Juan Francisco Estrada was in a full workout Saturday night as Filipino boxer Raymund Tabugon fight it out till the final bell of their 10-round non-title fight at Estrada’s home turf at the Estadio Francisco León García, in Sonora, Mexico.
The 26 years old Mexican showed no problem or whatsoever with his right hand that underwent operation. Estrada’s right hand was injured during his fight against Hernan Marquez last year.
Estrada was sidelined for more than one year before his fight with Tabugon Saturday night. But he showed no ring-rust dominating the 25 years old from General Santos City, Philippines.
The official scores were 100-90 on all three judges scorecards in favor of Estrada.
With the win, Estrada could be facing pound-for-pound best fighter in boxing today Nicaragua’s Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in a rematch.
Philippine boxing observers praised Tabugon’s gallant performance against the massive favorite and experienced Estrada.
“Tabugon’s consolation was his gallant effort against the much experienced more durable Mexican,” writes Maloney L. Samaco of Philboxing.com.