By José Antonio Pérez
After defeating Thai fighter Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, the new Super Flyweight boxing WBC champion of the world, Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, was welcomed home with pride and excitement at a park that bearing his name in his hometown of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. (Hey, that’s here!)
In a simple ceremony, Puerto Peñasco’s own Estrada received the key to the city from mayor Kiko Munro for his exceptional boxing performance, and for being a great example and role model for everyone in Puerto Peñasco.
At the ceremony, Estrada was surrounded by fans, many of them children, with whom he gladly posed for pictures.
In the speech made by the champ, he thanked everyone for providing the support needed to achieve his third championship; emphasizing his feet are still well grounded, and that Puerto Peñasco will continue to hold the title belt for many years to come.
Also at the ceremony was local representative, Lázaro Espinoza Mendívil, who affirmed that Estrada is motive for pride in Puerto Peñasco, that every punch he receives is felt by the entire local community, who is always and always will be behind the champion.
Mayor Munro stated the pride felt by Puerto Peñasco towards their champion is well deserved, since he is one of only 9 Mexicans to become champions in the sport, noting he considers him to be the best pound for pound.
At the ceremony’s end, “El Gallo” Estrada boarded a firetruck to lead a parade of cars through the city, along Luis Encinas, No Reelección, Benito Juárez, Freemont, Josefa Ortiz, and López Portillo.