SOME dare to be great. Some simply are. Tonight in Southern California, Roman Gonzalez, once again proved why he is the greatest fighter in the world. Affectionately known as “Chocolatito, the Nicaraguan sensation moved up in weight and snatched the WBC World super flyweight title from the previously unbeaten, Carlos “Principe” Cuadras. The official scores read 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113, all in favor of Gonzalez.
Gonzalez’s victory marked the fourth weight class conquered by the pound for pound king and surpassed the milestone perviously set by his mentor and father figure, the late, great Alexis Arguello. In the early eighties, the Nicaraguan three-dvision world champion failed in his two attempts to win the light welterweight title against his rival, Aaron Pryor.
“It was a great fight, Thank god, everything turned out well,” said Gonzalez. “It was a very difficult fight. I knew that we would both arrive in good condition. It was the most difficult fight I’ve ever had. I’ve never fought at this weight before but the important thing is that we won the fight. I’m always thinking about my family and my children and they gave me the strength to continue.”