Juan Francisco Estrada and Argi Cortes will fight for Estrada’s Ring Magazine super flyweight in Hermosillo, Mexico on Saturday, September 3. The fight card will be on DAZN starting at 8 p.m. ET with Estrada and Cortes expected to step in the ring around 10 p.m.
Estrada (42-3, 28 KOs) is one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world, ranked no. 9 on the pound-for-pound list by Ring Magazine. He is making the fifth defense of his title. Cortes (23-2-2 10 KOs), a mandatory opponent, hasn’t lost a fight in over seven years, but he’s also fought some competition that is lightly regarded. He rarely fights past eight rounds, but has a win over Israel Gonzalez from six years ago, before he became a title contender.
Most observers don’t think the fight will be a significant competition and DraftKings Sportsbook has Estrada as a -1800 favorite.
Juan Estrada's opponent on Saturday, Argi Cortes, was fighting six-rounders earlier this year.— adam abramowitz (@snboxing) August 31, 2022
Full Card for Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Argi Cortes (via DraftKings Sportsbook)
- Main event: Juan Francisco Estrada (-1800) vs. Argi Cortes (+800), 12 rounds, for Estrada’s WBC franchise junior bantamweight title
- Erika Cruz (-3000) vs. Jelena Mrdjenovich (+1000), 10 rounds, for Cruz’s WBA featherweight title
- Hector Flores (-245) vs. Sivenathi Nontshinga (+185), 12 rounds, for the vacant IBF flyweight title
- Eduardo Hernandez (-800) vs. Jorge Mata (+475), TBA rounds, for Hernandez’s WBC International Silver junior lightweight title