Chocolatito to face Carlos Cuadras in September
- Updated: July 15, 2016
The No. 1 fighter in the world, Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, will move up in weight for his next fight when he takes on Carlos Cuadras for the super flyweight championship on Saturday, September 10 from the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, California, as announced by K2 Promotions today.
“I’ve very happy to challenge Carlos Cuadras for a world title in my fourth weight class. It’s an honor to return to fight at the Forum in front of the great Los Angeles fight fans,” said Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KO).
“Thanks very much to God, K2 Promotions, Mr. Honda and HBO for making this happen.”
The HBO televised World Championship Boxing event will be an international co-headliner as the No. 2 consensus fighter in the world, Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin will defend his middleweight titles against Kell Brook earlier that day in London.
Cuadras, (35-0-1, 27 KO’s) hails from Mexico City. The 27 year old will be making his seventh defense of his WBC title in what will also mark his first HBO fight and his first fight to take place in Southern California.
“I wish to thank HBO, K2 Promotions, Mr. Honda and everyone responsible for making this fight. I am excited to fight in the United States for the first time on HBO and at the legendary Forum in front of the great boxing fans in California.”
Gonzalez’s co-promoter Tom Loeffler brings back his fighter for the third time to the newly renovated Forum in Los Angeles, where the Nicuruguan last fought in front of a sold out crowd of 16,353 in his decision victory against McWilliams Arroyo in April this year.
“We’re very excited to bring Roman back to the Fabulous Forum in his first main event at the famed venue,” Loeffler.
“Roman has proven with each fight why he is considered to be the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world… Challenging an undefeated champion in his fourth weight class will be a great test for Roman and this battle against Cuadras will provide the non-stop action fans have come to expect at his fights.”