World Boxing Council super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras is confident of his chances against Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in their upcoming fight on September 10 at the Forum in California.
Gonzalez, known as best pound-for-pound boxer in the world since Floyd Mayweather announced his retirement, is favored to win over Cuadras. Most analysts predict a knockout next week. But if there is one fighter who will be stopped, Cuadras said that it will be Gonzalez, not him.
Cuadras, who owns a 35-0-1 record with 27 knockout victories, predicted a stoppage win in his title defense. The 28-year-old thinks that Gonzalez does not belong to the super flyweight division. The Mexican boxing champion that facing a high-caliber fighter like Gonzalez came at a perfect time because he thinks he is at the peak of his career.
“It’s my time and I will win,” Cuadras said via BoxingScene. “Chocolatito is too small for super flyweight, so I’m sure I’ll surprise everyone. I have always been a natural 115-pounder and I’ll do the job.”
Gonzalez, who is the reigning WBC flyweight champion, owns a perfect 45-0 record with 38 knockout victories. He has dominated in the 112-pound division before deciding to move up in weight to face Cuadras.
Chocolatito is aiming to become the first Nicaraguan to win world titles in four different weight classes. The 29-year-old, who is coming off a unanimous decision win over McWilliams Arroyo in April, knows that it will not be easy.
He is still confident of his chances but he is not in the mood to trade verbal jabs with Cuadras. Instead, Gonzalez said that he will just let his fist do the talking in the September 10 bout, which will be take place before the Gennady Golovkin-Kell Brook bout.
“Cuadras talks a lot, but I don’t take it personally,” Gonzalez said via Boxing News Online. “If that’s what he has to do to pump himself up, it’s no problem for me. I’ll be ready to fight on September 10th.”