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.