Gonzalez talks P4P status, Golovkin training and super-flyweight move
Pound for pound star Roman Gonzalez is enjoying his recent training stint alongside Gennady Golovkin at Big Bear as the Nicaraguan nears his eye-catching battle opposite WBC super-flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras on September 10.
Gonzalez, undefeated and a world title holder in three separate weight classes, aims for a fourth at The Fabulous Forum next month and is looking forward to another appearance topping the bill on HBO.
“It’s a blessing to be up here, running with Gennady in the morning, he’s a great person,” said Gonzalez.
“My weight is not a problem, moving up to super flyweight, the extra three pounds helps me.
“Cuadras talks a lot, but I don’t take it personally. If that’s what he has to do to pump himself up, it’s no problem for me. I’ll be ready to fight on September 10th.
“Just this fight is my focus, I’m not thinking about any other fights in the future, Cuadras is an undefeated world champion who I respect greatly. It’s a very tough fight for me.
“Thanks to God for allowing me to fight on HBO and to be named the #1 Pound-For-Pound Fighter, I never dreamed this would happen,” he added.
A win for Gonzalez would almost certainly mean the 29 year-old would leave behind his WBC flyweight crown and push towards more of the bigger names at 115 and possibly even the 118 bantamweight limit.