The Nicaraguan Román ‘Chocolatito’ González, former world champion, assured this Sunday that he is in “excellent” form to face the Mexican Juan Francisco ‘Gallo’ Estrada on December 3.
“I’m ready. The work was done in the gym and I am in excellent condition for that fight.”said the 35-year-old, who will fight for the World Boxing Council super flyweight title.
González, one of the great small division boxers to date this century, He will play his third fight against Estrada, whom he defeated in November 2011 and with whom he lost in March 2021.
Referring to his rival, the boxer from Managua highlighted: “He is a tremendous champion already made, he has his own, many qualities. He is a dangerous rival. You have to respect him, that’s why I’ve had a good camp”.
González gave little importance to comments from retired and active boxers who see him as the winner in the fight held at the Gila River Arena, in Glendale, Arizona (USA).
“I don’t think about that, about who comes out as the favourite. I train very hard, I run, I do my job. That’s my part,” she indicated.
Although he is approaching 20 years as a professional, a time in which he exhibits a balance of 51 wins, 41 by knockout, with three losses, González defends the idea of being humble and maintaining the mentality of always improving yourself.
“You never stop learning, I’m super good, the important thing is to be healthy, I am and I’m motivated. It’s going to be a nice fight,” he added.
In his carrer, ‘Chocolatito’ has only lost once with Estrada and twice in 2017 with the Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Referring to the Asian, he accepted that if there was one more lawsuit with him, he would like to celebrate it, but he indicated that he does not think about it.
Estrada, with 43 wins, 28 on the fast track, and three losses, will try to confirm that he remains in force as one of the best boxers in the super flyweight category.
The fight will be one of the most anticipated of the year because it is about two fighters with a long way to go who are trying to show that they have few consequences of the passage of time.
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