of you who can’t read Spanish or don’t trust Google Translate, Estrada’s promoter, Fernando Beltrán, says that Estrada intends to fight on October 8th and then in December, first against Carlos Cuadras in an eliminator and then against Gonzalez. If neither fighter is available, Team Estrada have their sights on Luis Concepcion, who took the WBA super flyweight belt from Kohei Kono two weeks ago.

Estrada (33-2, 24 KO) has not fought since last September, when he thrashed "Tyson" Marquez in his fifth defense of the WBA "Super" and WBO regular flyweight belts. He’s been nursing a severe hand injury, but was apparently healthy and ready to take on fellow WBA champ Kazuto Ioka before changing gears.

With the addition of "Gallito," the super flyweight division now includes three members of the pound-for-pound top brass. Now all that’s left to do is hope they get pointed at one another.

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