Roman Gonzalez – Carlos Cuadras a done deal for 9/10
By Dan Ambrose: WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0-0, 38 KOs) will be moving up in weight three pounds on September 10 to challenge the unbeaten WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras, (35-0-1, 27 KO’s) at the Forum in Los Angeles, California.
The Gonzalez vs. Cuadras fight takes place on the same date as the Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook fight on September 10 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Both fights will be televised by HBO World Championship Boxing.
For Gonzalez, 29, he’ll be looking to win his fourth division world title in this fight. It could prove to be his most difficult fight of his career, because the Mexican Cuadras is plenty tough. He’s looked invincible since turning pro eight years ago in 2008. No one has been able to compete with Cuadras. He has a four round technical draw against Jose Salgado in 2014, but other than that, he’s been unstoppable.
The 5’4” Cuadras will have a slight height advantage over the 5’3” Gonzalez in this fight. That’s probably not going to be enough to make much of a difference in the fight. Cuadras has a two inch reach advantage. Gonzalez will surely be staying within punching distance the entire fight looking to chop Cuadras don as quickly as possible.
Cuadras is coming off of an 8th round stoppage win over Richie Mepranum last April. Mepranum retire on his stool at the end of the 8th round.
“I’ve very happy to challenge Carlos Cuadras for a world title in my fourth weight class. It’s an honor to return to fight at the Forum in front of the great Los Angeles fight fans,” said Gonzalez.
Gonzalez wants to keep winning more and more world titles. There wasn’t anything more for him to achieve if he had stayed at flyweight. He’d already beaten the two best fighters in that weight class in Brian Viloria and Juan Francisco Estrada. The only guy left for Gonzalez is Johnriel Casimero, who he would likely easily beat if given the chance. The Cuadras fight is a much bigger deal for Gonzalez because it gives him a chance to win another world title.
“Roman Gonzalez is a great champion and I have a lot of respect for him. I will prepare myself to be in the best condition of my boxing career to defend my WBC belt,” said Cuadras.
Gonzalez has looked great in his last three fights in beating McWiliams Arroyo, Brian Viloria and Edgar Sosa.
In moving to super flyweight, Gonzalez have the possibilities of fighting the likes of Naoya Inoue, Zolani Tete and McJoe Arroyo.
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