Photos: McWilliams Arroyo Putting in Work For Roman Gonzalez

Fajardo, Puerto Rico - World ranked flyweight McWilliams Arroyo, 16-2 (14KO’s) is training intensely in his hometown for his world title bout at UNDEFEATED with Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter and World Boxing Council Flyweight Champion, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 44-0 (38KO’s) on Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum.

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The Gonzalez/Arroyo clash is the co-featured bout to the World Middleweight Championship between Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 34-0 (31KO’s) and mandatory challenger Dominic Wade, 18-0 (12KO’s). Both bouts will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Training at the Rafael “Fito” Ramos Gym in Fajardo, Puerto Rico under the watchful eye of Anthony Otero, Arroyo and his promoter Peter Rivera spoke about his upcoming world title challenge.
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“Gonzalez is an excellent fighter, the top of his class and exactly the fight I want. As soon as the fight was offered I jumped at the opportunity.”
“My trainer and I work on different techniques everyday in the gym and we’ll have a game plan for victory.”
“We are training hard and very focused on this fight. I know he is a great champion but I will work round-by-round on April 23.”
“I am aware that Gonzalez is a hard puncher, but I also hit hard and know that I can box too.”
“I know I should be champion already after the fight with Ruenroeng but I can’t look back, only forward.” Arroyo lost a very close, controversial split-decision to Amnat Ruenroeng in Thailand on September 10, 2014.

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“It would give me great pride to become a world champion like my brother, it’s always been my dream.” Twin brother McJoe Arroyo is the IBF Super Flyweight World Champion. He also represented Puerto Rico in the 2012 Olympics in London and had the honor of carrying his country’s flag at the Opening Ceremonies.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to fight on HBO for the first time and on such a big show. I’m sure that Roman will have a lot of fans in Los Angeles as will I, can’t wait for April 23, it’s going to be a fantastic fight.”
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“This is an outstanding opportunity for McWilliams. This camp has been the best he’s had and come April 23rd he will be victorious.”
“Everyone in Puerto Rico knows how talented McWilliams is and after April 23rd the rest of the world will know.”
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Golovkin vs. Wade is promoted by K2 Promotions, GGG Promotions and in association with TGB Promotions. Gonzalez vs. McWilliams is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and PR Best Boxing Promotions.
Tickets for the April 23rd event, priced at $400, $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, are now on sale through Ticketmaster (, 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 03-10-2016

[QUOTE=boxbox23;16526861]How is Gonzales "consensus #1" p4p.[/QUOTE]all major boxing publications and boxing experts have gonzalez number 1 on their pound for pound lists.

Comment by Adonis Creed on 03-10-2016

How is Gonzales "consensus #1" p4p.

Comment by PrBoxing88 on 03-09-2016

Going with Arroyo, not because he is rican because i know how good this dude is, also he is at his own weight and Gonzalez is smaller than Arroyo.. I think Arroyo can knock Gonzalez out.

Comment by BOXEO _ on 03-09-2016

This is going to be good. :boxing: I think his twin brother is the better fighter though.

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 03-09-2016

[QUOTE=PRPOWERPUNCHES;16526285]I know things are very bad in PR but McWill only has 16 fights and he's fighting the "Pound 4 Pound" Champ in the world with 44 w and 0 loses, WTF they doing? PRPP:boxing:[/QUOTE]typical brain dead "boxing fan" who…

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