Juan Francisco Estrada - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Juan Francisco Estrada


Ancajas dreams of facing boxing idol Estrada

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Jerwin Ancajas and his team are in the process of setting up a unification crown showdown

HOPEFUL. Jerwin Ancajas is aiming to become the undisputed boxing world champion at 115 pounds. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Ancajas gets promotion as world title unification collision vs Estrada looms

May 28, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Blessings are pouring for Jerwin Ancajas as he receives recognition from the Phiilippine Navy

RECOGNIZED. Jerwyn Ancajas nabs a promotion in the Philippine Navy. Photo from Jerwyn "Pretty Boy" Ancajas' Facebook

Mexico's Estrada dethrones Thai champion Srisaket

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Sor Rungvisai absorbs his first loss in 5 years and loses his WBC super flyweight belt

BELT GONE. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai falters in his fourth title defense for his WBC super flyweight belt. Photo from ONE Championship

More in store for Nietes in 2019 after claiming another belt

Jan 01, 2019 - 8:02 PM

If he defends his World Boxing Organization crown, the 4-division champion has Thai superstar Srisaket Sor Rungvisai at the top of his list of fighters he wants to face next

STILL HUNGRY. Donnie Nietes wants to tangle with anybody among the 115-pound division's top guns. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

WATCH: Michael Buffer has 'Steve Harvey moment', declares wrong winner

Sep 10, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Buffer initially announces Carlos Estrada as the winner setting off confusion in the ring

ANNOUNCING BLUNDER. After initial confusion, Juan Francisco Estrada is announced as the rightful winner. Photo from Zanfer Promotions

Donnie Nietes vacates world title, will face Edgar Sosa at flyweight

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:55 AM

Donnie Nietes will face former champion Edgar Sosa in September as he seeks a title shot against unified flyweight champ Juan Estrada

NEW JOURNEY. Donnie Nietes will seek a world title in his third weight class as he moves to the flyweight division. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Boxing: Nietes set for Garcia defense but wants 'big name' fights

May 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Donnie Nietes wants to fight unified flyweight champion Juan Estrada but must first get past Raul Garcia on Saturday and a third fight with Moises Fuentes

LONG-TIME CHAMP. Donnie Nietes, who has been a world champion since 2007, wants to move up in weight to face unified flyweight champ Juan Francisco Estrada. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Nietes to face Fuentes next, but eyes Estrada for October

Jan 24, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The WBO may force a third fight with Moises Fuentes on Donnie Nietes but Nietes promoter is already looking ahead to a move up in weight

ONE MORE TIME. WBO junior flyweight champ Donnie Nietes answered all questions after knocking out Moises Fuentes, but the WBO wants to see it happen again. File photo by Denmark Delores/Rappler

Viloria wants Gonzalez next: 'He's been dodging me'

Jul 26, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Two division champion Brian Viloria is eager to return to the world title picture and he wants to do so against the biggest name in the lower weight divisions

Brian Viloria (L) proved that he could still get rid of opponents with his punching power, knocking out Omar Soto in one round. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Title rematch looms for Brian Viloria

Jul 25, 2015 - 10:48 AM

A rematch with unified flyweight titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada could be on the horizon for Brian Viloria if he can beat Omar Soto a second time

Brian Viloria (L) weighed 112.8 pounds and Omar Soto (R) weighed 114.4 pounds for their fight on Saturday night in Hollywood. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Donnie Nietes suffers minor tear in right hand

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes had his right hand examined after hurting it during his victory over Francisco Rodriguez Jr

Donnie Nietes plans to fight November in his hometown of Bacolod City, but a hand injury could put a wrench in that plan. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Filipino Asenjo KO'ed by Estrada in flyweight title fight

Mar 29, 2015 - 2:23 PM

WBA WBO flyweight titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada claims his fifth Filipino victim in his last six fights stopping Rommel Asenjo in three rounds

GALLO REIGNS. WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada lands a left hook on an overmatched Rommel Asenjo. Photo by Zanfer Promotions

Milan Melindo faces IBF junior fly champ Mendoza in April

Feb 10, 2015 - 9:29 PM

The Cagayan de Oro native will travel to Javier Mendoza s hometown of Tijuana Mexico for his second shot at a world title on April 25

Milan Melindo lands a right hand on Martin Tecuapetla during their bout in May 2014. File photo by Denmark Delores

Viloria: Manny needs to be Manny to beat Bradley

Apr 08, 2014 - 2:09 PM

Brian Viloria s advice to Manny Pacquiao is simple: Be the fighter that you are and you ll beat Tim Bradley handily

BRIAN KNOWS. Former two-division champion Brian Viloria hits the speed bag at the Wild Card Gym. Viloria likes his compatriot's chances in the Bradley rematch. Photo by Jhay Otamias/Rappler

Viloria returns with win over Herrera

Mar 30, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Brian Viloria won a unanimous decision on Saturday night to set up a fight on May 31 in Macau

HAWAIIAN PUNCH IS BACK. Former two-division champion Brian Viloria returned to the ring with a victory, his first in a year. Photo by Jhay Otamias/Rappler

Brian Viloria to face McJoe Arroyo on March 29 in Vegas

Feb 20, 2014 - 5:56 PM

Former two division titleholder Brian Viloria will make his first ring appearance in nearly a year when he faces unbeaten Puerto Rican prospect McJoe Arroyo on March 29 in Las Vegas

VILORIA IS BACK. Former two-division world champion Brian Viloria will return on March 29 in Las Vegas. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Boxing: Former champ Viloria returns to the ring in March

Feb 10, 2014 - 4:43 PM

Four time world champion Brian Viloria returns to the ring on March 29 against an opponent to be announced

HAWAIIAN PUNCHIN'. Former two-division champ Brian Viloria, seen here celebrating his win over Giovani Segura in 2011, returns to the ring next month. File photo by Oliver Lucas.

Melindo falls short in world title bid

Jul 28, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Milan Melindo lost a unanimous decision to Juan Francisco Estrada in a world title fight in Macau

Viloria loses belts to Mexican

Apr 06, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Brian Viloria lost via split decision to Juan Francisco Estrada and lost his WBA and WBO flyweight belts in the process

Viloria's legacy run resumes in Macao

Apr 05, 2013 - 9:41 AM

Brian Viloria resumes his legacy run this weekend when he faces Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada in Macao

Streaking Viloria to defend belts in Macau

Feb 06, 2013 - 4:57 PM

After downing four Mexicans in a row Brian Viloria hopes to KO another one