Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, right, delivers a punch on McWilliams Arroyo in their fight in April at the Fabulous Forum/USA Today photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea
Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez of Nicaragua on Sept. 10 will move up in weight to challenge Carlos Cuadras of Mexico for his super flyweight title at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood (on HBO).
Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) is considered by some to be the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He has won world titles at minimumweight, light flyweight and flyweight.
“I’ve very happy to challenge Carlos Cuadras for a world title in my fourth weight class,” said Gonzalez, 29. “It’s an honor to return to fight at the Forum in front of the great Los Angeles fight fans.”
Cuadras will be looking to make the 10th successful defense of the belt he won in September 2012. He’ll have his hands full, and he seems to know that.
“Roman Gonzalez is a great champion and I have a lot of respect for him,” Cuadras said. “I will prepare myself to be in the best condition of my boxing career to defend my WBC belt.”