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Chocolatito Solves Visa Issue, Hopes For September Return

By Miguel Rivera

Former four division world champion Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez has solved his visa issue.

Gonzalez had planned to return to the United States on May 5th, as part of the Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan card at the StubHub Center in California. But there were visa issues that prevented him from entering the United States.

Gonzalez (46-2 with 38 knockouts) has not been out of the ring since getting knocked out at the hands of WBC super flyweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in their rematch in September 2017.

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Since suffering his back to back defeats to Sor Rungvisai, Gonzalez's career has been on the shelf.

He was offered several potential fights, including a world title shot at WBA champion Kal Yafai - but his handlers are looking to move him along carefully with a few easier fights before a step-up opportunity like a title clash with Yafai.

Now that his visa issue is solved, Gonzalez plans to hold his training camp in California in order to obtain better sparring and to have a better overall working scenario.

Carlos Blandón, who is the legal adviser to Gonzalez, says the boxer's next fight is still up in the air.

Gonzalez is interested, and available, to fight in September - either on September 8 as part of the planned Superfly 3 card or on September 15th as part of the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin rematch.

"We are contemplating the return for September if God allows it," Blandón said to ESPN Deportes. "We still do not know where and when we are going to fight but it would be a pleasure to fight alongside Gennady Golovkin,

"The plan is to leave at the end of July to California, we do not know if it will be in Big Bear or Coachella, but that is the plan to continue with the preparation."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 07-18-2018

His Visa problems are solved even with the unrest in his country may be a payoff but his limitations have been exposed and if he ever fight someone like the light hitting Nietes even Donnie would take him out...

Comment by SugarRayCurtain on 07-18-2018

whats the point he cant beat anyone over 116lbs

Comment by badass316 on 07-18-2018

He needs to move down one in weight class.

Comment by Letmaku on 07-18-2018

[QUOTE=Letmaku;18947476]Yafai is doable and dangerous![/QUOTE] Ancajas is more technical. 😎

Comment by Letmaku on 07-18-2018

Yafai is doable and dangerous!

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