The best boxer in the world fights on Saturday night. You should watch. Roman Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs), the soft-spoken, diminutive Nicaraguan is going up in weight to challenge, arguably, the most dangerous fighter in the super flyweight division, WBC champion Carlos “El Principe” Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs).
Before they could face each other in the ring, they had to first step on the scales and make weight before tomorrow’s championship match. “Chocolatito, as Gonzalez is affectionally known, playing the role challenger for a change, weighed in at 114.6. The champion, Cuadras, tipped the scales two tenths higher at 114.8.
In pursuit of his fourth divisional title, Gonzalez, the pound-for-pound king, will face a stiff challenge against a champion that hasn’t seemed the slightest bit vulnerable, yet alone completely beatable, in over a half-decade. Some would argue that it has been longer than that.