Superb little fighting machine Roman Gonzalez, a warrior who sat atop of Ring Magazine’s respected pound-for-pound list since September of 2015, has been demoted. The result of his thrilling but losing battle with Thai southpaw Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (a tough name to pronounce, but one we should all get used to as the new WBC super-flyweight king promises to stick around the big fight orbit for some time), the Nicaraguan has slipped to No.4 in the mythical rankings.
ROMÁN “Chocolatito” GONZÁLEZ (Nicaragua)
WBC Super Flyweight World Champion – 1st Title defense
Age: 29 / Date of birth: June 16, 1987
Residence, birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Record: 46-0, 38 KOs / Total rounds: 216
World championship fights: 15-0, 9 KOs
Height: 5’3” – 160 cm / Reach: 64” – 163 cm / Stance: Right-handed
Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez Q&A
1. This is your first training camp without your long-time trainer, Arnulfo Obando, who tragically passed away in October. This must have been extremely difficult for you on a personal level when that happened. Professionally, did it take much time to decide how to proceed?
R/ It was very difficult for me on a personal and professional level. Arnulfo was my trainer, friend, and father like figure in my life. This was my first training camp without him and I knew he would be happy if we kept on training hard like he taught us and keep winning in God’s name. With God on our team, these events become motivational.
Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Flyweight Champion ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, (46-0-0, 38 KO’s), fighting out of Managua, Nicaragua, will defend his title against Mandatory Challenger SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI (41-4-1, (38 KO’s) of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at “The Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden.
LOS ANGELES, CA, Consensus #1 Pound-For-Pound Fighters in the World, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0, 38 KO’S) and WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos “El Principe” Cuadras, (35-0-1, 27 KO’s) kicked off a busy fight week at Dodger Stadium on Sunday afternoon, six days prior to their highly anticipated battle on Saturday, September 10 at The Fabulous Forum and telecast live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Photos/Chris Farina, K2 Promotions
Prior to the start of the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the San Diego Padres, Gonzalez and Cuadras took part in the VIVA Los Dodgers family festival and were introduced from the field to the huge Chavez Ravine crowd.
(Photo credit: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions) LOS ANGELES (July 26, 2016) – A huge contingent of Los Angeles sports media turned out yesterday at the Fabulous Forum for the kick-off press conference to the world class professional boxing event on Saturday, September 10, headlined by the WBC Super Flyweight World Championship between Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and WBC Flyweight World Champion, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (45-0, 38KO’s) and WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras, (35-0-1, 27KO’s).
Gonzalez will be moving up in weight to challenge for another world title in his fourth weight division. The two undefeated combatants have an extraordinary combined record of 80-0-1 with 65 knockouts.