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Chocolatito vs. Sor Rungvisai Rematch To Happen in The Fall

By Steve Kim

On the night of March 18th at the Madison Square Garden in New York, an entertaining twelve round slugfest took place between defending WBC super flyweight champion, Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez and Thai challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

After twelve hard-fought rounds it was Rungvisai who was awarded a majority decision, which removed Chocolatito from his top spot on most pound-for-pound lists.

It was a such a disputed call that the WBC mandated an immediate rematch between the two.

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Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, which has an interest in Gonzalez (alongside Teiken Promotions) explained:

"I've been talking to HBO and Peter Nelson (of HBO Sports) and they want to do the rematch in the fall. The WBC has ordered the rematch and I think the fans are all looking forward to it. I think that was such a tremendous fight with Roman and Srisaket and that night at MSG with Daniel (Jacobs) and 'Triple G'(Gennady Golovkin), those four great warriors fighting each other.

"Twelve rounds of championship boxing at the highest level. But the fans definitely want to see that fight again and HBO said they were looking at the fall, probably most likely a September time frame to do that."

The Los Angeles will most likely host this rematch. Last September Gonzalez headlined at the Forum against Carlos Caudras.

The fight in March resulted in Gonzalez losing his undefeated record (46-1, 38 KO's) along with his title.

"My understanding is both sides want the fight again and look, it was a huge springboard for Srisaket fighting at Madison Square Garden and challenging the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world and squeaking out a decision," said Loeffler.

"That was a huge springboard for his career and Chocolatito is such a competitor that he wants to prove that he's still the best fighter in the division and still a champion. So he wants to get his title back to prove that. So we're looking at doing that rematch in the fall."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Flash13 on 05-12-2017

[QUOTE=Mammoth;17665049]Boxrec says the 30th?[/QUOTE] I just read the article ty.

Comment by Chrismart on 05-12-2017

[QUOTE=BennyST;17661991]I am utterly baffled by the hate that Gonzalez gets. Normally I dont even say that, people being haterz, but he actually gets 'hated' on by people who seem to have a really bizarre thing against him for no reason.…

Comment by revelated on 05-12-2017

[QUOTE=harwri008;17664881]I didn't like the way Chocolatito looked in his last 2 or 3 fights. It's not like this guy will take it easy on him this fight. Even if he wins it wil be a tough fight. I don't see…

Comment by Mammoth on 05-11-2017

[QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;17665061]sounds like excuses to me. he is having a rematch with rungvisai so your theory about him ducking "rematches" is bullsh1t and no most people didn't have rg losing most think he won that fight. pretty much everyone has…

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 05-11-2017

[QUOTE=revelated;17664671]You're assuming Choco can get past Minny Pacquiao's head. I'm not sold I don't hate Choco, and I don't think anyone really does. What we hate is his hype. Calling him #1 in the world - for what? Ducking rematches?…

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