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Nacho Impressed, Says Roman Gonzalez is a Future Star

By Osman Cruz

73-year-old Hall-of-Fame trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain is very impressed with WBA junior flyweight Román “Chocolatito“ González (30-0, 25 KOs) of Nicaragua. Nacho says Gonzalez will become a future star in the sport and he doesn't see any boxer, including those in Mexico, who can beat him at junior flyweight.

“Keeping their respective differences, this boy is like a little Alexis Argüello. The truth is, he impressed me very much [against Omar Salado in Cancun]. He is an excellent fighter and he will be champion for a long time. The time that fought in Cancún, I saw that he got a little tired, but he has a good boxing rhythm," Nacho said.

Nacho expects Gonzalez to easily pass the biggest test of his career, former champion Ramon Garcia, on March 17th in Culiacan.

“With all sincerity, I can tell you that I don't believe that there is any boxer in Mexico who can beat him. He will beat [Garcia] in three or four rounds," Nacho said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SCtrojansbaby on 02-22-2013

He and Adrian Hernandez need to hurry up and fight each other

Comment by Ant Dgk on 02-22-2013

I have been watching his fights, he truly is a class act and has all the skills and tools to become one of the best fighters out there.He stays very disciplined during his fights and has a very old school…

Comment by Chocopromo on 02-22-2013

Roman Gonzalez IS impressive! Watch on youtube /watch?v=hBUDDmjOM5c

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 03-04-2012

All he needs is the opportunity

Comment by Ringlife on 03-04-2012

I see what Nacho see's I been watching this guy fight for a while now. The guy needs a promoter. Having him fight on PPV undercards would be good for him like Calderon use to. The guy fights pretty damn…

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