September 2, 2016
September 2, 2016
Roman Gonzalez

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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 September 24 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.