Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Chocolatito Training Hard, Expects Tough Rematch With Estrada

Nicaraguan star Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, who holds the WBA's super flyweight championship, is training diligently for the rematch against WBC super flyweight champion Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada of Mexico.

Gonzalez is preparing at the Roger Deshon gym in Managua, Nicaragua. The workouts involve long daily runs and nibbling at a nutritious balanced diet.

This long-awaited unifying contest will be a long-awaited battle between the two warriors.

They first met on November 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, at junior flyweight. Gonzalez walked away with a unanimous decision victory.

chocolatito (1)

The rematch will take place on March 13, at a location to be determined.

In 2020, Gonzalez (50-2, 41 KOs) got his career back on track with a big stoppage win over Kal Yafai to capture the WBA strap. He then retained the title with a decision win over Israel Gonzalez.

The string of wins catapulted his career to the upper tier of the weight class after suffering back to back defeats at the hands of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

In the last few days, Gonzalez discussed certain aspects of his preparation for this rematch with journalists from Canal 13 and Canal 2 in Nicaragua.

“We will have our training camp in Riverside, California and it’s good. For now we have been training to stay active but in the next few days we will travel over there. The first fight was very good, a great fight, where we both showed quality. We are going to arrive in great condition to face Estrada,” Gonzalez said. 

Chocolatito's training team consists of coach Marcos Caballero, his father Luis González, manager Carlos Blandón and physical trainer Rafael Rojas.

The four division champion anticipates a very tough outing when they meet for the second time.

“It is not an easy fight, a very tough battle for both of us and we are going to do our best to put on a good show,” Gonzalez said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-14-2021

Was slightly favoring Estrada until Cuadras dropped him, now it's a 50/50 IMO since we all know Choc can crack.

Comment by theface07 on 01-14-2021

[QUOTE=TexasCowBoy;21016062]Yeah, he has the skills to fight from a distance , mid range or in the pocket.....when these MoFos (Estrada and the whole lot at 115) fight you gotta hide the women and the children because you know there is…

Comment by TexasCowBoy on 01-13-2021

[QUOTE=theface07;21015922]Nope, never in a million years. He is a true warrior.[/QUOTE] Yeah, he has the skills to fight from a distance , mid range or in the pocket.....when these MoFos (Estrada and the whole lot at 115) fight you gotta…

Comment by theface07 on 01-13-2021

[QUOTE=TexasCowBoy;21015666]This is the fight I am looking forward to.......You can never accuse Estrada of ducking[/QUOTE] Nope, never in a million years. He is a true warrior.

Comment by TexasCowBoy on 01-13-2021

This is the fight I am looking forward to.......You can never accuse Estrada of ducking

Top Headlines
Leo: I Have A Lot Of Doubters & I’m The Underdog Against Fulton; All Fuel To Flame Hearn: Garcia Is Not Ready For Davis, Deal For Haney vs. Garcia Will Be Easier To Make Warren: A Joyce-Usyk Fight Puts Winner In Tremendous Position The Greatest Encore: Ranking the Best Heavyweights Since Ali Tszyu-Hogan: Stapleton vs. Colosimo in Works For Proposed Card Luis Nery Aims To Have Unification in Next Fight, Says Promoter Deontay Wilder vs. Dillian Whyte Would Be Massive Fight, Says Hearn Tommy Frank vs. Kyle Yousaf British Title Clash May Land in April Stephen Fulton Overcomes The Nightmare of COVID; Realizes Dream Of Fighting For World Title Ryan Garcia's Father: Lopez is Not 'King' at 135, He Beat a 130-Pounder Vergil Ortiz: I Want All The Belts, No Easy Fights, I Want To Face The Best Reynoso: Berchelt Can End a Fight With One Punch - But So Can Valdez! Munguia's Promoter Hopes To Secure Golovkin Title Clash Usyk vs. Joyce Clash is Being Discussed, Says Frank Warren Carlos Gongora Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Ryan Garcia's Father Backs Son's Two Round KO Prediction of Gervonta Davis Samuel Vargas Aims To Use Experience To Shock Conor Benn Dylan Price Takes Out Samuel Gutierrez in Four Rounds Bob Arum: Golden Boy Wouldn't Put Ryan Garcia In With Teofimo Lopez; Easy Work Angelo Leo: Always Wanted To Celebrate Title Win With A Crowd, More Motivation To Stay Champion Thurman To Arum: Stop Talking Sh-t! Not My Fault You Can’t Afford Fight For Crawford Michel Rivera: Ryan Garcia Has a Great Punch But a Glass Chin Hearn Says Boxing Events Must Continue or Sport Could Fizzle Out McGirt Was Unaware of Kovalev's Doping Test, Felt Camp Was Going Well Manager: Pacquiao or McGregor Would Beat Mayweather in Rematch Dominic Breazeale Vows To Blast Out Otto Wallin With Huge Knockout Fred Levin: An Appreciation (1937-2021) Sergio Martinez Working For April Return, Eyes Murata Shot By Year's End Thunderdome Boxing Series Returns on February 26 in Perth Arum on Lopez's Options: Haney Doesn't Mean Much, Not an Attraction Like Davis, Garcia Talks Progress For Canelo Alvarez To Move Forward With Matchroom/DAZN Ivan Golub, Melissa Oddessa, Joe Williams Back on February 20 Inoue-Dasmarinas: Date, Site Of Fight Depends On COVID-19 Restrictions In Japan Junior Cruzat To Fight For WBA Regional Title on February 26 Joshua-Fury: Hearn Wants Second Fight in Cardiff, But Says Pressure May Stop It Buddy McGirt Predicts Shakur Stevenson Gets KO'ed by Teofimo Lopez, Starts Heated Squabble Artur Beterbiev Co-Trainer: Bivol Is The Most Important Fight At 175 Plant: At Some Point, Me And Canelo Are Gonna Get In There And Do Our Thing Josh Warrington May Vacate IBF Title, Fight Gary Russell Jr. Bruno Tarimo Cracks IBF's Top Ten, Inches Closer To Title Shot
Latest Forum Threads