Gonzalez faces Rungvisai on GGG v Jacobs, closes in on Mayweather / Marciano record

Chris Farina

Roman Gonzalez has the opportunity to improve his startling record to 47-0 on March 18 when the talented four-weight world champion battles Srikaset Sor Rungvisai (Wisaksil Wangek) in New York.

The 29 year-old was linked to a return with Carlos Cuadras following their tough battle last September, although Gonzalez will be required to rematch the Mexican should he be victorious against Srikaset.

Gonzalez is riding high in the pound for pound ratings after ploughing through the weight divisions claiming titles along the way, whilst the Nicaraguan will once again feature on the same bill as Gennady Golovkin.

The two world rulers are becoming a main double-act feature for promoters K2 on HBO as Gonzalez and Golovkin fight it out between them to dethrone light-heavyweight king Andre Ward as the best fighter on the planet.

Opponent Srikaset, 30, is a former holder of the WBC strap currently in the possession of Gonzalez, having lost his title ironically to Cuadras via eighth round technical decision in May of 2014.

Since then, Rungvisai has won fourteen straight bouts early against mediocre opposition and will be hoping to end any hopes Gonzalez has of overhauling retired superstar Mayweather’s 49-0 record shared with the legendary Rocky Marciano.

Also featuring on the card is WBO cruiserweight title holder Oleksandr Usyk. The Ukrainian brute is yet to confirm who will be in the opposite corner for what will be his Madison Square Garden debut as Usyk continues to build his brand Stateside.