TOM LOEFFLER: I couldn’t be more excited about kicking off fight week – this fight between Roman and McWilliams is not even a co-feature. It is a co-main event. Roman being the No. 1 pound-for-pound champion in the sport of boxing and arguably McWilliams being one of his toughest fights that’s he’s had. This will be Roman’s 3rd time on HBO since his debut on HBO last year. His awareness internationally and also the respect he has received has skyrocketed with the boxing media and the boxing fans. We are looking to have a sold out Forum and also the biggest capacity they have had for any boxing event since they transformed the historic venue.
Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter and World Boxing Council Flyweight Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 44-0 (38KO’s) has moved his training camp from Managua, Nicaragua to Costa Rica this week as he continues preparation for his world title defense against former world title challenger McWilliams Arroyo, 16-2 (14KO’s) at UNDEFEATED on Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, California.
Fajardo, Puerto Rico (March 9, 2016) World ranked flyweight McWilliams Arroyo, 16-2 (14KO’s) is training intensely in his hometown for his world title bout at UNDEFEATED with Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter and World Boxing Council Flyweight Champion, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 44-0 (38KO’s) on Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum.
The Gonzalez/Arroyo clash is the co-featured bout to the World Middleweight Championship between Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 34-0 (31KO’s) and mandatory challenger Dominic Wade, 18-0 (12KO’s). Both bouts will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Los Angeles, CA (February 23, 2016) Over 50% of the tickets available for UNDEFEATED have been purchased as boxing fans worldwide are acting quickly in great anticipation of superstars’ Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez return to The Fabulous Forum on Saturday, April 23 in separate bouts. The event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Los Angeles, CA (February 12, 2016) Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter and World Boxing Council Flyweight Champion, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will defend his title against world ranked Puerto Rican McWilliams Arroyo on Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum in the co-featured bout to the World Middleweight Championship between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Dominic “Lights Out” Wade, it was announced today by K2 Promotions. Both bouts will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
A packed house at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY watched two of the best P4P fighters in the world demonstrate their greatness. Both fighters faced what many thought would be their biggest challenges to date. Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez 44-0-0 (38KO) seems to slice and dice his opponents. His punches are so accurate and sharp. His attack is relentless.
The way he cuts off the ring is a thing of beauty. He is like a mongoose darting this way and that way, in and out, leaving bite marks every time the distance allows. There is no let up and soon the prey (Viloria) starts “numbing up”. His legs start failing him. His reflexes slow, and leave him in harms way. He tries to step away and get a breath, but it’s as though his pursuer is attached to him.
Consensus Pound-For Pound #1 Fighter in the Sport, WBC Flyweight Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0, 37 KOs) earned a ninth round technical knockout over former two-division world champion flyweight Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (36-5, 22 KOs). Gonzalez knocked Viloria down in round three and punished him until the bout was halted at 2:53 of round nine
Saturday’s HBO Pay-Per-View® quadruple-header airs live beginning at 9:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. (ET/PT). HBO Pay-Per-View kicks off live coverage from Madison Square Garden in New York when Tureano Johnson squares off against Eamonn O’Kane for 12 rounds in the middleweight division. Undefeated Luis Ortiz takes on Matias Vidondo in a 12-round heavyweight showdown.
Pound-for-pound ace Gennady Golovkin believes his unification world title clash with fellow hard-hitter David Lemieux will rank alongside some of the middleweight divisions best ever. The Kazakh assassin will put his WBA and IBO world titles on the line in a 160-pound meeting with Canada’s IBF champion Lemieux this Saturday night at the iconic Madison Square Garden, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
K2 Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions today hosted the final press conference for the Golovkin vs. Lemieux undercard prior to Saturday’s stellar sold-out night of boxing set for the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden and produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View on October 17. Roberto Duran, Panamanian former world champion in four weight classes, and one of the greatest boxers of all time, also stopped by the undercard press conference. He reflected briefly on his storied career and named Madison Square Garden as the home of his most memorable fights. Duran also spoke about his excitement for the fantastic bouts schedule for the Golovkin vs. Lemieux undercard on Saturday, October 17.