Gonzalez vs Inoue Info
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez will face the challenge of Naoya Inoue in Late 2020 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 would be defending WBA Super World Super Flyweight Championship for the first time. He was promoted from a secondary belt in March 2020. He has held this belt for a total of 202 days (6 months and 18 days).
Gonzalez vs Inoue stats
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez would step into the ring with a record of 49 wins and 2 loses, 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 19 wins, with 16 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest that Gonzalez and Inoue have similar power, both with a 84% knock out percentage.
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez is the older man by 6 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 32 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 7 years and 3 months earlier than Inoue, who’s first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 140 more professional rounds, 247 to Inoue's 107.
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING in the 115lb division.
Gonzalez vs Inoue form
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat 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 beat Diomel Diocos on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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 StubHub Center, 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.
Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat 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.
Previous to that, he had beat 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Before that, he had 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.
He had defeated Yoan Boyeaux on 30th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa.
In terms of recent activity, Naoya Inoue has been fighting more than Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez.
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez last fought 6 months and 22 days ago, while Naoya Inoue's last outing was 10 months and 13 days ago.
Gonzalez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 11 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.