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Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez




SD 12
UD 12
KO 5


5' 3" / 160 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Orthodox (R)

Full record


Ranking @ Super Flyweight


The story

Born on June 17, 1987 in Managua, Nicaragua, Roman Gonzalez is an electrifying fighter with lightning-fast combinations and excellent punching power, particularly for a boxer his size. He made his professional debut just weeks after turning 18, knocking out Ramon Urbina in the second round on July 1, 2005. His fights all took place in his home of Nicaragua for the early portion of his career, as he built up a record of 14-0, collecting the WBA Fedecentro and Nicaraguan light flyweight titles, and then the WBA Fedelatin minimumweight title. Gonzalez had his first fight outside of Nicaragua on November 3, 2007 against Eriberto Gejon in Tokyo, Japan. Fans didn’t get to see him for long, but he did make an impression by scoring a beautiful first-round KO.

It wasn’t until his 17th fight that he saw the scorecards, winning a unanimous decision over Hiroshi Matsumoto after 10 rounds. On September 15, 2008, he got his first world title fight when he took on Yutaka Niida for the WBA minimumweight belt. He was far too much for his opponent to handle, winning in dominant fashion by fourth-round TKO. After multiple defenses of his title, Roman Gonzalez jumped up to light flyweight on October 24, 2010 to fight Francisco Rosas for the WBA interim title. He took the belt with a second-round KO. The WBA promoted him to its full champion in February of 2011, and he defended it three times by the end of that year.

With his strong performances in multiple weight classes and his high-level technical skills, Gonzalez started getting recognition as one of the world’s top pound-for-pound boxers. While he may not have had the biggest names, the fans who watched him appreciated his aggressive style that often led to a finish.

After several title defenses that brought his record up to 39-0, Roman Gonzalez made another jump in weight, going up to flyweight to fight Akira Yaegashi for the WBC, The Ring, and lineal belts. The fight took place on September 5, 2014, and it was another decisive victory for Gonzalez as he won by TKO in the ninth round. He defended those belts over the next year and a half, even getting a chance to showcase his talents at Madison Square Garden with a ninth-round TKO over Brian Viloria.

On September 10, 2016, he went up in weight again when he fought the 35-0-1 Carlos Cuadras for the WBC super flyweight title. It wound up being a close, fast-paced fight, with both boxers having their moments. In the end, though, Gonzalez won by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. With his victory, he made history by becoming Nicaragua’s first four-weight world champion, breaking the tie he had with his mentor and friend Alexis Arguello.

He had built up a 46-0 record, but he suffered his first loss in his next fight, dropping a majority decision to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. It was a stunning upset that many didn’t agree with. The judges scored it 114-112, 114-112, and 113-113 even though Roman Gonzalez landed more punches at a higher accuracy rate, and out landed his opponent in 10 out of 12 rounds.

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez profile

What is Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez's Record?

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez's record currently stands at 50 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws. Of those 50 wins he has stopped 41 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 82%. Of his 3 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 271 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 5.1 rounds on average.

What was Gonzalez's last fight?

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez's last fight took place against Juan Francisco Estrada's on 13th Mar 2021, in Dallas, United States. He split decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 10 months and 3 days ago.

How active is Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez?

Gonzalez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

Where is Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez From?

Gonzalez was born in Nicaragua.

How Old Is Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez?

The super flyweight is currently 34 years old. He was born on 17th June 1987, so he will turn 35 in 5 months and 1 day.

How long has Gonzalez been fighting?

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez made his professional debut in July 2005, so he has been a pro for 16 years and 6 months.

How good is Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez?

Gonzalez is currently ranked 2nd by the The Ring, 2nd by the WBC and 1st by the WBA at Super Flyweight.

How tall is Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez?

Gonzalez is 5' 3" (5 Foot and 3 inches) which is 160cm (1 meter and 60 centimeters).

What is Gonzalez's Reach?

His reach is 64.2 inches (64.2") which is 163 cm (1 meter and 63 centimeters).

What stance does Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez use?

Gonzalez fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez?

Some potential future fights for Gonzalez include Unified Bantamweight Champion Naoya Inoue, Kazuto Ioka, Jerwin Ancajas, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Joshua Franco.

What will be Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez's Next Fight?

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez is to face Juan Francisco Estrada next on Saturday 5th March 2022. The fight will take place at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States. The fight will be broadcast on DAZN Global in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.

How can I stream Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez's Fights?

In the UK you stream Gonzalez's fight against Estrada on DAZN UK.

In the US you can stream Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez fight via DAZN.

What are some recent Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez results?

Gonzalez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against Israel Gonzalez on 23rd October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Flyweight championship fight at Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

Previous to that, he had won against Kal Yafai on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Diomel Diocos on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Before that, he had defeated Moises Fuentes on 15th September 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Hehad been beaten by Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on 9th September 2017 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Super Flyweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.

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Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez's next fight

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When is Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez's Next Fight?

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez is to face Juan Francisco Estrada next on Saturday 5th March 2022. The fight will take place at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States. The fight will be broadcast on DAZN Global in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.

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