Photos: Roman Gonzalez Returns Home To a Hero's Welcome

After suffering the first defeat of his pro career, Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez returned home to Managua, Nicaragua and received a hero's welcome from the local fans and media.

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This last Saturday night, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand shocked Gonzalez to capture the WBC super flyweight title with a stunning majority decision at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Fighting on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs HBO Pay-Per-View card, the former star muay Thai fighter continued his amazing boxing run by handing Gonzalez the first loss of his star-studded career.

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Srisaket has now won 41 or his last 42 fights as he improves to 42-4 overall with one drawn and 38 knockouts.

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Nicaragua's Gonzalez, who is known to most boxing fans by his nickname of Chocolatito, was considered by many experts to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and was a heavy favourite going into the 12-round fight.

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After several head clashes, Gonzalez suffered a couple of cuts over his right eye which bleed profusely throughout much of the fight and hampered his vision.

Gonzalez, who dropped to 46-1, immediately left the ring after the decision was announced without making any comments.

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Former WBC champion Srisaket's only loss since 2010 came three years ago when he fell to Mexico's Carlos Cuadras.

In the final round, the Thai southpaw was booed loudly because he spent much of the round either running away or clutching and grabbing Gonzalez in the centre of the ring.

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Gonzalez, in his 16th world title fight, became a world champion in his fourth weight division in September by taking a unanimous decision victory over Cuadras.

Gonzalez lost the fight despite landing 441 punches compared to just 284 punches landed for Srisaket.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 03-21-2017

[QUOTE=Nicoya415;17526492]Did a Nicoya whoop your ass or take your girlfriend? There has to be a reason why you hate Roman so much.[/QUOTE] Nicoya? What is that? I do not hate Roman, I hate the lies and the injustice. This…

Comment by Nicoya415 on 03-21-2017

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;17526271]You are right but people is i.di.ot and ignorant, all the media is crying about a robbery when the thai won clearly 114-112. This guy was overrated as hell, he never was the #1.[/QUOTE] Did a Nicoya whoop your ass…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 03-21-2017

[QUOTE=revelated;17526164]Bold is all that matters bro. If you're going to leave it to judges (as Choco did), you have to convince THEM. He failed to do that and mini-Manny took him to school. All I'm saying is, he lost that…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 03-21-2017

[SIZE="6"][B]Hahahaha, this midget is the god of Nicaragua. He lost 114-112, people is complety ignorant in these days. [/B][/SIZE] [SIZE="6"][QUOTE=ThoughtYouKnew!;17525979]Chocolatito is one of the very few fighters of today that fights for honor, and he doesn't get paid well considering…

Comment by revelated on 03-20-2017

[QUOTE=ceylon mooney;17526011]u missed the fight i take it or dont know how pro fights are scored. according to the 4 crieteria for scoring fights, gonzales beat rungvisai by a significant margin, but [B]he couldnt beat the judges[/B].[/QUOTE] Bold is all…

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