Carlos Blandon, the Manager and Attorney of Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez, is confirming that a third fight against Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada will happen in December, and it`ll be the decider in their trilogy.
Carlos and Roman attended the Martes a Cafe WBC Press Conference in brand new The Jab Gym in Mexico City. In an interview Carlos stressed: “Definitely, everything has been agreed upon concerning all the contractual obligations, so the fight with Estrada is scheduled for December. The trilogy/the rubber match. We`re all greatly looking forward to it. We know that Gallo wants a tune up fight and we understand that, because we absolutely want the very best Gallo Estrada to confront Roman. We just want him to be careful.”
So what does Chocolatito have to do to put the third fight beyond doubt and beyond the reach of Gallo? Carlos Blandon responds: “I think a KO would be very impressive if it comes. I think Roman has all the qualities to look for a knockout. But we`re looking to win the fight. And I know Roman is going to prepare himself the same way he did for their second fight, which we saw him winning and this upcoming fight, to be even more precise in everything that he can do.”
Carlos says that Chocolatito still has a lot in the tank and retains a diversity of talent to offer, insisting: “Only God can tell us how long Roman will be in the sport. The fact that he doesn`t have any vices helps him a lot and he`s in great physical condition. I think there`s a lot more we can do. There are unification bouts that we`re interested in. Also we would love to win the one hundred and eighteen pounds division. Definitely, he`s doing everything to be at the top of his game, the Martinez fight was excellent, and he`s ready to give a couple more years and a couple more fights, to add to his already legendary curriculum.”
Chocolatio looking a little heavy jowled and attired more like a banker than a boxer remembered his masterclass against Julio Cesar “Rey” Martinez fondly saying: “It was a very beautiful fight, in which I did a lot of good work. He`s a great young fighter with a lot of potential and he has the capability of doing a lot more.”
The result of fight two against Gallo still rankles with Chocolatito but he praises Estrada as a talented and brave opponent, saying now the aim is to advance to number three and to win it. Roman says that his idol Alexis Arguello helped trained him and he learned so much from him leading him to championships and he wants to end his career by winning championships in five divisions.
“I don`t drink, I don`t smoke and I feel great in training camp. You have to work much more than others in boxing if you want more. Experience, defensive qualities and really hard work. These are important keys.”