Boxing’s number one pound-for-pound fighter Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez is looking to dethrone WBC Super Flyweight champion Carlo “Principe” Cuadras this Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Gonzalez, 45-0, 38 KO’s is looking to capture his fourth world title by taking on one of his toughest opponents of his career when he steps into the ring with Cuadras.
“Chocolatito” Gonzalez is the current WBC, Lineal and The Ring Magazine flyweight champion, as well as a former WBA light flyweight and WBA minimumweight champion. Gonzalez joined his idol and legendary Nicaraguan Alexis Arguello in winning world titles in three different weight classes when he dethroned Akira Yaegashi (TKO 9) in September of 2014 for the WBC Flyweight title. Since then, “Chocolatito” has made four successful title defenses of the crown by defeating Rocky Fuentes (TKO 6), Edgar Sosa (KO 2), Brian Viloria (TKO 9) and McWilliams Arroyo (UD12).“This fight is for all my people in Nicaragua and especially dedicated to my mentor, the great Alexis Arguello.”
“Thanks to my friend Carlos Cuadras who has given me this opportunity to fight for a fourth world title,” said Gonzalez. “This coming Saturday is a very hard, very difficult fight. I know God is watching over me and will give me the strength to come out victorious.”
Champion Carlos Cuadras, 35-0-1, 27 KO’s is ready to crack the pound-for-pound list as one of the sport’s best fighters as well. Cuadras won the WBC Super Flyweight title back in May of 2014 against Wisaksil Wangek by technical decision. Since then, the champion has made six successful title defenses. Despite scoring a draw in his first title defense against Salgado (another technical decision), Cuadras has secured victories over Marvin Mabait, Luis Concepcion, Dixon Flores, Koko Eto and Richie Mepranum. The Mexican is looking forward to the challenge this coming weekend, and feels very confident that he will score the biggest victory of his career. “I want to thank everyone who helped get me ready for this fight,” said Cuadras. “Everyone has done their job and now it’s time to do mine. I’m in great shape as you can see, you don’t get this way by playing marbles, you get this way by getting ready for a fight. I’m taking the belt home again on Saturday night. “
Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will have a lot on the line this weekend as he seeks to continue making history. He will not only being gunning for another world title, but his crown as the best fighter in the world will also be at stake.Contact the Feature Writers