Chocolatito: To Win, I Have To Knock Sor Rungvisai Out Rematch!

by Haxel Ruben Murillo,

Former four division world champion Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KOs) has vowed to go for a knockout if a rematch takes place with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (42-4-1, 38 KOs) of Thailand.

Last Saturday night at New York's Madison Square Garden, Gonzalez was dropped in the first round and lost the WBC super flyweight championship when he was on the losing end of a twelve round majority decision to Sor Rungvisai, who was the mandatory challenger.

The scores were 114-112, 114-112 and 113-113. There were many at ringside who felt Gonzalez had done enough to win.


Gonzalez wants an immediate rematch to inflict some payback on Sor Rungvisai. He believes a knockout will be necessary to avoid being robbed on the scorecards.

With the loss, Gonzalez lost his position as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport, but he's not concerned with that label and only wants to avenge the first defeat of his pro career.

"I know I have to turn the page," González explained to Channel 4. "I saw this morning [that I was replaced as the top pound-for-pound fighter]. I hardly look at the news because I'm busy, but I feel happy. I've always said that when I was in first place, I did not think I was the best [pound-for-pound fighter out there]. We've all been good since we got into boxing. It was a difficult fight, I certainly want to recover my title, it would be a blessing if the immediate rematch came and if I doesn't I think it will come later on."

"I would be focused on knocking him out, because it would be a fight in which I am going to prove that I am still the best in the world, it is the only way I can win. What happened on Saturday is a sadness for boxing. I know that I must turn the page, but it is a sadness as they took that fight away from me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tokon on 03-25-2017

[QUOTE=Nicoya415;17537437]cuadra did not win that fight even chavez sr and Estrada saw roman win. Its on video both of them saying Roman won.[/QUOTE] imo Cuedras didnt win against Gonzalez. Rungvisai did though. There was no "robbery".

Comment by Nic-atl-Nahuac on 03-24-2017

[QUOTE=A.K;17538153]He's a southpaw and Roman was fighting him on the inside that's always gonna happen noting was intentional, but I guess that's what a casual would think.[/QUOTE] He did the same thing to cuadras. look at the nasty cut he…

Comment by Nic-atl-Nahuac on 03-24-2017

[QUOTE=A.K;17538153]He's a southpaw and Roman was fighting him on the inside that's always gonna happen noting was intentional, but I guess that's what a casual would think.[/QUOTE] I disagree, it looked like every time he did it Chocolatito was getting…

Comment by A.K on 03-24-2017

[QUOTE=lopetego;17537408]Chocolatito should not take the rematch unless Runvigsai is forced to put a glove on his head for this match dirty mofo uses his head as a third arm[/QUOTE] He's a southpaw and Roman was fighting him on the inside…

Comment by Nicoya415 on 03-24-2017

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;17538033]Man, you are sick of fanaticism, nobody with a brain can take your comments seriously, you are biased and mad because the god of your country was hospitalized and exposed so bad. Why do you insult all the people that…

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