Juan Francisco Estrada eyes world title unfication vs Jerwin Ancajas | Inquirer Sports

Juan Francisco Estrada eyes world title unfication vs Jerwin Ancajas

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:10 PM May 10, 2019

FILE — Juan Francisco Estrada has his hand raised in victory after defeating Victor Mendez in seven rounds at StubHub Center on December 8, 2018 in Carson, California. Estrada won when the fight was stoped after seven rounds. John McCoy/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines—Mexican champion Juan Francisco Estrada is looking forward to bigger fights in his career just a month after winning the WBC World super flyweight title.

In a story on BoxingScene.com, Estrada said he is eyeing unification bout with IBF World super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines.

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Estrada (39-3) won the WBC title from former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai via unanimous decision on April 26 and now wants to get another one of major titles.

The 29-year-old champion, however, didn’t rule out a trilogy with Sor Rungvisai or a rematch against Roman Gonzalez.

“I would like to unify with any champion, I want Jerwin Ancajas, the Filipino IBF champion, that is the fight I want,” said Estrada. “But if there is another champion then why not?”

Jerwin Ancajas (C) of the Philippines celebrates with his team after defeathing Ryuichi Funai of Japan in their 12-round Super Flyweight IBF World Title fight in Stockton, California on May 4, 2019. – Ancajas defended his title for the seventh time with a TKO over Funai who absorbed punishment until round 7 when the rignside physician ordered the ref to stop the fight. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

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Estrada lost his first match with Sor Rungvisai in February 2018 for the WBC title but got retribution this April.

“The fight with Roman Gonzalez, if he asks for it… and Sor Rungvisi, the third fight, why not?” said Estrada. “I will do what the team says, we will plan for what follows before going up to bantamweight.”

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