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Chocolatito vs. Guevara Set For HBO Boxing Finale December 8

By Keith Idec

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will oppose Pedro Guevara in the main event of what’s expected to be HBO’s last boxing broadcast for the foreseeable future. reported a deal is in place for the Gonzalez-Guevara fight December 8 at StubHub Center in Carson, California. The card will be announced at a press conference Wednesday in Los Angeles.

HBO also will air a bout featuring undisputed women’s welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus that night. Braekhus’ opponent wasn’t solidified as of Tuesday.

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Nicaragua’s Gonzalez (47-2, 39 KOs) spectacularly ended a one-year layoff in his last fight. The former four-division champion emphatically knocked out Mexico’s Moises Flores (25-6-1, 14 KOs) in the fifth round of their September 15 fight on the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin undercard at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Before defeating Flores, Gonzalez, 31, hadn’t boxed in the year since Thailand’s Sor Rungvisai knocked him out in the fourth round of their immediate rematch for the WBC 115-pound championship at StubHub Center. He was supposed to square off against Guevara on the Golovkin-Vanes Martirosyan undercard May 5 at StubHub Center, but Gonzalez’s visa issue prevented that fight from happening.

The 29-year-old Guevara (32-3-1, 19 KOs) is a former WBC world light flyweight champion. He has lost only two split decisions and a majority decision during his 10-year pro career.

Norway’s Braekhus (34-0, 9 KOs) made her HBO debut on the Golovkin-Martirosyan undercard. The native Colombian’s 10-round, unanimous-decision victory over Kali Reis (15-7-1, 5 KOs) that night marked the first time HBO aired a women’s bout since the premium cable network began broadcasting boxing in 1973.

HBO announced late in September that the network will move away from broadcasting boxing in 2019. It has two telecasts remaining on its 2018 schedule, starting with a card headlined by WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (14-0, 11 KOs) and ex-champion Jean Pascal (33-5-1, 20 KOs, 1 NC) on November 24 from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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Comment by Dontbeahater on 11-07-2018

[QUOTE=DuckAdonis;19254877]Well Guevara fought at Superfly the fight before this one so technically he isn't moving up to fight Gonzalez He stopped Roberto Sanchez for this title [url][/url][/QUOTE] So you giving the former p4p #1 a pass for going back to…

Comment by Hatesrats on 11-07-2018

[IMG][/IMG] Cecilia Brækhus will be the Main Event with "Chocolatito" as the opening bout.

Comment by DuckAdonis on 11-07-2018

[QUOTE=Daigo;19254615]Becasue choco like to beat up on small weak guys when there are plenty of better challengers out there. Seems the Thailander beat all the heart out of chogo.[/QUOTE] Well Guevara fought at Superfly the fight before this one so…

Comment by TheIronMike on 11-07-2018

Didn't Guevara knock out Ippo Makunouchi?

Comment by Daigo on 11-07-2018

[QUOTE=DuckAdonis;19254456]Why are people hating on Gonzalez? Guevara is a very good boxer...[B]he just doesn't have the size I think[/B][/QUOTE] Becasue choco like to beat up on small weak guys when there are plenty of better challengers out there. Seems the…

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