By Elisinio Castillo, notifight.com
Although he still does not have a finalized opponent, the four division world champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez still has hopes of fighting on May 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the undercard that will be headlined by middleweight king Gennady Golovkin against an opponent to be determined.
Golovkin was originally scheduled to face Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on May 5th at T-Mobile Arena, but the Mexican superstar withdrew from the fight on Tuesday. He is under a temporary suspension after a pair of failed drug tests and he's expected to suffer a full suspension at a hearing on April 18.
Golovkin and his handlers are already making moves to stage their own May 5th event, at Las Vegas' MGM Grand.
Gonzalez was at the Roger Deshon gym in the San Judas neighborhood in Managua on Monday, to continue his training with a view to this possible fight on May 5.
And of course, the main topic of interest is to know about the confirmation of his upcoming fight after suffering back to back defeats to WBC super flyweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand.
"There was no vacation in this holy week," said Gonzalez.
"Many times we have stayed at home and trained and this time was no exception, but sincerely we have not known what is going on with my fight, but I hope that evening does not fall through, that I can fight that day [on May 5]. I am happy, training in the gym and waiting on any news, so this week I will go to Costa Rica to make my camp. We do not know if will Golovkin fight, but I will continue training."
"Roman is still in force to reappear on May 5 in Las Vegas," said Carlos Blandón, the manager of Gonzalez.
Blandon also reported that the four-time champion will finish his training in Costa Rica, along with his coaches Gustavo Herrera and Alfredo Corrales, who worked with Gonzalez on Monday in a training session.
"Possibly the trip will take place in the next few days, we do not have the exact day, but we will announce it. From Costa Rica we would travel to the United States," he added.
There is still no confirmed rival, but Mexicans Hernan Marquez and Iran Diaz, Panamanian Luis "El Nica" Concepción, and Puerto Rican McWilliams Arroyo are all looking to fight him.