Pound for pound boost awaits 39-0 Roman Gonzalez on September 5
Nicaraguan knockout-artist Roman Gonzalez puts his exceptional record on the line when ‘Chocolatito’ challenges Akira Yaegashi for the WBC flyweight title in Japan on September 5.
The 27 year-old former minimumweight and light-flyweight champion, is handed the chance to become a three-weight world title holder against Yaegashi, who has made three successful defences of his title thus far.
At present, Gonzalez is ranked number 21 in the WBN P4P Top 50, although victory in the fall will certainly push the talented puncher towards the ten best fighters in the world – and the fighter has no doubts in his ability to do it.
“Yaegashi knows he will have a real tough fight with me,” said Gonzalez as the fight was officially rubberstamped.
“He’s a fighter who hits hard and I had the chance to see him fighting in Japan, but I’m fully confident that the title is coming back to Nicaragua with me!”
“Hideyuki Ohashi, who is the President of Ohashi Boxing Gym and chairman of the Professional Boxing Association in Japan, also announced the defence of WBC light-flyweight champion, Naoya “Monster” Inoue (6-0, 5 KOs), who will put his title on the line for the first time against Samartlek Kokietgym (16-4, 5 KOs) from Thailand.
Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay for tweets of upcoming news on WBN