Pound-For-Pound top 5 fighter, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0, 38 KO’S) and WBC Super Flyweight Champion Carlos “El Principe” Cuadras, (35-0-1, 27 KO’s) continued their busy media schedule on Monday just five days prior to their highly anticipated battle on Saturday, September 10 at The Fabulous Forum and telecast live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In a very jovial mood, Gonzalez and his team including his trainer Arnulfo Obando and manager Carlos Blandon, met with a large contingent of media who have flown in from Nicaragua in advance of the country’s most popular athlete’s quest for a fourth divisional world title. The fight will be telecast LIVE in Nicaragua on Channel 4 for it’s population of over 6,000,000 to watch.
Cuadras visited the ESPN Los Angeles studios for the A Los Golpes TV show taping where he was given lessons for beating Gonzalez by Boxing Legend Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez
“I loved training in Big Bear for this fight. Coach Abel and “GGG” were very welcoming, it was very calm there and we were able to work very well in peace.”
“With my training in Big Bear for the first time, I feel that I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been. I want to continue training there in the future.”
“I know Carlos says a lot about my nickname but on Saturday night he will feel the fists of Chocolate.”
“I never think about losing, the only way I can lose is if somebody truly beats me, I won’t beat myself and I won’t overlook anyone.”
“I need to throw combinations and keep him off-guard to win the fight.”
“This fight is for all my people in Nicaragua and especially dedicated to my mentor, the great Alexis Arguello.”
“I don’t think about other fights or how high I can move up. I just focus on Saturday night against Cuadras.”
Carlos “El Principe” Blandon
“I’m very excited to be fighting at The Fabulous Forum, it has such a long history of great fights and champions battling there, especially in the lower weight classes.”
“I feel a great deal of pride in defending my belt for the Mexican people. I’m sure there will be a lot of Mexican boxing fans for me as well as a great deal of Nicaraguan fans for Roman.”
“This was my first time meeting Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., right away he wanted to give me pointers for Saturday night.”
“He throws multiple combinations but I’m too big and strong for him.”
“I like being a world champion and I plan on staying that way on Saturday night.”
“Doesn’t matter to me, knockout or decision, I will win.”
Photos/Courtesy K2 Promotions
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September 5 2016