Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez set for trilogy installement

The pair will fight for the third time after serving up two classics in 2012 and more recently last year, in a fight which many described as the best fight of the year.

Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez are set to collide in a highly-anticipated trilogy showdown on March 5.

The pair will fight again following their 2021 Fight of the Year contender for the WBA, WBC Franchise and Ring Magazine world super flyweight titles.

The most recent bout ended in a disputable split decision victory for Estrada despite many believing 'Chocolatito' had done enough to win.

That second clash made it one apiece between two giants of the lighter weights, after Chocolatito claimed victory in their first clash in November 2012.

Now six months shy of 10 years since that night, fight fans will be treated to a third fight of a rivalry that will reach boiling point in San Diego.

Estrada (42-3 28 KOs) will place the WBA, WBC Franchise and Ring Magazine belts on the line, with Chocolatito (50-3 41 KOs) aiming to become a three-time champion at super flyweight - and both stars have lit the blue touch paper for what promises to be an explosive third edition of this epic rivalry.

"This is it this is for all the marbles and to see once and for all who is the best at 115lbs since we are 1-1 in our first two fights," said Estrada.

"We've had a couple of date changes, but I've made sure to stay active in the gym including during the holidays because I know the importance of this trilogy.

"The first two fights were very close and controversial which is why I will make sure I show up as ready as possible and I hope that Gonzalez does too, so that this time we leave no doubt as to who the best man is.

"I can't wait to show everybody that I am the better fighter. The first two were wars and this one will be no different which is why people shouldn't miss it, it will be another guaranteed war."

"I want to thank God first and foremost, my family, team as well as Matchroom and Teiken for this incredible opportunity," said Chocolatito.

"I also want to thank the WBC, WBA, and The Ring Magazine for the titles that are at stake. I believe the winners will be the fans as a great battle will be held March 5 in God's name."

"This is simply must-watch action for any fight fan on March 5," said promoter Eddie Hearn. "Their second fight last year was the best fight I have ever seen live, and I have no doubt that this is going to be a spectacular third installment to put this up there with the great trilogies of this sport.

"I am so happy to be taking this fight to San Diego and this is going to be one of the hottest tickets in boxing this year, as everybody knows these two men always deliver excitement. We are all in for a treat on March 5, and that date cannot come around quick enough."

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