Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fabulous Forum / Los Angeles, CA

Roman Gonzalez

(45-0-0, 38 KOs) VS.

Carlos Cuadras

(35-0-1, 27 KOs)

HBO Broadcast: pm ET | International Time: 02:00 GMT
Available HD

Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, (45-0-0, 38 KOs) will move up one weight class and challenge undefeated WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos "Principe" Cuadras, (35-0-1, 27 KO's) on Saturday, September 10 from the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.

On May 16, 2015, Nicaraguan native Roman Gonzalez stopped former World Champion Edgar Sosa in his debut at the Fabulous Forum. Fighting in front of a sold-out Madison Square Garden crowd on October 17, 2015, Gonzalez was brilliant in his 9th round stoppage of 4-time World Champion Brian Viloria. Most recently Gonzalez fought for the 2nd time at the Fabulous Forum, dominating world ranked McWilliams Arroyo to a 12-round unanimous decision.

Fighting in Mexico City, the 27-year-old Cuadras became a World Champion in 2014 with an 8th round stoppage of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, earning the currently held WBC Super Flyweight World Title. Cuadras has successfully defended the title six times Most recently Cuadras stopped world ranked Richie Mepranum in the eighth round in Los Mochis, Mexico on April 23, 2016.

"I'm 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," Gonzalez said of the upcoming bout.

Cuadras commented, "I am excited to fight in the United States for the first time...Roman Gonzalez is a great champion and I have a lot of respect for him. I will prepare myself to be in the best condition of my boxing career to defend my WBC belt."


Yoshihiro Kamegai Sapporo, JP (26-3-2, 23 KOs)


Jesus Soto Karass

Los Mochis, MX (28-10-4, 18 KOs)



Ryan Martin Chattanooga, TN (15-0-0, 9 KOs)


Cesar Villarraga

Bogota, CO (9-1-0, 4 KOs)