Juan Francisco Estrada and Giovani Segura know they are in for a war. The pair challenge will face-off on Saturday in a momentous fight in their respective careers.
Not only the physical and mental preparation is needed for this contest, but the talent of a champion has to be shown to get the win.
Estrada (26-2-0, 19 KOs) will risk his World Flyweight Championships with the WBA and WBO as former world title holder Segura (32-3-1, 28 KOs) bids to regain a version of the crown at the Arena Mexico City in a bout that will be transmitted by the “House of Boxing”, Azteca 7, House of Boxing.
Here is what they had to say at Wednesday’s final press conference:
“It’s a great match, Segura is very experienced and has a good punch,” said Estrada. “He never takes a backward step, but we have thoroughly prepared to go through twelve rounds of exchanging blows if necessary.”
Segura Added: “Estrada is a great champion, but he will not keep up. He is used to imposing his own pace and distance, but everyone knows that I will be all over it and leave everything in the ring. I will bring yet another war to the public and win the title.”
The main event will also be supported by a women’s Super Bantamweight world championship bout as Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava defends her WBA and WBC titles against Jamaican Alicia “Slick” Ashley.
The undercard includes a 10-round fight between welterweight Ramses “Pharaoh” Agathon (13-1-3, 8 KOs) and undefeated Colombian Ronald Montes (16-0-0, 14 KOs), as well as an 8-round super flyweight contest featuring lefty Jonathan Lecona (14-13-3, 5 KOs) and Carlos Fontes (17-2-0, 14 KOs).
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