By Miguel Rivera
Mexican veteran Pedro 'Pedrin' Guevara is being lined up to face four division world champion Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez as part of the card being headlined by middleweight king Gennady Golovkin on May 5 in Las Vegas.
Sources close to the negotiations revealed to ESPN Deportes that they had already reached an agreement for a 10-round fight in the super flyweight division, but the announcement would come until after Golovkin announced a finalized opponent for the Cinco de Mayo date.
Guevara (30-3-1, 17 KO's) is a former World Boxing Council junior flyweight champion and has had at least 10 fights held in the flyweight division, but has never fought high enough in the super flyweight division, where Chocolatito (46-2, 38 KO's) made history by becoming the first four-division champion in the history of Nicaraguan boxing, but where he also suffered his first two defeats.
Gonzalez will aim to shift his training camp in the coming days to Costa Rica to get in shape for the fight that would be broadcast by HBO as a pay-per-view event.
Chocolatito is coming back from a very difficult year in his career, because despite having felt that he was robbed in his first fight against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, he was knocked out cold in fall rematch. There was a lot of talk that he could face a world champion for his return, but they were clear in assuring that they were not looking for a belt at 115 pounds - at least at this moment.
Pedro is coming back from a close decision loss to Japanese champion Ken Shiro, in a battle in a battle where the Mexican boxer thought he deserved a little more after the official judges rendered scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 114-114. Before that setback, he had a run of four wins.
In addition to 'Chocolatito', another figure that could be added to the May 5 undercard in Las Vegas would be Colombian-born Norwegian Cecilia Braekhus, who holds the WBA, IBO, IBF, WBC, WBO world titles at welterweight.