Belts on The Line
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Who won Gonzalez vs Gonzalez?
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez beat Israel Gonzalez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 23rd October 2020 at Mexico City in Distrito Federal.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 117-111, 118-110 in favor of winner Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA super flyweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Juan Francisco Estrada beating Carlos Cuadras for the WBC World Super Flyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Julio Cesar Martinez beat Moises Calleros for the WBC World Flyweight belt.
Gonzalez vs Gonzalez stats
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez stepped into the ring with a record of 49 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 41 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Israel Gonzalez made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Gonzalez had a massive power advantage over Gonzalez, boosting at 84% knock out percentage over Gonzalez's 44%.
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez was the older man by 9 years, at 35 years old.
Gonzalez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Gonzalez. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez & Israel Gonzalez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gonzalez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 9 years and 4 months earlier than Gonzalez, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 88 more professional rounds, 295 to Gonzalez's 207.
Israel Gonzalez was ranked number 3 by the WBA in the 115lb division.
Gonzalez vs Gonzalez form
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had won against Diomel Diocos on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Moises Fuentes on 15th September 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had 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.
He had lost to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on 18th March 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Flyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Gonzalez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Gonzalez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.3 rounds on average.
What time did Gonzalez vs Gonzalez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 2:00 AM UTC at Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, which was 10:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Gonzalez vs Gonzalez?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.
What were the odds on Gonzalez vs Gonzalez?
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Israel Gonzalez made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.