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Roman Gonzalez-Akira Yaegashi Eyed For August Bout

By Nectalí Mora Zeledon

According to Silvio Conrado Jr., attorney for the former two-division champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (38-0), a potential fight with WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi is in the works for a date in August. 

Both boxers will be featured in separate fights on April 6th in Tokyo, as part of a plan to build their anticipated fight in August. Gonzalez has yet to finalize the opponent for that date, but Conrado says they are trying to get someone "with characteristics similar to Yaegashi." Yaegashi (19-3, 9KOs) will defend his title on the card against Mexico's Odilon Zaleta (15-3-1, 8KOs).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-18-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14245654]I've been saying for years that HBO, Showtime, and ESPN highlighting the lower weights on their their BAD, Shobox, and FNFs would tremendously upgrade those telecasts.[/QUOTE] I'd love to see some of these flyweight title fights on Friday Night Fights.…

Comment by Humean on 02-18-2014

Great fight, I had been hoping that it would be made for quite a while. Certainly one of the best match ups in all of boxing right now.

Comment by Pain~Lucy on 02-18-2014

wow japanese are on the roll, tough fights ahead!

Comment by Beercules on 02-18-2014

Wow good fight :boobies:

Comment by bigcursedawg on 02-18-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14245654]You got that right. But, they never will. Flyweight is an awesome division. And all of these top guys have fought and are willing to fight each other. But for whatever reason, the networks are stuck in the mindset that…

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