Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roman Gonzalez Eyes United States Return in September

By Miguel Rivera

The return of former four division world champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez is being pushed back to September in the United States.

Because of ongoing issues in Nicaragua, Gonzalez has been unable to renew his visa to fight in the United States.

Gonzalez's manager, Carlos Blandon, reports that as soon as they resolve the visa issue, they will define everything to train outside of Nicaragua, as they have done for most of their recent fights.

roman-gonzalez_8

 The fight will be the first for Gonzalez after suffering the two painful defeats in 2017 at the hands of WBC super flyweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai or Thailand.

"Due to the instability that exists in Nicaragua we have not been able to get the visa for Roman. We had the appointment on April 30, it was canceled, then on May 11 and it was canceled, the last one was on May 21 and it was canceled. We are waiting for that work visa because we have plans to make a camp outside of Nicaragua and see if a fight will go forward win September," Blandon said to ESPN Deportes.

Roman was going to fight on May 5 in California, on the same night Gennady Golovkin knocked out Vanes Martirosyan in two rounds, but precisely the subject of the visa was an impediment and the other issue was receiving late notice on the opponent.

The return may land on September 8 or September 15.

"We have already been warned that there will be several cards in September in which they can include us and that is a blessing for Roman and the team, but we have the possibility of taking a fight over 10 rounds before that," Blandon said.

"We want to see how Román feels in the ring... in training he has done very well. We know that 2017 was a difficult year, but some adjustments were made to the team and he was fine with it and he looked very good."

Tags: Roman Gonzalez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1hourRun on 05-24-2018

[QUOTE=kidaguilar;18801699]How is the biggest athlete in Nicaragua unable to get a Visa lol[/QUOTE] It states in the article that there is civil unrest in the country -- basically the people have been trying to unseat the dictator of Nicaragua Daniel…

Comment by kidaguilar on 05-24-2018

How is the biggest athlete in Nicaragua unable to get a Visa lol

Comment by komandante on 05-24-2018

Gonzales v Nietes or the winner of Ancajas v Sultan would be great.:boxing:

Comment by 1hourRun on 05-24-2018

If 'Chocolatito' takes a fight before September it probably be a tune-up and that may lead to a better opponent by the end of 2018....but the interesting thing Blandon mentioned was '' a fight OVER TEN rounds before that'' which…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines De La Hoya: GGG's Mexican Style A Gimmick; Canelo's Fans Loyal Doheny Upsets Iwasa; Wins Unanimous Decision, IBF 122-Pound Title Haye Backs Tyson Fury: I Hope He Gets Back To Former Glory Luke Jackson Very Confident: Boxing Has Been My Parents! Cummings Insists He Can Reach The Top, No Excuses For Defeat Tyson Fury: I Have To Raise My Game To Win a World Title De La Hoya: Canelo Beat Golovkin 115-113, GGG Can't Adjust! Doheny: Iwasa May Have Reach Advantage, But I Have The Power Rosales vs. Barnes and The Ongoing Flyweight Reset De La Hoya: Hopkins Will Cheer Canelo To Derail Record Attempt Jesus Rojas May Face Can Xu in Year-End Title Defense Yunier Dorticos Still Wants Revenge on Gassiev, Plots Return Canelo: I'll Look to KO Golovkin From Very First Round of Rematch Oleksandr Teslenko, Nicholson, Ivan Golub in Action in AC Devin Haney vs. Juan Carlos Burgos on September 28, ShoBox Photos: Bryant Jennings, Hart, Dimitrenko, Stevenson - Workouts Photos: Juan Francisco Estrada Grinds Hard For Superfly 3 Photos: Jayson Velez, Orlando Cruz - Go Face To Face De La Hoya Not Concerned Clenbuterol Will Taint Canelo's Legacy Photos: Frampton, Fury, Jackson, Pianeta - Open Workouts Devin Haney Obtains Promoter's License in California Carl Frampton Insists That He Has Learned From Past Mistakes Carlos Negron Inks Managerial With King Kong Boxing Bellew: I'm Chasing Greatness, Usyk Fight is Looking Likely Now Fury: I'm Still The Same Old G, I Want To Smash Wilder's Face In! Photos: Tyson Fury Looking Very Slim at Open Workout Antonio Tarver Arrested For Domestic Battery in Florida Abel Sanchez: No Beef? I Hope Canelo Stopped Eating Duck Too! Frank Warren: Fury-Wilder Winner Is World's Best Heavyweight Granados: Garcia Wouldn't KO Me, Either; Would Need Judges' Gift Tyson Fury: Let's Face It, Wilder Hasn't Really Fought Anybody Quigg: If Frampton Faces Warrington - Winner Has To Fight Me! BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - August 15 James Branch To Return, October 6 In Leicester Fury: If Pianeta Chins Me - I'll Crawl Over and Kiss His Feet! Euro News: Rossing, Schwarz, Edis Tatli, Formella, Gamhour Ray Beltran: Lomachenko Must Beat Me To Get To Mikey Garcia Hugo Ruiz Makes Quiet Return, Aims To Reclaim World Title Katie Taylor - Documentary To Lift Lid on Split With Her Dad Top Rank's DuBoef on Decision To Go With ESPN, NVBHOF Nod
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement