Chocolatito Aiming For Spot on Canelo-GGG Card
According to Carlos Blandon, manager of former four division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez could be in action on the May 5th rematch between WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and challenger Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Gonzalez is more motivated than ever after a disappointing 2017, after suffering his first career defeat to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in March and then got knocked out cold in four rounds in their fall rematch.
The boxer and his team are really hoping to get a slot on the Canelo-Golovkin card from a yet to be announced location.
In a story first reported by Boxing Scene, Blandon told them that “There is a possibility that Roman will fight in May as part of of Golovkin-Canelo.”
“[You] know the relationship that exists with our promoter, Teiken Promotions, and K2 Promotions. Tom Loeffler, the promoter of Gennady Golovkin, expressed interest to us to have Roman on that card. For us, it would be an honor to share the card with him (Golovkin), but nothing is confirmed. We are in negotiations, but it would not be a match for a title.”
Blandón confirmed that González got an invite to fight on the “Superfly 2” card, scheduled for February 24th at the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles, California. The headlining fight will be his 2017 rival Sor Rungvisai defending his WBC 115-pound title against Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada.
“We were invited to be a part of the Superfly 2 card a while ago. We are definitely interested in being there [to watch the show], but that will depend on the location of where we do the training camp. There is a possibility that it could be in California, and if that is the case it would be easier to attend. If the camp is done in Costa Rica then it could be a bit more difficult due to the fact that we would have to travel and we would already be focused (only) on the training. We are interested in the result of the fight between Estrada and Sor Rungvisai, but right now it is not the fight that we want,” Blandon clarified.
Original Story: Boxing Scene