It was an excellent fight tonight between Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, but there is controversy in the end — not even so much that Estrada won a split decision, but very specifically that judge Carlos Sucre of Florida scored the fight 117-111 in Estrada’s favor.
For what it’s worth, BLH had the fight 115-113 and 116-112 for Gonzalez on a pair of unofficial cards. Judge David Sutherland of Oklahoma had it 115-113 Estrada, and judge Jesse Reyes of Texas had it 115-113 for Gonzalez.
Here’s a look at the round-by-round scoring, and listen, I’m not saying I’m infallible or a genius or whatever, but some of these rounds from Sucre are just ridiculously scored for Estrada:
Gonzalez (50-3, 41 KO) felt he won the fight, but wasn’t outraged in defeat, didn’t go all Paulie Malignaggi. He thinks he’s beaten Estrada (42-3, 28 KO) twice, and he’s open to a third fight to settle things officially between the two.
Estrada also said he’s willing to face Chocolatito again, and in fact seemed a lot more interested in that than what he probably will do next, a third fight with WBC mandatory challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.