Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roman Gonzalez To Face Francisco Rodriguez on 9/21

By Osman Rosales Cruz

Accompanied by his characteristic smile, WBA junior flyweight world champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (35-0, 28 KOs), was present at a press conference to announce his opponent for September 21 at the Crowne Plaza in Managua, Nicaragua. The show will be presented by Prodesa. Gonzalez will face Mexico's Francisco Rodriguez Jr. (15-1-1, 9 KOs). Gonzalez will be making his official debut at 112-pounds.

"That night I'll be much better prepared than when I faced Colombian Ronald Barrera. He is a southpaw boxer and eager to rise, and he's used to fighting at 112 pounds, where I just dabbled [at the weight], but I'll be ready," Gonzalez said.

If he wins on September 21, Gonzalez's immediate plans will likely be against Argentina's Juan Carlos Revecco (31-1, 17 KOs), who holds the WBA crown at 112 pounds WBA and defends the belt on the 28th of this month against Panama's Ricardo Nunez. Gonzalez-Reveco would happen in the month of November in Japan.

"No disrespect to the Mexican on September 21, but the truth is my goal is Reveco. I want to become a triple world champion and I trust in God that I will be. The Argentine is one of those opponents that I've wanted to face and according to Mr. Akihiko Honda, my international promoter, the fight will happen because they are offering him a good purse," Gonzalez said.

Tags: Roman Gonzalez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MEXGBP on 09-05-2013

what the fck is chocolatito doing in junior flyweight just move up everyone is in the flyweight division

Comment by Suavecito80 on 09-05-2013

[QUOTE=Public_Enemy;13712687]Gonzalez is on a collision course with Juan Estrada. If they both keep winning, we should see a rematch at 112. I'm really looking forward to seeing how a rematch would play out.[/QUOTE] I really hope so because his promotion…

Comment by Public_Enemy on 09-05-2013

Gonzalez is on a collision course with Juan Estrada. If they both keep winning, we should see a rematch at 112. I'm really looking forward to seeing how a rematch would play out.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Photos: Andy Vences Open Workout From The SNAC Gym Cody Crowley talks sparring with Mayweather, homecoming bout Tommy Coyle Drills Rakeem Noble in Three Rounds De La Hoya: Chavez Being Overweight Would Be a Slap in The Face Wilder: Fans Not Worried About Klitschko, They Want Me vs. Joshua Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rematch in September? Gavin McDonnell vs. Rey Vargas - LIVE Results Breazeale: Ugonoh 'Has to Pay' for My Loss to Anthony Joshua Photos: Eleider Alvarez Blasts Out Lucian Bute in Five Rounds Chavez Jr: My Passion For Boxing is Back, I'm Doing Things Right Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington: Pre-Fight Report Card Mayweather: Only One Fight That's Important - Me vs. McGregor! Daily Bread Mailbag: Pacquiao-Khan, Broner, Ward, Spence-Brook Gavin McDonnell is Confident That He Will Stun Rey Vargas Bellew: Haye Carries The Sport in Bad Way - a Disgrace To Boxing! Joshua Believes He Will KO Klitschko, Hopes Ref Doesn't Stop It Izu Ugonoh is Unlike Any Polish Heavyweight You've Ever Seen De La Hoya: Mayweather-McGregor is a Disrespect To Boxing! Chavez Sr: The Bet Between My Son and Canelo is Now OFF! Bute: Alvarez Caught Me With a Good Punch, He Deserved To Win Should More Fighters Bet Their Purse? Saul Rodriguez: I'm Pretty Happy With My Performance Rodriguez KO's Narvaez: Antonio Vargas, Teofimo Lopez Win Canelo: Chavez Jr. Did Not Take Advantage of Being Chavez's Son Justin DeLoach KO's Pearson: Saul Rodriguez Survives Big Scare Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles Eleider Alvarez Stops Lucian Bute in Five, Earns Stevenson Shot Kavaliauskas Will Return on Lomachenko vs. Sosa Card Deontay Wilder: Titles Aside - I'm The Man To Beat at Heavyweight! Thurman on Angel: Boxing Doesn't Have Time for That Clown Act Glazkov is Planning To Return To The Ring in The Summer Jay Harris Outpoints Essomba, Wins Commonwealth Gold Cecilia Braekhus Dominates Klara Svensson To Retain Belts Terence Crawford Could Fight Granados Next Instead of Felix Diaz Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Official Weigh-In Photos: Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington - Official Weigh-In Harley Benn, Son Of Nigel, Wins His Pro Debut At York Hall De La Hoya: Canelo Fight is There - Golovkin Has To Accept Deal! Wilder Weighs in at 222 Pounds; Washington Weighs 239 Mairis Briedis vs. Marco Huck Lands on BoxNation
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement