Roman Gonzalez Says Every Fighter Who Was Able to Withstand His Punch Became a World Champion

Published 03/12/2021, 5:00 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 Gonzalez is all set to headline the main event on Saturday night against Juan Estrada. The pair will fight for the unified super-flyweight belts, thus looking to trace the pathway of the undisputed championship ahead. Moreover, this will be the second time Gonzalez and Estrada will touch gloves with each other inside the squared circle.

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Ahead of the fight, ‘Chocolatito’ was in a chat alongside Matchroom Boxing, unveiling his anticipation for this fight.

“I feel that every fight I’ve faced who’s been able to withstand my punch, have become world champions, and that’s what happened with ‘El Gallo’ (Estrada). Now, he’s one of the best at 115 lbs and he’s the WBC champion. And he’s a guy who’s gotten stronger.”

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“Same as me, same as many other champions. And here we are, really happy that we’re going to put up a great fight,” he said.

Estrada and Gonzalez fought way back in 2012 for the WBA light flyweight title. ‘Chocolatito’ won this fight with a unanimous decision after he traded substantial punches with ‘El Gallo’ for 12-rounds.

However, both of them were substantially young then and lacked the experience they possess today. Gonzalez acknowledged the same and lauded Juan Estrada for the progress he’s made over the years.

‘Chocolatito’ seemed thrilled to confront a more polished version of ‘El Gallo’ in this rematch, which has higher stakes than the original.

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Can Roman Gonzalez produce the same results in this rematch?

The Nicaragua pugilist is one of the highly experienced boxers in the 115-pound weight class. He has a whopping 50 wins to his name alongside 2 losses. Moreover, he walks into every fight as a favorite and gives a sublime performance.

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DISTRITO FEDERAL, MEXICO – SEPTIEMBRE 6: Juan Francisco Estrada en festejo con cinturon de campeon, durante la funcion del Doble Campeonato Mundial en la Arena Ciudad de Mexico, el 5 de Septiembre del 2014 en el Distrito Federal. (Foto: Manuel Velasquez/JAM MEDIA)

However, it won’t be so easy for Gonzalez to produce an encore of his first fight, as his opponent will have evolved and will be hungry to get level.

The duo showcases vast skill sets in their arsenal and has the audacity to overpower each other at any point of the fight. This is principally why the two have propelled themselves to cosmic stardom.

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No matter who wins or loses, this battle will truly go down as one for the ages. Who will you be rooting for in this enthralling contest?

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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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