Alvarez: Chocolatito Go Back To 112lbs
Former world champion Rosendo Alvarez feels former pound for pound fighter, Roman Gonzalez, who is on a two fight losing streak.
Gonzalez lost both of his fights to now WBC super flyweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. In the first bout held in March, many thought that Gonzalez had won, but lost in a controversial twelve round decision. In the rematch a few months later, Gonzalez was knocked out cold in four rounds.
Gonzalez, who captured four divisional world titles, is planning to stay at 115-pounds, and targeting for a chance to fight WBA super flyweight world champion Kal Yafai.
Alvarez, in an interview with ESPN Deportes says that Gonzalez needs to go back to 112 pounds, instead of staying at 115 or even moving up to 118 pounds as Gonzalez once suggested he’d do.
“We are hurt because ‘Chocolatito’ was the face of Nicaragua and he had proved to be a consistent fighter, he had already been beating a lot of good fighters in the 112 pound division, but at 115 I see that he has a lot of difficulty, his punch is not the same, they hurt him too much and the opponents are taller and stronger than him… he is giving away weight, personally he has already made history.”
“But if he wants to win another title he should go back to 112 pounds, after that he should retire, he did what he had to do, he is fighting since 8 years old, he he took a lot of punches… he is only human. I think he should already look to go to 112, sacrifice to get down, find a good team, a good coach and go to 112 pounds, look for that title and retire. Going to 118 is too dangerous. They redhyrate to 134, 135-pounds and he doesn’t have the body to take a punch at 118.”