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Román González (boxer)

Román González
Real name Román Alberto González Luna
Nickname(s) El Chocolatito
Rated at Minimumweight
Light Flyweight
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Nationality Nicaraguan
Born (1987-06-17) 17 June 1987
Managua, Nicaragua
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 44
Wins 44
Wins by KO 38
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

Román Alberto González Luna (June 17, 1987) is an undefeated Nicaraguan professional boxer who is the current WBC and The Ring Flyweight champion, as well as the former WBA Light Flyweight and WBA Minimumweight champion, respectively. Along with his idol and former mentor, Nicaraguan great Alexis Arguello, he is a three-weight world champion, them being the only two in Nicaragua's history. Gonzalez is currently ranked as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world in The Ring (magazine) Pound for pound and ESPN boxing listings.[1]


Dubbed "El Chocolatito", he turned pro in the Minimumweight/Light Flyweight divisions in 2005.

He challenged the WBA world minimumweight champion Yutaka Niida in Yokohama, Japan and scored a technical knockout to win the title in 58 seconds of the fourth round on September 15, 2008.

After winning the WBA title, González made his debut as flyweight on December 13, 2008 where he stopped Miguel Tellez in the 3rd of a 10-round bout. He went back to minimumweight on February 28, 2009 to defend his world crown against Francisco Rosas which he won by majority decision.

González won his second title defense on July 14, 2009 by unanimous decision over Katsunari Takayama. After vacating his minimumweight title, he won the vacant WBA Interim Light Flyweight Title against Francisco Rosas in Tokyo on October 24, 2010 (In this second fight against Francisco Rosas, Chocolatito wins by KO in the second round. He 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), and was promoted to full champion in February 2011 (This).[2] He was victorious over Mexican boxers, Manuel Vargas[3] and Omar Salado,[4] respectively in March and July, both in Mexico, he retained the title.

In his third defense at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2011, González knocked out Omar Soto with his right straight, left uppercut combinations 36 seconds of the 2nd round.[5]

On March 17, 2012 Roman faced Manuel Jimenez at Sinaloa, Mexico, defeating Jimenez via 1st round KO.

On April 28, 2012 Roman defended his WBA World light flyweight title against Ramon Garcia Hirales at Pomona, California. The fight ended as the count was waived by referee Raul Caiz Jr, after Garcia was knocked down twice in the 4th round.

On May 25, Gonzalez stopped Ronald Barrera in five rounds at Polideportivo España, Managua, Nicaragua.

On 17 November 12, 2012, Gonzalez defeated Juan Francisco Estrada at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in an entertaining unanimous decision.

On September 21, 2013 he defeated Francisco Rodríguez, Jr. by TKO in the 7th round. He then defeated Oscar Blanquet, Juan Kantun and Juan Purisima, taking his professional record to 39-0.[6]

González defeated Akira Yaegashi via ninth-round TKO on September 5, 2014 to win the WBC and The Ring Flyweight titles, becoming a boxing triple champion.[7] González retained the titles against Rocky Fuentes on November 22, 2014 via sixth-round TKO.[8]

Gonzalez defeated Mexico's Edgar Sosa at The Forum (Inglewood, California) on HBO World Championship Boxing via a 2nd round TKO.

Personal life

González is managed by Carlos Blandon Vidaurre, and is promoted by Japan's Teiken Promotions.[9]

González 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.[10][11]

Professional record

44 Wins (38 knockouts, 6 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 44–0 Brian Viloria TKO 9 (12), 2:53 2015-10-17 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Retained WBC and The Ring Flyweight titles.
Win 43–0 Édgar Sosa TKO 2 (12), 2:37 2015-05-16 The Forum, Inglewood, California Retained WBC and The Ring Flyweight titles.
Win 42–0 Valentin Leon TKO 3 (10), 2:27 2015-02-28 Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua
Win 41–0 Rocky Fuentes TKO 6 (12), 2:11 2014-11-22 International Swimming Pool, Yokohama, Kanagawa Retained WBC and The Ring Flyweight titles.
Win 40–0 Akira Yaegashi TKO 9 (12), 2:24 2014-09-05 Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium, Tokyo Won WBC and The Ring Flyweight titles.
Win 39–0 Juan Purisima TKO 3 (8), 1:20 2014-04-06 Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo
Win 38–0 Juan Kantun TKO 6 (10), 1:01 2014-02-15 Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas
Win 37–0 Oscar Blanquet TKO 2 (10), 0:27 2013-11-10 Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo
Win 36–0 Francisco Rodríguez, Jr. TKO 7 (10), 1:10 2013-09-21 Crowne Plaza, Managua
Win 35–0 Ronald Barrera TKO 5 (10), 2:42 2013-05-25 Polideportivo España, Managua
Win 34–0 Juan Francisco Estrada UD 12 2012-11-17 Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Retained WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 33–0 Stiven Monterrosa TKO 3 (10), 2:27 2012-10-06 Hotel Holiday Inn, Managua
Win 32–0 Ramón García Hirales KO 4 (12), 2:09 2012-04-28 Fairplex, Pomona, California Retained WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 31–0 Manuel Jiménez KO 1 (10), 2:58 2012-03-17 Palenque de Gallos, Culiacán, Sinaloa
Win 30–0 Omar Soto KO 2 (12), 0:36 2011-10-01 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 29–0 Omar Salado TKO 7 (12), 0:48 2011-07-16 Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Quintana Roo Retained WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 28–0 Manuel Vargas UD 12 2011-03-19 Plaza San Diego, Cholula, Puebla Retained WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 27–0 Francisco Rosas KO 2 (12), 1:38 2010-10-24 Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo Won Interim WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 26–0 Jesus Limones TKO 2 (10), 0:25 2010-09-03 Hotel Camino Real, Managua
Win 25–0 Ivan Meneses TKO 4 (12) 2010-01-30 Auditorio Siglo XXI, Puebla, Puebla Retained WBA World Minimumweight title.
Win 24–0 Katsunari Takayama UD 12 2009-07-14 World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyōgo Retained WBA World Minimumweight title.
Win 23–0 Francisco Rosas MD 12 2009-02-28 Auditorio Guelaguetza, Oaxaca, Oaxaca Retained WBA World Minimumweight title.
Win 22–0 Miguel Tellez TKO 3 (10), 0:10 2008-12-13 Gimansio Alexis Arguello, Managua
Win 21–0 Yutaka Niida TKO 4 (12), 1:59 2008-09-15 Pacifico, Yokohama, Kanagawa Won WBA World Minimumweight title.
Win 20–0 Abraham Irias TKO 2 (8), 1:02 2008-07-12 Universidad de Managua, Managua
Win 19–0 Juan Francisco Centeno KO 3 (10) 2008-06-13 Hotel Camino Real, Managua
Win 18–0 Javier Murillo UD 10 2008-02-29 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 17–0 Hiroshi Matsumoto UD 10 2008-01-14 Bunka Gym, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Win 16–0 Javier Tello KO 2 (10), 1:48 2007-12-14 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 15–0 Eriberto Gejon KO 1 (10), 1:09 2007-11-03 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 14–0 Miguel Tellez KO 3 (10) 2007-07-13 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Retained Nicaraguan Light Flyweight title.
Win 13–0 José Luis Varela KO 1 (10), 2:28 2007-05-12 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Won vacant WBA Fedelatin Minimumweight title.
Win 12–0 Vicente Hernandez TKO 2 (10) 2007-03-30 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Retained WBA Fedecentro Light Flyweight title.
Win 11–0 Elvis Romero KO 1 (8) 2007-02-16 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 10–0 Juan Francisco Centeno TKO 7 (10) 2006-12-15 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Retained WBA Fedecentro Light Flyweight title.
Win 9–0 Oscar Murillo KO 1 (10) 2006-10-06 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Won vacant WBA Fedecentro and vacant Nicaraguan Light Flyweight titles.
Win 8–0 Francisco Meza KO 2 (8) 2006-09-01 Gimnasio de la UdeM, Managua
Win 7–0 Francisco Meza RTD 6 (10), 0:10 2006-03-31 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 6–0 Jose Martinez KO 2 (8) 2006-03-03 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 5–0 Roberto Meza TKO 1 (8), 2:18 2006-01-20 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 4–0 Eddy Castro KO 3 (6) 2005-10-15 Gimansio Alexis Arguello, Managua
Win 3–0 David Centeno KO 1 (6) 2005-09-30 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 2–0 Nicolas Mercado KO 1 (4) 2005-08-19 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 1–0 Ramon Urbina KO 2 (4) 2005-07-01 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Professional Debut.

See also


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  6. ^ Nicaragüense Roman González gana al mexicano Francisco Rodríguez en boxeo(Spanish)
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External links

  • Official Website
  • Professional boxing record for Román González from BoxRec
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
The Ring Pound-for-Pound #1 Boxer
September 12, 2015 – present
Preceded by
Yutaka Niida
WBA Minimumweight Champion
September 15, 2008 – October 8, 2010
Title next held by
Kwanthai Sithmorseng
Title last held by
Juan Carlos Reveco
WBA Light Flyweight Champion
Interim Title

October 24, 2010 – February 4, 2011
Title next held by
José Alfredo Rodríguez
Preceded by
Juan Carlos Reveco
WBA Light Flyweight Champion
February 4, 2011 – November 30, 2012
Title next held by
Kazuto Ioka
Title last held by
Giovani Segura
WBA Light Flyweight Champion
Super Title

November 30, 2012 – January 14, 2014
Preceded by
Akira Yaegashi
WBC Flyweight Champion
September 5, 2014 – present
The Ring Flyweight Champion
September 5, 2014 – present
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