4 Amazing Facts About Roman Gonzalez You Didn’t Know

Published 03/07/2021, 9:20 PM CST


Roman Gonzalez, the flyweight elite, holds one of the best resumes in the sport and is often considered as a pound-for-pound great. The 33-year-old has 50 wins under his name, with 41 coming via KOs. However, the ‘almost-perfect’ boxing record also has 2 losses. That said, Gonzalez is still a titleholder with the WBA 115 lbs strap around his waist.

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Nicknamed ‘Chocolalito’, Gonzalez can pose some serious threat to the division as he wishes to unify the belts at 115 lbs. Meanwhile, boxing fans remain keen on keeping a tab on Gonzalez’s life for some other reasons. The Nicaraguan boxers have pretty interesting features and habits that continue to garner attention from the fanbase.

While Gonzalez continues to expand his reign in the sport, here’s a look at some of his interesting facts.

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Roman Gonzalez- The Man outside the boxing ring

The Ring reported a lot of exciting things about the boxer and shed light on them. It includes his personal habits and in-ring achievements that are too good to get unnoticed. While the flyweight chief prefers to hide from media glory, he is a common figure in the boxing circuit.

He is the first-ever Nicaraguan boxer to hold championships in four distinct divisions. That said, ‘Chocolalito’ has been a champion at mini flyweight, flyweight, junior flyweight, and super flyweight. The 5’3” tall boxer is very well known for his fierce fighting style.

Boxing was not his first choice of sport. Before becoming a pro pugilist, Gonzalez played soccer. However, he ended up landing inside the squared circle and continued loving soccer as a mere fan.

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It’s clear that he isn’t afraid of any boxer, but Gonzalez is a religious person and fears god. That’s how he derives energy for his boxing stints and every other stance in life. Adding to that, Gonzalez also has an eye for luxury. He is a huge sneakers fan and names the Air Jordan as his favorite pair of shoes.

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Although he is a boxing superstar at this point, he still prefers his hometown and home-cooked food. According to reports, Carne Asada (grilled beef) with plantain chips is his favorite.

Do you think Roman Gonzalez deserves to be on the Hall Of Fame list?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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