Roman Gonzalez vs. Carlos Cuadras on September 10 live on BoxNation
BoxNation subscribers are set to enjoy a blockbuster next few weeks starting with pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzalez who moves up in weight to take on undefeated knockout artist and WBC super-flyweight world champion Carlos Cuadras.
The unbeaten three-time world champion Gonzalez, with a record of 45-0 with 38 KOs, is regarded by many as the finest boxer around and will test himself by going up to 115-pounds for the first time to challenge Cuadras, 35-0-1 with 27 KOs, for his WBC strap.
Taking place next Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California, BoxNation will be the only place to see the 29-year-old Nicaraguan star in his toughest test yet as he looks to cement his status as boxing’s very best.
“I’m very happy to challenge Carlos Cuadras for a world title in my fourth weight class. It’s an honour to return to fight at The Forum in front of the great Los Angeles fight fans,” said Gonzalez.
Cuadras, said: “I am excited to fight in the United States for the first time and at the legendary Forum in front of the great boxing fans in California. 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.”
“We’re very excited to bring Roman back to the fabulous Forum in his first main event at the famed venue,” said promoter Tom Loeffler. “Roman has proven with each fight why he is considered to be the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Challenging an undefeated champion in his fourth weight class will be a great test for Roman and this battle against Cuadras will provide the non-stop action fans have come to expect at his fights.”
“We’re delighted to have Roman Gonzalez’s exciting fight with Carlos Cuadras exclusively live on BoxNation,” said Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director. “Gonzalez is regarded as one of the very best boxers around so it is great that BoxNation subscribers will be able to watch his biggest challenge to date on our platform.”
Gonzalez’s mouth-watering clash will kick off a great set of fights exclusively live on BoxNation including the eagerly anticipated showdown between Liverpool’s Liam Smith and Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.
Smith puts his WBO light-middleweight world title on the line when he travels to the home of the Dallas Cowboys in Texas on 17th September as he faces the formidable Alvarez, whose only defeat has been at the hands of the legendary Floyd Mayweather.
However, Smith will be looking to show that he is up for the task and put a halt to Alvarez’s ambitions of winning another world title belt.
The following week on 24th September veteran cruiserweight Ovill McKenzie will be flying the flag when he goes to Germany to take on the much-respected and tough Marco Huck for the IBO world title.
McKenzie is well aware this will be his last shot at world glory following a decorated career which has seen him pick up British and Commonwealth titles along the way.
Exciting middleweight Chris Eubank Jr is also back live on BoxNation when he takes on Tommy Langford for the British title next month, with rising super-welterweight Liam Williams on the bill against fellow undefeated rival Ahmet Patterson.
Gonzalez v Cuadras is exclusively live on BoxNation (Sky/Freeview/Virgin/TalkTalk/Online & App) next Saturday night. Buy now at boxnation.com.
Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0-0, 38 KOs) will move up one weight class and challenge undefeated WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras, (35-0-1, 27 KO’s) on Saturday, September 10 from the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Presented by K2 Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions, further information on advance tickets sales will be announced shortly.
“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. “Thanks very much to God, K2 Promotions, Mr. Honda and HBO for making this happen.”
Said Cuadras, “I wish to thank HBO, K2 Promotions, Mr. Honda and everyone responsible for making this fight. I am excited to fight in the United States for the first time on HBO and at the legendary Forum in front of the great boxing fans in California.”
“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.”
“We’re very excited to bring Roman back to the Fabulous Forum in his first main event at the famed venue,” said Tom Loeffler. “Roman has proven with each fight why he is considered to be the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.”
“Challenging an undefeated champion in his fourth weight class will be a great test for Roman and this battle against Cuadras will provide the non-stop action fans have come to expect at his fights.”
“Esteemed by many as the top pound for pound fighter in the world and the best fighter from Nicaragua since legend Alexis Arguello, Roman Gonzalez is a power-punching three-division champion, hoping to conquer a fourth weight class on September 10 against Carlos Cuadras in a clash of undefeated champs,” said Peter Nelson, Executive Vice President, HBO Sports. “From Golovkin fighting that afternoon in London to Gonzalez fighting that night in Los Angeles, the boxing world will be riveted September 10.”
Since his highly anticipated debut on HBO fourteen months ago, the 29-year-old Gonzalez has become a must-see attraction known for his thrilling performances.
On May 16, 2015, the Nicaraguan native stopped former world champion Edgar Sosa in the second round at the Fabulous Forum drawing a huge crowd in his debut at the famed venue where his mentor Alexis Arguello had also battled in world championship bouts.
Fighting in front of a sold-out Madison Square Garden crowd of over 20,000 New York City fight fans on October 17, 2015, Gonzalez was brilliant in his ninth round stoppage of four-time world champion Brian Viloria. The victory was punctuated by heavy handed, piston-like combinations which thrilled the local fight fans.
Most recently Gonzalez fought for the second time at the Fabulous Forum, dominating world ranked Puerto Rican McWIlliams Arroyo to a 12-round unanimous decision. The fight was fought in front of a sold-out crowd of 16,353 with the HBO telecast averaging a remarkable 1,001,000 viewers for the co-main event.
Fighting out of Mexico City, the 27-year-old Cuadras became a world champion on May 31, 2014 with an eighth round stoppage of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in Mexico earning the currently held WBC Super Flyweight World Title.
Cuadras has successfully defended the title six times including against former world champion Luis Concepcion on April 4, 2015, taking a 12-round unanimous decision.
Most recently Cuadras stopped world ranked Richie Mepranum in the eighth round in Los Mochis, Mexico on April 23, 2016.
The world title defense against Gonzalez will be his first time fighting on HBO and his debut in Southern California.