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Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez Talks Representing Nicaragua

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Roman ’˜Chocolatito’ Gonzalez says he is ’˜proud to have represented Nicaragua with such dignity’ ’“ but still has plenty more to add to his legacy as he prepares to face Juan Francisco Estrada in a unification rematch at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night, live worldwide on DAZN.

‘When I fought Yaegashi, the question that all of Nicaragua had was ’˜Are you on the same level as Alexis Arguello?’’ stated Chocolatito. ‘I won that third title in Japan and then a fourth title came, where everybody was waiting expectantly to see if I’d win it. I trained a lot because it was one of my dreams. And then’¦ boom! I won the title and Nicaragua welcomed me like never before.”
‘I’m so proud to have represented my country with such dignity” Roman continued. “And well, I’m so happy for my parents, my family. And for Alexis, who was always there for me, teaching me the good things about this boxing world. I always respected all the orders Alexis gave me because he’s a three-time champion. It’s an honour. He was like my father. We were very close. Sometimes he invited me to his house, and I remember being at his house, eating and I got relaxed, and he dropped me off at my fight and that day was the first time that I got hit hard.”

Chocolatito on Being Scared

‘I was scared, but I got up and I knocked the guy out. But those are life experiences that I had with him where I learned. Because I think, I could have not gotten up after that punch. But due to the conditions, it made me get up again. Alexis was a very demanding person in the gym. And even in the fight.”
‘I consider myself a man who’s done the best that I could. I had difficult times growing up but, in the end, it worked out well. Life has taught me a lot of things, and I learned. And I feel and think that I’ve already conquered many things in boxing. What comes now with this title is just extra.”

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