Roman Gonzalez punishes Brian Viloria, forces late stoppage

Phil Jay 18/10/2015

WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez showed once again why there is so much buzz surrounding his career at the moment with a savage display against former world title holder Brian Viloria.

The big-punching Nicaraguan moved to 44-0 with a 38th early finish after dominating for the vast majority of the contest at New York’s Madison Square Garden on HBO PPV.

Gonzalez felt Viloria out for the first session, giving away the round on my card, but came back with a vengeance to drop the challenger for the first time in his career and was then on top and comfortable for the remainder of the encounter.

The 28 year-old teed off on several occasions, breaking Viloria down little by little until referee Beniy Esteves Jr was forced to step in to save ‘Hawaiian Punch’ from taking any more ferocious attacks.

Widely regarded as the natural successor to pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather, Gonzalez is on top of his game and may look to move up a further division to seek a contest against WBO champion Naoya Inoue.

‘Chocolatito’ is already a three-weight world title holder and facing off against Inoue would give Gonzalez the opportunity to bag a fourth weight crown and further cement his place among the elite of the sport.