Juan-Francisco-Gallito-02Juan Francisco Estrada, fondly known by his fans as “Gallo Estrada”, was recognized this week in Orlando, FL by the World Boxing Organization in recognition for his outstanding achievements.

During the 28th Annual Convention of the World Boxing Organization which took place in Orlando, Florida, the WBO president, Paco Valcarcel, presented him with a plaque and a ring in recognition of his great career.

“We make a special recognition to one of the great Mexican champions, Juan Francisco Estrada for being one of the best champions there is in the WBO. We are very proud of their five defenders and his brilliant career,” admitted Paco Valcarcel.

Estrada happily and humbly accepted the honor while giving much credit to friends, family, fans, and his team. Says Estrada, (translated from Spanish) “I am very happy for this great stage of my life, and to recognize my work. And to my team, I am grateful to them because without them I am nothing. This is for them too! (Minus the ring, eh :)”

Gallo, the Puerto Peñasco Home-Town Hero has had an impressive career with a record to date of 33 Wins (24 knockouts, 9 decisions), 2 Losses, and no Draws. At only 25 years old, he currently holds both the WBA Super World Flyweight and the WBO World Flyweight Titles.

Not only is he a true champion and a real professional in the sport of boxing, our Home-Town Hero has not let his fame and success go to his head. Gallo is one of the nicest guys that you could hope to meet and it is very common to see him out and about around Rocky Point. Next time you run into him, be sure to congratulate him on yet another well-deserved award.

Estrada’s most recent fight was on September 26, 2015, at our Convention Center right here in Puerto Peñasco, where he successfully defended his title against Hernan “Tyson” Marquez by knockout.

To make this story even better, another of our Home-Town Hero boxers just happens to be married to Gallo Estrada. Her name is Linda “La Muñeca” Soto and she has an impressive career in her own right. You can see her fight next month, right here in Puerto Peñasco. Don’t mess with this dynamic family.

This article is brought to you by the Sonoran Resorts Sales Group, www.sonoranresorts.mx, Jim Ringquist, Director of Sales and Marketing