As Roman Gonzalez continues to be linked to a potential super-flyweight challenge against Carlos Cuadras, the current WBC flyweight king has made it clear to WBN that a move up the divisions is planned at some point.
Gonzalez, widely recognized as the best active fighter on the planet, has put together a standout 45-0 record with 38 stoppages. He has formed a knockout TV network partnership with middleweight star Gennady Golovkin.
‘Chocolatito’ has shared HBO’s top billing with ‘GGG’ for his last three successful title defenses. In the process, he was gaining a mass of new fans, alongside a fearsome reputation as one of the hardest hitters in the sport – pound for pound.
What’s next for Roman Gonzalez?
So what’s the next step for Gonzalez?
WBN caught up with the Nicaraguan hardman to find out. Beginning by asking the 29 year-old about the chances of a 115-pound contest shortly.
“I would love to move up to super flyweight to try and conquer a fourth world title for God, my country, family, team, and fans. But I still do not know when. I am ready,” Gonzalez told World Boxing News.
“I believe in boxing. You have to burn your weight classes naturally. I will train, and if my body lets me move up. If my team believes it is okay, we will discuss the topic.”
Quizzed on how many more weight classes may be possible for the already three-weight world champion, Gonzalez added: “I really do not know how many. Only God knows.
“It is a true blessing for me that God gave me this talent. With his help – and my family, I have been able to be recognized and help others through boxing. I thank God every day.”
Rocky Marciano and Floyd Mayweather record
In just four fights, Gonzalez could equal the current undefeated retirement record of greats Rocky Marciano and Floyd Mayweather – which stands at 49-0.
At the same time, the Managua man has plenty of time on his hands to surpass them both.
“I believe Marciano is a legend but have not seen many of his fights. Mayweather, to me, is the most intelligent boxer ever. But I do not box to break records,” he explained.
“I box to help my family. The only thing I hope for every day is for God to give me the strength to keep breathing and to box.”
With the lower weight classes booming with the likes of Guillermo Rigondeaux and Vasyl Lomachenko. Both of them made the transition from legendary amateurs to world-class professionals.
WBN concluded by asking Gonzalez if he can ever envisage a day when he shares the ring opposite either fighter.
“They are both great fighters. I admire Rigo much more since I have seen more fights. But I have never considered fighting them,” stated Gonzalez.