Román “Chocolatito” González will make the first defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Flyweight Super Championship against Mexican Israel González at the event that Matchroom Boxing will organize this Friday night at the TV Azteca Gym, in Mexico City.
The veteran will reappear after eight months to expose his black and gold belt against a fierce rival and hungry for victory such as Israel “Jiga” González. The Nicaraguan champion comes from masterfully defeating Khalid Yafai on February 29th to snatch the title from him and return to the top among the 115-pound fighters.
The 33-year-old Roman had been trying to get a title since 2017, when he lost twice in a row against Thai Srisatek Rungvisai. He needed recovery time and three fights to achieve his goal, and now he does not plan to miss the opportunity in Mexico City.
Israel González, on the other hand, is a young fighter of only 23 years old, but with a respectable record and good experience against high-level rivals. He has fought in Monaco, the United States, Japan, among other places, so fighting at home is good news for his ambitions despite the fact that there will be no audience.
Both fighters are already in Mexico ready for all the promotional activities and for Thursday’s weigh-in ceremony. “Chocolatito” has a record of 49 wins, 2 losses and 41 KOs, while the challenger has 25 wins, 3 losses and 11 KOs.