Estrada vs Chocolatito 3 Fight Week - Photos by Melina Pizano/Matchroom - 12/03/22

December 04, 2022

What a privilege to take the lead this fight week, especially to photograph these two legends, Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez. I'm grateful to Ed Mulholland (Matchroom's U.S. lead photographer) and the Matchroom team for their trust and for the incredible opportunity. Thankful for our second photographer, Michelle Farsi, for her creativity behind the lens and support this fight week. Also to our fight night editor, Daniel Bartel, for always bringing his A game & more while remote editing. 


Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez

face-off on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Face-Off at Desert Diamond ArenaBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Face-Off at Desert Diamond ArenaNovember 29, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez face-off in front of Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona, where they will headline a Matchroom Boxing card on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Studio portraits taken on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel in Glendale, Arizona.

 

Julio Cesar "El Rey" Martinez

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Portrait DayBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Portrait DayNovember 30, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Portraits of Julio Cesar Martinez for the Estrada vs Gonzalez 3 Matchroom Boxing card in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Beatriz Ferreira

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Portrait DayBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Portrait DayNovember 30, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Portraits with Beatriz Ferreira for the Estrada vs Gonzalez 3 Matchroom Boxing card in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Luis Gonzalez with his son, Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Portrait DayBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Portrait DayNovember 30, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Portraits with Roman Gonzalez for the Estrada vs Gonzalez 3 Matchroom Boxing card in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Myself with Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez during his tv portrait studio session.

Thank you to Michelle Farsi for the photo.

Boxing: Estrada vs Chocolatito III Media DayBoxing: Estrada vs Chocolatito III Media DayNobvember 30, 2022; Phoenix, AZ; Behind the scenes of Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez at media day during the Estrada vs Chocolatito III Matchroom Fight Week at the Renaissance Glendale. The two will meet at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, AZ on December 3, 2022. Mandatory Credit: Michelle Farsi/matchroom.

Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez

 face-off at the final press conference on Thursday, December 1, 2022

at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Boxing: Estrada vs Chocolatito 3 Press ConferenceBoxing: Estrada vs Chocolatito 3 Press ConferenceDecember 1, 2022; Phoenix, AZ; Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez face off at the press conference during the Estrada vs Chocolatito 3 Matchroom Fight Week. The two will meet at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, AZ on December 3rd, 2022. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/matchroom.

Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada tv portrait studio session taken on

Thursday December 1, 2022 at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel in Glendale, Arizona.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Portrait DayBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Portrait DayDecember 1, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Portraits with Juan Francisco Estrada for the Estrada vs Gonzalez 3 Matchroom Boxing card in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Myself with Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada during his tv portrait studio session.

Thank you to Michelle Farsi for the photo.

Weigh-in photographs taken on Friday, December 2, 2022

at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

 

Julio Cesar Martinez and Samuel Carmona pose for photographs after weighing in.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Weigh-InBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Weigh-InDecember 2, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Julio Cesar Martinez and Samuel Carmona pose after weighing in for their December 3, 2022 bout at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez weighs in and poses for photographs.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Weigh-InBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Weigh-InDecember 2, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Roman Gonzalez steps on the scale to weigh in for his December 3, 2022 bout at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada weighs in and poses for photographs.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Weigh-InBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Weigh-InDecember 2, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; at the weigh-in ahead of the Matchroom Boxing card that will take place on December 3, 2022 at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Weigh-InBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Weigh-InDecember 2, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez pose after weighing in for their December 3, 2022 bout at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Fight night photographs taken on Saturday, December 3, 2022

at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

 

Anthony Herrera warms up ahead of his bout.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Anthony Herrera prepares for their bout ahead of the Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez Matchroom Boxing card at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Austin Williams walks to the ring with his Airedale Terrier, Prince Ziggy-Maurice.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Austin Williams prepares for their bout ahead of the Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez Matchroom Boxing card at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Diego Pacheco stops Adrian Luna in the second round.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez during their Matchroom Boxing bout at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez arrives for his bout with Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Roman Gonzalez arrives ahead of his bout versus Juan Francisco Estrada on the Matchroom Boxing card at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada arrives for his bout with Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada arrives for their bout against Roman Gonzalez on the Matchroom Boxing card at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada prepares for his bout against Roman Gonzalez on the Matchroom Boxing card at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Roman Gonzalez prepares for his bout against Juan Francisco Estrada on the Matchroom Boxing card at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada arrives for their bout against Roman Gonzalez on the Matchroom Boxing card at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez during their Matchroom Boxing bout at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez during their Matchroom Boxing bout at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightJuan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, Arizona; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez during their WBC World and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightJuan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, Arizona; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez during their WBC World and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightJuan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, Arizona; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez during their WBC World and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightJuan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, Arizona; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez during their WBC World and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez during their Matchroom Boxing bout at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightJuan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, Arizona; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez during their WBC World and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightJuan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, Arizona; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez during their WBC World and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez during their Matchroom Boxing bout at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez during their Matchroom Boxing bout at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightJuan Francisco Estrada vs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, Arizona; Juan Francisco Estrada celebrates his win over Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez for the WBC World and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight titles with Eddie Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport, after their fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Post fight in the ring photo with our other photographer for the week, Michelle Farsi.

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightBoxing: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 3 Fight NightDecember 3, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA; Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez during their Matchroom Boxing bout at Diamond Desert Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

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