Chocolatito Drops Out Of GGG-Martirosyan Card

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez was originally set to be in the co-headlining fight of the Gennady Golovking- Vanes Martirosyan event on May 5th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

It seems that will not come to pass, as Tom Loeffler explained to Boxing Scene last week.

“His manager, Carlos Blandon, sent us an email on Tuesday to myself and Mr.(Akihiro) Honda that because of the political unrest they weren’t able to complete the Visa and his passport.”

“The U.S. consulate is having issues down there. That was a last minute occurrence down there.”

Gonzalez last fought when he was knocked out in his rematch with WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in September.

Gonzalez spoke with media in his native Nicaragua, and claimed that he was not 100% confident that he’d be on the Golovkin-Martirosyan card, and considered possibly fighting in his home nation in the next few months.

Loeffler is uncertain what’s next for “Chocolatito.”

“I’m not sure, that will be between his manager and Mr. Honda. But he said something about wanting to fight in June maybe in Nicaragua but we’ll see. If the ‘Canelo’ (Saul Alvarez) fight happens with ‘Triple G’ it would be great to have him on that show in September.”

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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