Summer 2021
Potentially

Forum, Inglewood, United States

Potential contest
@ Super Flyweight
50-3-0
20-0-0

The tape

33
Age
28
5' 3" / 160 cm
Height
5' 5" / 164 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

SD 12UD 12TKO 9TKO 2KO 5
Form
TKO 7UD 12KO 2KO 1TKO 1
50
Wins
20
41
By KO
17
82
KO%
85
3
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2012
271
Pro rounds
114

Current rankings @ Super Flyweight

2
The Ring
-
1
WBA
-
2
WBC
-
4
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez vs Naoya Inoue preview

When is Gonzalez vs Inoue?

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez could face the challenge of Naoya Inoue in Summer 2021 at Forum in Inglewood.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

Gonzalez vs Inoue stats

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez would step into the ring with a record of 50 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 41 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Naoya Inoue would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Inoue would have a slight advantage in power over Gonzalez, with a 85% knock out percentage over Gonzalez's 82%.

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez is the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.

Inoue has a height advantage of 2 inches over Gonzalez. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Both Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez & Naoya Inoue fight out of an orthodox stance.

Gonzalez is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 33 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 7 years and 3 months earlier than Inoue, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 157 more professional rounds, 271 to Inoue's 114.

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 2 by the RING at super flyweight.

Gonzalez vs Inoue form

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

In his last fight, he Juan Francisco Estrada on 13th March 2021 by split decision in their WBC World Super Flyweight and WBA Super World Super Flyweight championship fight at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Israel Gonzalez on 23rd October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Flyweight championship fight at Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

Going into that 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.

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

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

Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Jason Moloney on 31st October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Nonito Donaire on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Emmanuel Rodriguez on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Bantamweight, WBA World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had beat Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Hehad won against Jamie McDonnell on 25th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez has been fighting more than Naoya Inoue.

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez last fought 1 month and 28 days ago, while Naoya Inoue's last outing was 6 months and 10 days ago.

Gonzalez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Gonzalez vs Inoue?

Naoya Inoue is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez if you fancy the incredible upset.

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