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Roman Gonzalez Weight On Target 30 Days Out

By Jake Donovan

Taking a break from dismissing rumored fights, World flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez is on course for his May 16 title defense versus Edgar Sosa in Inglewood, California.

The unbeaten wunderkind from Nicaragua tipped the scales at 120.5 lbs. for his 30-day check-in weight, a prerequisite for all fights sanctioned by the World Boxing Council (WBC). Fighters participating in WBC events must weigh no more than 10% above their contracted weight at the 30-day mark, and no more than 5% over the limit at seven days.

Gonzalez (42-0, 36KOs) was well within the 123 lb. limit allowed for flyweights 30 days out.

The bout will mark the second defense of the flyweight championship he acquired with a 9th round knockout of Akira Yaegashi last September. Gonzalez previously served as an alphabet titlist at strawweight and junior flyweight.

His bout with Sosa will mark his HBO debut, serving as the chief support to Gennady Golovkin’s alphabet middleweight title defense versus Willie Monroe Jr.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by apocalypto on 04-18-2015

Fck roman. He needs to grow a pair and fight estrada again and stop asking for an absurd amount of 1 million. Not even some some big name stars get that amount. Or fight inoue or cuadras but he is…

Comment by tiliheels on 04-18-2015

so basically he could move up and fight rigo? rigo fights at his walkin around weight..to bad other fighters wont..some great fights are missed out on bc of this only class i dont mind this is is the 175 class...25lbs…

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