Roman Gonzalez Returns Home, Open To Fighting Again in 2018

Four division world champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, returned home to Managua, Nicaragua, after his formidable presentation on Saturday, when he scored a knockout in five rounds to former world champion Moises Fuentes of Mexico, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At the Augusto César Sandino International Airport, Chocolatito was received by his family, friends and the representative of the Government, Mauricio Ortega, and the son of the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega. There were also members of the Sandinista Youth and a hundred members of the National Police, in an excessive security apparatus, often without meaning.

As often happens, only the official media had access to Chocolatito at the International Airport, where the boxer spoke extensively about his resounding victory over Fuentes.


The win ended a two-fight losing streak, which saw him suffer back to back knockout losses to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, current super flyweight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC).

"I am grateful for all of the good things that have happened to me ... I am happy to return to my country again, after more than two months of camp in California. The work was hard, but it was worth it for the outcome," said González to the official media.

"I am happy to be back in my house with my family, my people. I made a good fight, a good knockout, may God bless you all, since only God can give us the blessings."

Chocolatito did not rule out the idea of making another fight for later this year, promising to take a short break to continue his campaign to return to the forefront of world boxing.

"I would be happy to fight in Nicaragua, but that does not depend on me, it depends on other people. If God wants that fight it can be done," he reiterated.

González raised his record to 47-2, with 39 knockouts.

But he spent two years without a win, because he lost to Sor Rungvisai in March of 2017 by decision, and then in September of last year he was knocked out in four rounds in their rematch. Prior to that, his last win came in September 2016, when he won a tough decision over Carlos Cuadras.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Joe Momma on 09-20-2018

I'd like to see Gonzalez rematch Juan Estrada. Estrada came down from 112 to fight Gonzalez at 108. They should've faced each other at 112 when Gonzalez was the WBC Champion and Estrada was the WBA/WBO Unified Champion.

Comment by JuniorTorres720 on 09-19-2018

Did anyone else think Chocolatito's body language was different? He looked zoned out and looked as if he was just coming to do a job and leave. There wasn't any life in him or any joy even after he won…

Comment by badboyz08 on 09-18-2018

happy for him, i wanna know who he fight next. hope he can get title agian. maybe him vs yafai.

Comment by E-Thug on 09-18-2018

[QUOTE=chrisJS;19116991]Quality fighter and a quality person. Had the pleasure of seeing him live 5 times and he's always great value. The hatred he got on here was both baffling and disgusting. Proof that our sport has some of the worst…

Comment by Disturbed on 09-18-2018

[QUOTE=richardt;19116846]I was even more impressed with how he showed his heart and consoled Fuentes after the KO. Dude is a quality human being. He showed the same compassion that his countryman Arguello did after defeating Mancini.[/QUOTE] Not the first time…

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