Chocolatito is rolling. And he’s eyeing another weight class.

Roman Gonzalez, the Pound for Pound best boxer in the planet, will be moving up a couple of pounds for his next world title fight. As announced by K2 Promotions last Wednesday, Chocolatito will be challenging 115-pound champion Carlos Cuadras on September 10th at the Forum in Inglewood, California:

Chasing A Fourth Weight Class

Aside from being the Ring’s #1 Pound for Pound fighter, Gonzalez is currently the WBC, Lineal and Ring Flyweight champion.

Previously, Chocolatito held world titles in the minimum weight and light flyweight division. But having almost cleaned house in those three weight divisions, Gonzalez has decided to chase a fourth weight class and enhance his status as the best fighter in the planet.

Gonzalez is only the second boxing world champion from Nicaragua, with his mentor and idol Alexis Arguello as the other. He is unbeaten in 45 bouts and has an 84% KO ratio or a total of 38 wins by way of knockout.

After fighting mostly in Nicaragua, Mexico and Japan, Gonzalez made his first U.S. mainstream appearance in May of 2015, defeating former champion Edgar Sosa in two rounds at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Since then, Gonzalez has defended his flyweight titles two more times against former world champions Brian Viloria and McWilliams Arroyo, beating both ex-champs in dominating fashion.

First US TV Fight

Like Gonzalez, his opponent is a newcomer in the US market. Carlos Quadras will be making his second US appearance but this will be the first time that he will be fighting on a televised card and a big HBO event at that.

The 27-year old Mexican won the WBC Super Flyweight title by defeating Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in 2014. He has since defended the belt a total of six times.

Like Gonzazes, Cuadras in unbeaten  at 35-0 with 27 KOs but has one draw in his record. That solitary blemish happened during his first title defense against Jose Salgado. The bout ended in a technical draw after Cuadras was unable to continue following an accidental clash of heads in Round 4. Otherwise, Cuadras has been just as destructive as Chocolatito.

A former 2007 Pan American Games gold medalist, Cuadras is coming off an emphatic 8th round stoppage of FIlipino challenger Richie Mepranum last April 23rd. Gonzalez opened as a solid -600 favorite to dethrone his Mexican opponent who came at +400 in most sportsbooks.

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