Gonzalez-Rosas presser

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Gonzalez-Rosas presser

Gonzalez-Rosas presser

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Gonzalez-Rosas presser

A deluxe show featuring five competitive bouts will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on this coming Sunday WBA 105-pound titlist, unbeaten KO artist Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (26-0, 22 KOs), Nicaragua, will move up and face Mexican banger Francisco Rosas (21-7-2, 12 KOs) in a quest for the interim WBA 108-pound belt in their grudge fight. Former WBA super-feather ruler Jorge Linares (29-1, 18 KOs), a Japan-based Venezuelan, will take on ex-champ Jesus Chavez (44-7, 30 KOs), a Mexican veteran, in his second comebacking bout. Unbeaten Japanese 140-pound titlist Yoshihiro Kamegai (16-0, 14 KOs), nicknamed “Maestrito”, will participate in his test match with ex-WBA lightweight boss Jose Alfaro (24-6-1NC, 21 KOs) over ten. Up-and-coming southpaw hard-puncher, WBA#8 Japanese bantam champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (12-0-2, 8 KOs) will square off against WBA#14 Jose Silveira (11-2, 4 KOs) at 119 pounds over ten.

This great card is presented by Hall-of-Famer Akihiko Honda of Teiken Promotions to entertain the audience at the Ryogoku Sumo Arena and TV watchers that will see the program titled “WOW FES” (Festival of WOWOW cable television, a Japanese version of HBO or Showtime).

Funny enough is that Francisco Rosas appears much more confident than his conqueror Roman Gonzalez in their first encounter, where the Nicaraguan barely kept his WBA 105-pound throne via majority verdict in Mexico in February of the previous year. “I’ll knock him out to win the belt,” says the eloquent Mexican Rosas who has been back to his legitimate 108-pound category. Gonzalez, however, isn’t a big talker as usual, since he makes it a rule to display what he wishes to say inside the squared circle


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