Román González (boxer)
González in 2014
|Real name||Román Alberto González Luna|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (160 cm)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
June 17, 1987 |
|Wins by KO||38|
Román Alberto González Luna (born June 17, 1987), best known as Román "Chocolatito" González, is a Nicaraguan professional boxer. He is the first boxer from Nicaragua to win world titles in four weight classes, having surpassed his mentor, idol, and former three-weight world champion, the late Alexis Argüello. González's accomplishments include four championship reigns: the WBA minimumweight title from 2008 to 2010; the WBA light flyweight title from 2011 to 2013; the WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal flyweight titles from 2014 to 2016; and the WBC super flyweight title from 2016 to 2017. From September 2015 to March 2017, he was also ranked by The Ring as the best boxer in the world, pound for pound.
- 1 Professional career
- 1.1 Early career
- 1.2 WBA minimumweight champion
- 1.3 WBA light flyweight champion
- 1.4 Flyweight
- 1.5 WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight champion
- 1.6 Super flyweight
- 2 Professional boxing record
- 3 Personal life
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Dubbed "El Chocolatito", an 18 year old González turned pro in the Minimumweight/Light Flyweight divisions in 2005. In his debut, he fought at the Pharaohs Casino in Managua, Nicaragua against 23 year old Ramon Urbina (0-1, 0 KOs) in a scheduled 4 round fight. González won via knockout in round 2. In his 9th professional fight, González, who had won his first 8 pro fights all by knockout, challenged Oscar Murillo (11-10, 8 KOs) for the vacant Nicaraguan and vacant WBA Fedecentro light flyweight titles. González won via a 1st round knockout. González won his first 16 fights all by way of knockout, before meeting Hiroshi Matsumoto (17-7-4, 8 KOs) at the Bunka Gym in Yokohama, Japan on January 14, 2008. The fight went the full 10 round as González picked up the win via unanimous decision (100-90 twice, 98-92).
WBA minimumweight champion
González vs. Niida
González challenged the WBA world minimumweight champion Yutaka Niida (23-1-3, 9 KOs) in Yokohama, Japan and scored a technical knockout to win the title in 58 seconds of the fourth round on September 15, 2008. González was ahead on all three judges scorecards at the time of stoppage (30-27, 3 times).
After winning the WBA title, González made his debut at flyweight on December 13, 2008 where he stopped Miguel Tellez (18-11, 6 KOs) in the 3rd of a 10-round bout.
González vs. Rosas
He went back to minimumweight on February 28, 2009 to defend his world crown against Francisco Rosas (20-5-2, 12 KOs) which he won by majority decision (116-112, 115-113 & 114-114). This was González's first time fighting in Mexico.
González vs. Takayama
In July 2009, González defended his World title at the World Memorial Hall in Japan against Katsunari Takayama (23-3, 9 KOs). After 12 rounds, the three judges all scored it 118-110 for González. In January 2010, González knocked out Ivan Meneses (14-5-1, 8 KOs) in round 3, before the fight was stopped in round 4 to retain his world title.
WBA light flyweight champion
After vacating his minimumweight title, González moved up light flyweight and defeated Jesus Limones (10-1-1, 4 KOs) via 2nd TKO.
González vs. Rosas
A 23 year old González won the vacant WBA Interim Light Flyweight Title against Mexican Francisco Rosas (21-7-2, 12 KOs) in Tokyo on October 24, 2010. This was the second time they fought, having previously fought a minimumweight. González won by KO in the second round. Rosas was knocked down three times in this fight. González said after his first fight against Francisco Rosas that he had to fight being ill with severe stomach disorders, and that was the reason why he looked so sluggish and tired. González was promoted to full champion in February 2011.
González was victorious over Mexican boxers, Manuel Vargas (30-7-1, 15 KOs) via unanimous decicion (119-109, 116-112 twice) and Omar Salado (22-3-2, 13 KOs) via round 7 TKO respectively in March and July, both in Mexico, he retained the title.
González vs. Soto
In his third defense, fighting for the first time at the Marquee Ballroom in MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2011, González knocked out Omar Soto (22-8-2, 15 KOs) with his right straight, left uppercut combinations 36 seconds of the 2nd round. Soto weighed in at 111lb, which is above the weight limit.
On April 28, 2012 González defended his WBA World light flyweight title against Ramon Garcia Hirales (16-3-1, 9 KOs) at the Fairplex in Pinomona, California. The fight ended as the count was waived by referee Raul Caiz Jr, after Garcia was knocked down twice in the 4th round. González was ahead 30-27 on all three judges scorecards at the time of stoppage.
González moved up to Flyweight on October 6, 2012 fighting undefeated 23 year old Stiven Monterrosa (9-0-2, 8 KOs) at the Hotel Holiday Inn in Managua, Nicaragua. Monterrosa was knocked down in rounds 1 and 2.
González vs. Estrada
On 17 November 12, 2012, González defeated 22 year old Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada (26-1, 20 KOs) at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in an entertaining unanimous decision. This was the second time González was fighting in California and the third time in the United States. The judges scored it (118-110, 116-112 twice) all in favour for González. On May 25, González stopped Colombian Ronald Barrera (30-11-2, 18 KOs) in five rounds at Polideportivo España, Managua, Nicaragua. Referee Onofre Ramirez stopped the fight in round 5 after Barrera was knocked down.
On September 21, 2013 he defeated Francisco Rodríguez, Jr. by TKO in the 7th round. He then defeated Mexicans Oscar Blanquet, Juan Kantun and Philippine Juan Purisima, taking his professional record to 39-0, with 33 wins coming by way of knockout.
WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight champion
González vs. Yaegashi
González defeated Akira Yaegashi (20-3, 10 KOs) via ninth-round TKO on September 5, 2014 at the Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan to win the WBC, The Ring and lineal flyweight titles, becoming a boxing triple champion. Yaegashi was knocked down in rounds 3 and 9. Referee Michael Griffin stopped the fight after a final uppercut to Yaegashi. At the time of stoppage the three judges had the fight (80-71 & 79-72 twice) in favour of González.
González retained the titles against Rocky Fuentes on November 22, 2014 via sixth-round TKO. González fought Valentin Leon in a non-title bout on February 28, 2015, González won via a 3rd round TKO.
González defeated Mexico's Edgar Sosa (51-8, 30 KOs) at The Forum, in Inglewood, California on HBO World Championship Boxing via a 2nd round TKO. Sosa was down 3 times in round 2. Sosa made no effort to try to get up after the third knockdown. González earned a career high $200,000 against Sosa.
González vs. Viloria
González defeated 34 year old American Brian Viloria (36-4, 22 KO's) at Madison Square Garden in New York City via a 9th round TKO to retain his World titles on October 17 on the undercard of a middleweight unification bout between Golovkin vs. Lemieux. In round 9, González landed a wide-open right hand that snapped Viloria's head to the side, after taking further a beating, referee Benjy Esteves Jr. stepped in and stopped the fight at 2 minutes, 52 seconds. According to CompuBox, González landed 335 of 805 punches (42 percent), and Viloria was limited to landing only 186 of 594 (31 percent). González was ahead on all 3 judges scorecards (78-73 twice, 79-72) before the knockdown and also knocked Viloria down in the 3rd round. With the win, González moved to 14-0 in world title bouts. González earned a $250,000 purse.
González vs. Arroyo
González defeated 30 year old Puerto Rican McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KOs) on April 23, 2016 at The Forum, Inglewood, California on a co-feature of World Middlewight title bout between Gennady Golovkin and Dominic Wade. González won via unanimous decision ending his ten-fight stoppage streak. Judges scored the bout (120-108) and (119-109) twice. González landed 360 of 1,132 (32%) total punches while Arroyo landed 193 of 711 (27%) of his total punches. González earned a-then career high $300,000 purse for this fight.
González vs. Cuadras
K2 Promotions announced on July 14, González will move up to 115 pounds to challenge Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs) for his WBC Super Flyweight title on September 10, 2016 at The Forum in Inglewood in a bid to become Nicaragua's first ever 4-weight world champion. The fight was part of a HBO split-site telecast on which K2 stablemate and unified middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin defeated welterweight titlist Kell Brook at the O2 Arena in London. That night, HBO had live coverage of Cuadras-González along with a replay of Golovkin-Brook.
In what was considered a close fight by many, González defeated Cuadras via 12 round unanimous decision to become the WBC super flyweight champion. This was the first time González headlined a card and drew a crowd of 6,714, which was considered a hit. The three judges scored the bout 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113, all in favour of González. Combined, both fighters threw over 1,000 punches, with González getting the better of Cuadras. González was guaranteed a $400,000 purse for the fight, his highest ever. After the win, González made history by becoming the first fighter in the history of Nicaragua to capture four titles in four weight divisions, something his mentor Alexis Arguello failed to do twice during his career.
González vacated his WBC Flyweight meaning he would be keeping the WBC super flyweight title and continue fighting in the 115 division.
Death of Arnulfo Obando
On November 8, 2016 González's long time trainer Arnulfo Obando was hospitalized after suffering a stroke earlier in the week and it was said that he was in serious condition. Upon arriving at the hospital, he was declared brain dead and his family was called to his bedside. On November 11, the WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed in a statement that Obando had died at the age of 53. It was also said that González would take a break from boxing. On January 24, 2017 González started his training camp and announced that his father, Luis González would be his head trainer.
González vs. Sor Rungvisai
In December 2016, at the 54th WBC Convention, president Mauricio Sulaiman announced that a rematch would take place between González and Cuadras for the WBC title in March 2017. The winner of the rematch will need to fight WBC #2 mandatory and WBC silver champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KOs), who also goes by the name of Wisaksil Wangek. González stated he hasn't agreed to a rematch or signed any contracts for a rematch to take place as he is not obligated to do so. González also spoke about the purse offered to him for a rematch, "The HBO people are offering me very low money, so I can not accept that fight. I've been struggling to get a good purse, because we are the world's number one pound for pound." It was reported that González was looking for a purse of around $1 million.
On January 5, González's manager Carlos Blandon said that an opponent would be announced in ten days. A day later, due to González not being obliged to give Cuadras a rematch, Sulaimán said in conference, Rungvisai will get a chance to fight González next. The fight was officially announced on January 7 and serve as the co-feature for Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2017. Coming into the fight Rungvisai had lost just once since 2010, which came to Cuadras in 2014 via technical decision.
On fight night, González was knocked down in round 1 following a body shot and went on to lose his first professional fight as well as the WBC super flyweight title via majority decision. Waleska Roldan scored the fight 113-113 even, whilst Glenn Feldman and Julie Lederman scored it the same 114-112, 114-112 in favor of Rungvisai. ESPN scored the bout wide 117-109 in favor of González. Many boos were heard around the arena filled with 19,939. In round 3, González suffered a cut over his right eye, via an accidental clash of heads. The cut was maintained by his corner throughout the fight, but still flowed on the side of his face. Rungvisai lost a point in round 6 due to another clash of heads. After the decision was read out, González made his way towards the locker room. He told a reporter through a translator that he thought he won the match, and wanted an immediate rematch, "I thought I won the fight. I want an immediate rematch. I want to get my title back." Compubox stats showed González landed 441 of his 1,013 thrown (44%), whilst Rungvisai landed 284 of 940 (30%). González out landed Rungvisai in 10 rounds. He also set a super flyweight record for landing 372 power shots. González earned a career high $500,000 whilst Rungvisai earned $75,000.
González vs. Sor Rungvisai II
K2 director Tom Loeffler spoke on March 31 how González would sought after a rematch with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. On April 4, 2017 the WBC ordered a direct rematch to take place between González and Rungvisai. The winner between the two in the first fight was primitively due to fight mandatory challenger Carlos Cuadras, however due to the direct rematch, the WBC ordered Cuadras to fight the next available contender, former unified flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada for the WBC Interim title. The winner of both fights would then fight each other. WBC rationalized this with the following statement,
“Rules regarding accidental head butts were not used, but most importantly, considering the public demand to witness once again a great match between these two great fighters, the WBC has granted the request.”
Loeffler confirmed a date in the fall of 2017 would be considered and a venue will be discussed with representatives of Rungvisai.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|47 fights||46 wins||1 loss|
|47||Loss||46–1||Srisaket Sor Rungvisai||MD||12||Mar 18, 2017||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||Lost WBC super flyweight title|
|46||Win||46–0||Carlos Cuadras||UD||12||Sep 10, 2016||The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.||Won WBC super flyweight title|
|45||Win||45–0||McWilliams Arroyo||UD||12||Apr 23, 2016||The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.||Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles|
|44||Win||44–0||Brian Viloria||TKO||9 (12), 2:53||Oct 17, 2015||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles|
|43||Win||43–0||Édgar Sosa||TKO||2 (12), 2:37||May 16, 2015||The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.||Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles|
|42||Win||42–0||Valentin Leon||TKO||3 (10), 2:27||Feb 28, 2015||Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua, Nicaragua|
|41||Win||41–0||Rocky Fuentes||TKO||6 (12), 2:11||Nov 22, 2014||International Swimming Pool, Yokohama, Japan||Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles|
|40||Win||40–0||Akira Yaegashi||TKO||9 (12), 2:24||Sep 5, 2014||Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan||Won WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles|
|39||Win||39–0||Juan Purisima||TKO||3 (8), 1:20||Apr 6, 2014||Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan|
|38||Win||38–0||Juan Kantun||TKO||6 (10), 1:01||Feb 15, 2014||Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Mexico|
|37||Win||37–0||Oscar Blanquet||TKO||2 (10), 0:27||Nov 10, 2013||Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan|
|36||Win||36–0||Francisco Rodríguez Jr.||TKO||7 (10), 1:10||Sep 21, 2013||Crowne Plaza, Managua, Nicaragua|
|35||Win||35–0||Ronald Barrera||TKO||5 (10), 2:42||May 25, 2013||Polideportivo España, Managua, Nicaragua|
|34||Win||34–0||Juan Francisco Estrada||UD||12||Nov 17, 2012||Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Retained WBA light flyweight title|
|33||Win||33–0||Stiven Monterrosa||TKO||3 (10), 2:27||Oct 6, 2012||Holiday Inn, Managua, Nicaragua|
|32||Win||32–0||Ramón García Hirales||KO||4 (12), 2:09||Apr 28, 2012||Fairplex, Pomona, California, U.S.||Retained WBA light flyweight title|
|31||Win||31–0||Manuel Jiménez||KO||1 (10), 2:58||Mar 17, 2012||Palenque de Gallos, Culiacán, Mexico|
|30||Win||30–0||Omar Soto||KO||2 (12), 0:36||Oct 1, 2011||MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA light flyweight title|
|29||Win||29–0||Omar Salado||TKO||7 (12), 0:48||Jul 16, 2011||Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Mexico||Retained WBA light flyweight title|
|28||Win||28–0||Manuel Vargas||UD||12||Mar 19, 2011||Plaza San Diego, Cholula, Mexico||Retained WBA light flyweight title|
|27||Win||27–0||Francisco Rosas||KO||2 (12), 1:38||Oct 24, 2010||Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan||Won vacant WBA interim light flyweight title|
|26||Win||26–0||Jesus Limones||TKO||2 (10), 0:25||Sep 3, 2010||Hotel Camino Real, Managua, Nicaragua|
|25||Win||25–0||Ivan Meneses||TKO||4 (12), 3:02||Jan 30, 2010||Auditorio Siglo XXI, Puebla City, Mexico||Retained WBA minimumweight title|
|24||Win||24–0||Katsunari Takayama||UD||12||Jul 14, 2009||World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan||Retained WBA minimumweight title|
|23||Win||23–0||Francisco Rosas||MD||12||Feb 28, 2009||Auditorio Guelaguetza, Oaxaca City, Mexico||Retained WBA minimumweight title|
|22||Win||22–0||Miguel Tellez||TKO||3 (10), 0:10||Dec 13, 2008||Gimnasio Alexis Argüello, Managua, Nicaragua|
|21||Win||21–0||Yutaka Niida||TKO||4 (12), 1:59||Sep 15, 2008||Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan||Won WBA minimumweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Abraham Irias||TKO||2 (8), 1:02||Jul 12, 2008||Universidad, Managua, Nicaragua|
|19||Win||19–0||Juan Francisco Centeno||KO||3 (10)||Jun 13, 2008||Hotel Camino Real, Managua, Nicaragua|
|18||Win||18–0||Javier Murillo||UD||10||Feb 29, 2008||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|17||Win||17–0||Hiroshi Matsumoto||UD||10||Jan 14, 2008||Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan|
|16||Win||16–0||Javier Tello||KO||2 (10), 1:48||Dec 14, 2007||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|15||Win||15–0||Eriberto Gejon||KO||1 (10), 1:09||Nov 3, 2007||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|14||Win||14–0||Miguel Tellez||KO||3 (10)||Jul 13, 2007||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua||Retained Nicaraguan light flyweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||José Luis Varela||KO||1 (10), 2:28||May 12, 2007||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin minimumweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Vicente Hernandez||TKO||2 (10)||Mar 30, 2007||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua||Retained WBA Fedecentro light flyweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Elvis Romero||KO||1 (8)||Feb 16, 2007||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|10||Win||10–0||Juan Francisco Centeno||TKO||7 (10)||Dec 15, 2006||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua||Retained WBA Fedecentro light flyweight title|
|9||Win||9–0||Oscar Murillo||KO||1 (10)||Oct 6, 2006||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua||Won vacant WBA Fedecentro and Nicaraguan light flyweight titles|
|8||Win||8–0||Francisco Meza||KO||2 (8)||Sep 1, 2006||Gimnasio de la Universidad, Managua, Nicaragua|
|7||Win||7–0||Francisco Meza||RTD||6 (10), 0:10||Mar 31, 2006||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|6||Win||6–0||Jose Martinez||KO||2 (8)||Mar 3, 2006||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|5||Win||5–0||Roberto Meza||TKO||1 (8), 2:18||Jan 20, 2006||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|4||Win||4–0||Eddy Castro||KO||3 (6)||Oct 15, 2005||Gimnasio Alexis Argüello, Managua, Nicaragua|
|3||Win||3–0||David Centeno||KO||1 (4)||Sep 30, 2005||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|2||Win||2–0||Nicolas Mercado||KO||1 (4)||Aug 19, 2005||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|1||Win||1–0||Ramon Urbina||KO||2 (4)||Jul 1, 2005||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua||Professional debut|
González is divorced, has two children and lives in Managua, Nicaragua. He has stated that although he fights for honour and glory, the main reason is to provide for his family. He is a practicing Christian and a publicly open supporter of the FSLN political group in Nicaragua.
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- Official website
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- Román González profile at Cyber Boxing Zone
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byJose Jimenez
|WBA Fedecentro light flyweight champion
October 6, 2006 – May 2007
Title next held byCarlos Tamara
Title last held byJuan Francisco Centeno
|Nicaraguan light flyweight champion
October 6, 2006 – December 2011
Title next held byFelix Alvarado
Title last held byCarlos Melo
|WBA Fedelatin minimumweight champion
May 12, 2007 – September 15, 2008
Won world title
Title next held byLuis Alberto Rios
|World boxing titles|
|WBA minimumweight champion
September 15, 2008 – November 2010
Title next held byKwanthai Sithmorseng
Title last held byJuan Carlos Reveco
|WBA light flyweight champion
October 24, 2010 – February 4, 2011
Title next held byJosé Alfredo Rodríguez
|WBA light flyweight champion
February 4, 2011 – November 30, 2012
Title next held byKazuto Ioka
Title last held byGiovanni Segura
|WBA light flyweight champion
November 30, 2012 – January 14, 2014
|WBC flyweight champion
September 5, 2014 – September 29, 2016
Title next held byJuan Hernandez Navarrete
|The Ring flyweight champion
September 5, 2014 – September 29, 2016
|Lineal flyweight champion
September 5, 2014 – September 29, 2016
|WBC super flyweight champion
September 10, 2016 – March 18, 2017
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
|Honorary boxing titles|
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
|The Ring Pound for Pound #1 boxer
September 12, 2015 – March 18, 2017