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Gonzalez defends WBC flyweight title

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua beat Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines with a technical knockout Saturday in the first defense of his WBC flyweight title. Gonzalez sent Fuentes to the canvas with a combination in the sixth round and the referee stopped the bout. Gonzalez, who captured the title in September with a ninth-round TKO of Akira Yaegashi in Tokyo, improved...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Roman Gonzalez vs Juan Francisco Estrada II: 5 Things to know about the potential superfight

There are few fights out there in boxing right now that could rival a rematch between Roman Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada. These two flyweights have to get on their tiptoes merely to stand adjacent to their heavier peers in gaining even a shred of the mainstream recognition their careers and skills deserve. We so often hear cries of neglected superfights, but now boxing has...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyweight fury: Roman Gonzalez & Juan Francisco Estrada win; rematch next?

Roman Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada won their respective matches this weekend, paving the way for a rematch. Here's a rundown of the results from the Gonzalez vs. Yaegashi and Estrada vs. Segura matches. Roman Gonzalez TKO9 Akira Yaegashi Nicaraguan power puncher Roman Gonzalez furthered his burgeoning reputation as one of boxing’s pound for pound best with a sensational...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Juan Francisco Estrada Devastates Giovani Segura, Roman Gonzalez Rematch Please

The flyweight division’s stellar run of late has been marked by its parity, but after this weekend there are now two clear top 112 pounders: Newly-crowned king Roman Gonzalez, who on Friday stopped Akira Yaegashi, and Juan Francisco Estrada, who on Saturday halted Giovani Segura. Estrada-Segura started sloppily enough, which you might have thought could benefit the sloppy Segura...
Via Bloguin Best
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Roman Gonzalez Takes Flyweight Championship From Akira Yaegashi In Tough, High-Class Bout

Akira Yaegashi showed the spirit of a champion to even get in the ring with Roman Gonzalez. And he fought with championship mettle Friday before his home crowd in Japan. But Gonzalez is the true, lineal flyweight champion now, the king of the best division in boxing, and we should be talking about him as perhaps one of the five best fighters in the world. Larger offensive fighters...
Via The Queensbury Rules
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Fights, Little Men: Previews And Predictions For Yaegashi Vs. Gonzalez, Estrada Vs. Segura

By every measurement save one, this should be among the most highly anticipated boxing weekends of 2014. No, not because of Showtime’s showcase tripleheader, obviously. The real high-level action is taking place far up the television dial in the United States, or else nowhere to be found at all. That’s because the men who are providing this high-level action fall short in the...
Via Bloguin Best
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Akira Yaegashi vs Roman Gonzalez preview & prediction

Fight Pick & Preview - Yaegashi vs Gonzalez: As this week ends, a flyweight storm will just be beginning as Japan's  Akira Yaegashi (20-3,10 KOs) takes on Nicaraguan big-hitter Roman Gonzalez (39-0, 33 KOs), our #4 pound for pound fighter in the world. Both men have won titles in two weight divisions, with Yaegashi picking belts up at minimum and flyweight, Gonzalez at minimum...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Roman Gonzalez, Adrien Broner And Giovani Segura

Hope you’ve enjoyed the last couple of more or less boxing-less weeks, because the sport is back with a vengeance this weekend. Indeed, it might be the single best weekend of the year so far, and it’s all down to the little guys, with a pair of flyweight bouts set to shake up that division and potentially crown a new lineal champion. There are also a whole bunch of less-jaw-dropping...
Via Bloguin Best
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Akira Yaegashi, Roman Gonzalez Sign For Super-Awesome Fight

One of the best match-ups in boxing is now booked, so if you’re a snob about the smaller weight classes, time to get over it. Lineal flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi and pound-for-pound talent Roman Gonzalez are going to fight in September (a notion in the works for a while). That’s plenty good, right there, that sentence. We’re talking about the king of perhaps the best division...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

With Roman Gonzalez parting from promoter, will we see him in bigger fights?

Last week former minimumweight and light flyweight world beltholder, and #4 pound for pound fighter, Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, parted ways with promotional outfit Prodesa. The reasoning behind the decision was unclear, but it would appear that Gonzalez has freed himself up for fights with fellow world class opposition down the line. It is amazing to consider...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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