Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez’s Record: Just How Good Is He?

Published 03/07/2021, 6:00 PM EST
INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 23: Roman Gonzalez poses with his belt after a unanimous 12 round decision over McWilliams Arroyo during a WBC flyweight title fight at The Forum on April 23, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez ranks among the best super-flyweights at present. With his exuberant resume, Gonzalez has cemented himself as the legend at this weight class. Moreover, he’s the most active fighter in recent times who keeps himself relevant in the roster. As he prepares for his upcoming unified title-fight with Juan Estrada, we look at his magnetic pro-boxing record.

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‘Chocolatito’ debuted in 2005 in the flyweight division. In a 4-round fight against Ramon Urbina, Gonzalez showcased a snippet of his skills and knocked him out in just 2 rounds. This was a staggering entry into the professional boxing world.

Back then, no one actually knew about the prolonged pathway Gonzalez was going to trace.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: Boxer Roman Gonzalez poses during the official Weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

With that win, ‘Chocolatito’ just kept piling on to the top with constant wins. He won his first WBA interim flyweight belt in 2010 with another sensational second-round KO. After this win, he was a clear contender for a title shot, and he even claimed the same in his next outing against Manuel Vargas.

Gonzalez kept adding those crucial ‘W’s to his name while changing divisions. In fact, he suffered his first career loss a whopping 12 years after his debut.

But he didn’t let it halt his charismatic run. In 2020, he won the WBA super-flyweight belt and even defended it successfully once. ‘Chocolatito’ is full of confidence ahead of his title unification clash against the WBC champion, Juan Estrada.

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Is Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez the best super-flyweight at present?

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez has the most staggering numbers on his resume. He’s fought the best in every weight class he’s stepped in and even scored gratifying victories. A cracking 50-2 track record helps him stand apart from the rest in his division.

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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 18: Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez is cut against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai during their Championship fight for Gonzalez’s WBC junior bantamweight title at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Out of those eye-catchy 50 wins, a stupendous 41 wins have arrived via T/KO. This itself is proof of Gonzalez’s in-ring brilliance and what he brings onto the table.

Needless to say, the 33-year-old is the best super flyweight in the current boxing era. Even after achieving so much, he’s shown no signs of slowing down. The Nicaragua fighter is only getting better with time.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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