Advertisement
Advertisement

Roman Gonzalez is Training For The Fight of His Life

By Pablo Fletes, notifight.com

Nicaraguan boxer Román "Chocolatito" Gonzalez is working at full capacity in a gym in the San Judas neighborhood of Managua. Gonzalez is focused on one goal, to defeat Japan's Akira Yaegashi, the flyweight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), on the 5th of September in Japan.

If Gonalez wins, he would become the only Nicaraguan fighter other than the legendary Alexis Arguello to win world titles in three weight divisions. That's a huge commitment and Gonzalez is taking it very seriously.

Gonzalez had planned to travel on August 5 to Tokyo, to get adjusted for the fight with Yaegashi, but now he is traveling over in mid-August, according to information from Japanese promoter Akihiko Honda.
 
The Nicaraguan puncher has a very impressive record of 39-0 with 33 knockouts and Yaegashi is 20-3 and 10 wins by KO.

"Honestly, I'm doing good work in the gym. My physical training has been good, I feel good and hope to do the best job possible before traveling to Japan," Gonzalez said.
 
"The most important thing is to use the time in Nicaragua to get in the best shape possible for Japan. We will not leave on August 5, but that does not matter because the work being done in Nicaragua is hard."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LAFIRPO on 07-26-2014

Roman Gonzalez had been one of the best fighters in the world for the past 2 years. It is just a shame that few people know about him.

Comment by IMDAZED on 07-26-2014

Is this going to be aired by Showtime or HBO? It's a shame that Gonzalez gets such little fanfare.

Comment by Bronsky on 07-26-2014

Gotta go with Roman!

Comment by soul_survivor on 07-26-2014

great great great great fight, I dunno who to pick

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Thurman-Porter: Highest Barclays Boxing Gate, 2nd Largest Crowd Roach Embraces Pacquiao-Broner: We'd Go For The Knockout! Juan Diaz: Win Over Vazquez Takes Me One Step Closer To Title Terence Crawford Special Debuts on HBO, July 9th Oscar Molina: I'll Come Back From Loss to Jarrett Hurd Froch: If Eubank Faces Golovkin in September - I'd Be Shocked Brook: After Vargas - I Need To Get in There With Keith Thurman! Ivan Baranchyk, Tommy Morrison's Son Win Big in Miami Pablo Cesar Cano-Alfonso Gomez Set For July 15, Gibson is Out Thurman: Porter Isn't Top Two, But He Remains Marquee at 147 Golovkin vs. Eubank: Hearn Aims To Finalize Deal in 48-72 Hours Tommy Langford-Ronny Gabel Set For July 16th in Cardiff Postol, Roach Reflect Back on Knocking Lucas Matthysse Out Frank Warren: Liam Smith Has Very Good Shot To Beat Canelo! Vargas To Kell Brook: I Already Signed, Let's Get This Over With! Thurman Wants To Keep Fighting on Free TV, Not on Pay-Per-View Froch: Golovkin Rejected Terms, I'd Walk Through DeGale in 5 or 6 Casey Ramos Faces Paredes on Top Rank Bill, 7/16 on UniMas Joseph Parker Embraces Anthony Joshua Title Fight For The Fall Mayweather Admits: For The 'Right Price' I Might Come Back! Mikaela Lauren-Klara Svensson Showdown Set For Sept. 10 Mayweather Backs Golden Boy's Decision on Canelo-Golovkin Freddie Roach Feels Albert Pagara Could Be Future World Champ "Fighting Words" - Keith Thurman: Once Upon A "One Time" Golovkin vs. Eubank Deal Hangs in The Balance Over Sky Money Deontay Wilder To Anthony Joshua: Why Wait? Let's Fight Now! Photos: Mayweather Hits BET Awards, Laila Ali Honors Father Video: Peter Quillin Discusses The Future of His Career Thurman: Porter Was Good With Pressure But Wasn't Effective Video: Chris Eubank Jr. Eager To Get Hands on Gennady Golovkin Video: Demetrius Andrade Rips Canelo, Talks Lara and Charlos NYSAC Doctor Explains Controversial Benavidez-Ntetu Stoppage Video: Sergio Martinez Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation Orlando Salido Still Confident He Did Enough To Unseat Vargas UKAD Refuses To Comment on Tyson Fury Doping Allegations Video: Daniel Jacobs on Thurman-Porter, Mora Rematch, More Thurman: One Win Won't Make Me Fill Mayweather's Shoes Video: Malignaggi Gives His Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation DiBella: Thurman-Porter Edged Vargas-Salido for Fight of the Year Video: Anthony Joshua Details Breazeale KO, Future Targets
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement