In front of a massive crowd of media in Mexico City yesterday, World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Flyweight Champion ROMAN “Chocolatito” GONZALEZ and former world champion and #2 ranked challenger EDGAR SOSA held court to discuss their upcoming showdown set for Saturday, May 16 at the Forum and Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
GONZALEZ vs. SOSA is the highly anticipated co-feature to the World Middleweight Championship between Boxing Superstar, WBA/IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and #2 ranked contender WILLIE MONROE JR.
Here’s what they had to say:
“It’s an honor to be in Mexico City for this press conference. I’ve started training in Managua and camp is going very well.”
“I’m very proud to be fighting at such a legendary venue as the Forum on the same
show as one of my favorite fighters’, Gennady Golovkin.
“The Forum is special to me as my idol Alexis Arguello fought there and defended his world title.”
“I know Edgar very well, he’s a gentleman and a true warrior, and on May 16th we plan on stealing the show.”
“Thank you to the all of the media for coming today, this is an outstanding turnout.
“I’ve been a world champion before and I’m ready to win the title again on May 16th
“This fight will be a war and the fans will be the real winners.”
“Many Mexican fighters have won world titles at The Forum and I plan on being the next.”
Fighting out of Managua, Nicaragua, the 27-year-old Gonzalez, long a favorite among hardcore boxing fans, has compiled a record of 42-0-0 with 36 knockouts over his ten-year career.
Currently the holder of the World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Flyweight Title, Gonzalez is riding a seven-bout knockout streak, most recently stopping Valentin Leon in the third round on February 28 in Managua, Nicaragua.
The former WBC Junior Flyweight World Champion, Sosa enters the contest against Gonzalez with a record of 51-8-0, having won a 10-round shutout unanimous decision over Carlos Melo on November 8, 2014 in Petionville, Haiti.
Among the top victories on the 35-year-old Sosa’s ledger are wins over Brian Viloria, Giovanni Segura, Ulises Solis, Omar Soto and Sonny Boy Jaro.
Advance tickets are now on sale priced at $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, are now on-sale through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office.
Golovkin vs. Monroe is presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and the Forum.
The Gonzalez-Sosa bout is presented by K2 Promotions and Teiken Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions.