Pound for pound star Roman Gonzalez is expecting a tough night’s work on the Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs undercard.
The Nicaraguan knows a successful defence of his WBC World Super-Flyweight Title against Thai Wisaksil Wangek will bring him one step closer to Floyd Mayweather’s 49-0 record.
Gonzalez makes a mandatory defence against Wangek, also known as Srisaket Sor Rungvisai at the ‘Mecca of Boxing’ Madison Square Garden on Saturday 18th March.
Chocolatito’s record currently stands at 46-0 which has propelled him to the top of many pound for pound lists during the past year.
Speaking at a press conference in his native homeland, the national icon revealed: "Sor Rungvisai is a fighter very tough fighter who wants my title. His fighting style suits me however I have to be careful because of his power.”
The 30 year old challenger has amassed 38 KO’s from his 41 victories and previously held the World title at stake in New York back in 2013-2014 before losing out to Carlos Cuadras on a technical decision.
Gonzalez is wary of a potential clash of heads given the southpaw’s history: “I have all the tools to beat him. He has power but not much else but I also have to watch for possible head-butts.”
The four weight World Champion has been training in Costa Rica in the build-up rather than joining Gennady Golovkin in California.
“Training in Costa Rica is very good for me. We had a great camp there for the McWilliams Arroyo fight. I’ve never liked the cold and right now it’s too cold in Big Bear!”
Carlos Cuadras will be keeping a keen eye on the fight with a potential rematch with either Gonzalez or Rungvisai in the offering.
“I have no problem giving Carlos Cuadras a rematch but right now my focus is on Sor Rungvisai. “I have the perfect game plan and on March 18 there will be no surprises,” concluded Chocolatito.
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