Juan Francisco Estrada’s long-awaited March 13th rematch with Roman Gonzalez, which will unify the WBC and WBA “super” super flyweight titles, has a home and an undercard. The rematch headlines a title tripleheader at Dallas, Texas’ American Airlines Center on DAZN.
The newly announced co-feature sees undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill (9-2, 3 KO) attempt to repeat her improbable upset of Cecilia Braekhus (36-1, 9 KO), who’d reigned atop the division for over a decade. The pair met in an August main event, which saw McCaskill take a controversial decision on the strength of an aggressive start.
“I interrupted her career in the first fight,” said McCaskill. “I will end her career in the rematch.”
“I’m very focused on regaining all of my undisputed belts on March 13 in the rematch against Jessica,” said Brækhus. “It will be a very special night in Dallas for my supporters and for all of my worldwide fans who can watch the fight on the DAZN.”
The opener, revealed yesterday, pits undefeated light flyweight ace Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0, 9 KO) against 20-year-old former minimumweight title challenger Axel Aragon Vega (14-3-1, 8 KO). The fight will be Kyoguchi’s third 108-pound title defense, his U.S. debut, and his first appearance under the Matchroom banner.
“I’m very happy to make my debut in the US under the guidance and management of Eddy Reynoso and with my promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom,” said Kyoguchi. “I want to thank them for the chance to prove that Japanese boxing is the best in the world. I am very grateful to them and we will put everything into becoming a star in the boxing world.”
“I’m very happy to receive this world title shot,” said Vega. “Kyoguchi is a great champion but I’m a hungry young contender and will conquer the championship on March 13. I want to thank my promoter Tuto Zabala Jr (All Star Boxing) for turning around so quickly, one week after signing and here is my chance, also to my manager Joe Gonzalez and to Eddie Hearn.”