Leroy Estrada: The Sensational Panamanian Boxing Prodigy

Leroy Estrada, born on June 16, 1994, in Panama, is a professional boxer who has made a name for himself in the mini-flyweight division. Known as “El Sensacional” (The Sensational), Estrada’s journey in the boxing world has been nothing short of remarkable.

Estrada’s professional career began in 2010 when he made his debut at the tender age of 16. From the outset, he showcased his exceptional skills and determination, quickly climbing the ranks and earning recognition from various sanctioning bodies. In August 2013, the IBF ranked him as the #15 mini-flyweight contender, a testament to his rapid rise in the sport.

One of Estrada’s most significant achievements came in May 2017 when he faced Saúl Juárez in a WBC title eliminator. Despite being knocked down during the bout, Estrada’s resilience and technical prowess shone through as he outboxed his opponent to secure a unanimous decision victory. This win earned him the opportunity to challenge the reigning WBC mini-flyweight champion, Wanheng Menayothin.

On May 2, 2018, Estrada stepped into the ring against Menayothin for the coveted WBC mini-flyweight title. Although he put up a valiant effort, Estrada ultimately fell short, suffering a fifth-round knockout at the hands of the Thai champion. Menayothin’s victory extended his unbeaten streak to 50 wins, tying Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s record.

Despite this setback, Estrada’s determination and passion for the sport remained unwavering. He continued to hone his skills and compete at the highest level, amassing an impressive professional record of 17 wins (7 by knockout) and 4 losses.

Beyond his accomplishments in the ring, Estrada is also known for his dedication to serving his country. He proudly represented Panama in various international competitions, earning the admiration and support of his countrymen.

As Estrada continues his journey in the world of boxing, his unwavering spirit and exceptional talent have solidified his status as one of Panama’s most promising and sensational boxing prodigies. With his relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering determination, Estrada is poised to leave an indelible mark on the sport and inspire generations of aspiring boxers to come.

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