Roman Gonzalez's Opponent Changes, Now Two Dates

By Pablo Fletes,

The opponent for WBA junior flyweight champion Román "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (30-0, 25KOs) has changed again. Gonzalez returns on March 17th in Culiacan, Mexico. Gonzalez was first booked to face Raul Garcia, then it was changed to the twin brother, former champion Ramon Garcia (16-3-1, 9KOs). But, the Nicaraguan star wasn't happy with receiving a small purse of $40,000 for the fight with Garcia.

After further talks were held, Gonzalez will now face Manuel Jiminez (11-2-1, 5KOs) in a ten round non-title fight - for the same amount of money as he would have received for Garcia - and Gonzalez will face Garcia in a featured fight on April 21 in Mexico - and with more money involved.

"In the end, things went better than expected," said Silvio Conrado Jr., the attorney for Gonzalez. "The purse that Roman was going to receive for this defense on March 17th was very low, but we secured a fight with another opponent, for the same money and without exposing the title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by komandante on 03-11-2012

Roman Gonzalez is a very good champion and he can easily get 80-100k defending his belt in Japan. Nacho thinks no Mexican can beat him and I agree :boxing:

Comment by #CaneloKhan on 03-11-2012

[quote=4CornersKid;11878823]Roman Gonzalez will be great, I've wathced a few fights online. He looks really good

Comment by RSBonos on 03-11-2012

If Roman wants more money then he should start going after top opponents.

Comment by elplayapimp on 03-11-2012

who the fck does roman think he is he is a dam nicaraguen fighting in mexico for crying out loud. 40 racks is alot of money specially to the little guys

Comment by 4Corners on 03-11-2012

Roman Gonzalez will be great, I've wathced a few fights online. He looks really good.

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