Viloria Plans To Chin Check Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former champion Brian Viloria (36-4, 22 KOs) is wondering whether or not WBC flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KOs), a rising pound-for-pound fighter, will be able to take his punching power.

They are set to collide on October 17th as part of the undercard to the Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux HBO Pay-Per-View from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Viloria is not going to lay back like other Gonzalez opponents. He plans to take the fight to the heavily favored champion, looking for openings to test the resolve of his chin.

He won't have any trouble finding openings, because Gonzalez has the same game plan in mind. Gonzalez says his mission is to stop Viloria inside the distance. He wants to make a statement against what many see as a very formidable opponent. Viloria has never been stopped and Gonzalez has never even been down. Something will have to give.

“I think his weakness is he hasn’t been tested by a puncher like myself and we’ll also have to see if he can withstand pressure,” Viloria told The Philippine Star. “Without giving too much away, we just need to come in great shape and let my hands go.”

“From the moment I wake up to even dreaming about the fight, it’s all I think of now. “I’m pulling out all the stops to prepare for this. I’m bringing in strength and conditioning trainers and basically working hard in the gym like never before.”

“I believe Gonzalez’ strength is he’s a very technical and well-schooled fighter. “He chooses his battles well and delivers his combinations crisp and methodically.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TRTboy on 08-16-2015

Viloria needs to make his mark early if he cant KO choco of course if he was to win. He either has to drop gonzalez early or hurt him bad and make gonzalez tentative. Otherwise if viloria lets gonzalez in…

Comment by -MAKAVELLI- on 08-16-2015

[QUOTE=jreckoning;15971100]He might be capable but it's really anyways guess which Viloria shows up. He's crashed and burned in big fights in the past.[/QUOTE] i have a feeling about this one...something tells me that Viloria and his big noggin is gonna…

Comment by Killer_of_Sheep on 08-16-2015

Chocolatito is not a really one-time puncher, he's swarms all over people and only stops punching when they go down. Viloria has a pretty good chin, but active fighters were always a bad matchup for him. I think Gonzalez stops…

Comment by Pain~Lucy on 08-16-2015

you guys are understimating viloria, I believe he can upset choco by KO!

Comment by Aztekkas on 08-16-2015

[QUOTE=Divine Hammer;15971607]i'll be surprised if it even goes that far. i expect gonzalez to win by ko in 2nd round easily. this will be one of roman's easiest fights guaranteed.[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

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