Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez v Julio Cesar Martinez
Via Colin Cowdery: Roman Gonzalez (50-3 41 Ko’s) is arguably one of the most notable minorweight boxers of his time, being the first boxer from Nicaragua to win the World Championships in the four lowest weight divisions. He brought our interest into the smaller weight categories.
Roman Gonzalez has a tough test ahead of him, even though he’s 34 now and we can see a boxer in decline – I doubt it because smaller fighters tend to sell high more in this sport.
The Romans’ final match was a long-awaited rematch against Juan Francisco Estrada, where he won the first and then lost the second by split points in a highly competitive match. The decision was controversial, with many observers and experts believing that Chocolatito did enough to get him to raise his hand.
The only other two losses on his résumé were against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, he entered the first match 46-0 and lost by majority decision, which also sparked controversy. . In the immediate rematch, he was knocked down in the fourth round.
Since these losses, Gonzalez has won 4 (3 Ko’s) in a row including a win in 2020 against the capable and well-judged Kal Yafai by a 9th round knockout.
With these performances, it seems like there’s still more to Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez.
Julio Cesar Martinez (18-1 14 KO’s, 2NC’s) is a tough and durable opponent that has all the ingredients you need to make a great fight. Most of Julio’s battles were against the Mexicans.
He defeated British rivals Andrew Selby and Jay Harris and knocked out Charlie Edwards before the match was changed to no-competition for a body blow while Edwards was already lying on the ring.
His last fight was also a non-fight against McWilliams Arroyo, both fighters were knocked down in the first round and then Mcwilliams Arroyo was knocked out in the second round but it was called a no-match. due to a random clash of ends.
Martinez is currently ranked 1st in flyweight and has been given the opportunity in upperweight to prove himself against a previous No 1 p4p fighter.
Julio Cesar Martinez also missed the weight on both attempts, possibly looking for an advantage against Chocolatito.
Julio Cesar Matinez’s final fight made me wonder if he was in this fight or if being knocked out in the first round of his uncontested fight with McWilliams Arroyo was merely the end. results of weight loss – we’ll probably see a more improvement than Martinez.
The pair are scheduled to enter the ring around 11:30pm/4:30am. EST/GMT, possibly earlier depending on the undercard and Eddie Hearn’s DAZN is the home of this fight.
Martinez’s knockdown in his final game early is a big concern and that’s why my prediction is as follows.
My prediction: Roman Gonzalez by Ko/Tko.
For additional value: Ko’s Roman Gonzalez for June 1.