Posts Tagged ‘#CarlosCuadras’

Image result for roman gonzalez vs srisaket sor rungvisai 2This past Saturday night September 9th 2017, Roman “Chocolatito”  Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KO’s) looked to get revenge against Srisaket Sor Rungivsai (44-4-1, 40 KO’s) to avenge his highly questionable loss in their first meeting.  It was a sad night for Chocolatito, as he would come up short yet again against the fighter that handed him his first loss, but this time it was a whole lot worst.  In their first meeting, Gonzalez was completely robbed in the 12 round decision.  He outlander Sor Rungvisai by about 150 punches, and somehow was handed the loss in a majority decision.  I’m not exactly sure how its even possible to lose a fight when you out land your opponent by that much, but lets just say that the judges got it wrong.  Could it have been because the head butts bloodied Gonzalez so much that he looked completely beat up?  Or was it more of a question of foul play on the judges part?  Chalk it up to whatever you want, this second fight should have never taken place, simply because Gonzalez should have won the first one.

Chocolatito looked defeated even before the opening bell in the rematch.  This was a classic case of an undefeated fighter completely losing his confidence after being handed his first loss.  The fireworks began in the first round, as the ultra confident Sor Rungvisai came out throwing that deadly left hook of his.  Gonzalez was completely gun shy as a head butt occurred almost immedialty.  Gonzalez looked done in the corner after the first round, looking like he just didn’t want to be there.  Choclatito started throwing more in the second round and looked like he was getting into a rhythm, but Sor Rungvisai’s continual onslaught put Gonzalez back into his shell.  In the 4th round, Sor Rungvisai landed a monster right hook that put Gonzalez down with still over 2 minutes left in the round.  Gonzalez would get up, but not for long.  Another monster right hook later in the round would put Chocolatito down for good.

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Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2, 25 KO’s) also defeated Carlos Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 KO’s) in an awesome back and forth fight that should be considered a fight of the year candidate.  Estrada is now the mandatory contender for Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.  Estrada lost the first 5 round of the fight, but settled in and took the second half.  He even knocked Cuadras down in the 10th, and got the narrow decision.  Naoya Inoue (14-0, 12 KO’s) also made his American debut as he easily defeated Antonio Nieves (17-2, 9 KO’s).  Inoue won every second of this fight with his piston like jab and hellacious body shots.  After the 6th there was no reason for Nieves to continue getting beat down, so his corner stopped the fight.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Image result for gonzalez vs cuadrasOn Saturday night, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KO’s) defeated Carlos “The Prince” Cuadras (35-1-1, 27 KO’s) via unanimous decision, to capture the WBC Super featherweight title.  This was a championship in a 4th weight class for Gonzalez, which passes his mentor Alexis Arguello.  This was a fight for the ages, with non stop action, and by Chocolatito’s own admission, the toughest fight of his career.  He even said that it was a harder fight then when he fought Juan Francisco Estrada, which was a banger.

Cadres looked very good at times, and gave Gonzalez a run for his money no doubt, but Chocolatito proved to be just too much for Cadres to handle in the end.  The first half of the fight was all Roman Gonzalez.  I gave Cadres the first round, but by a very slim margin.  Chocoaltito dominated the whole first half, cutting off the ring effectively, and banging Cadres with huge shots.  Gonzalez usually takes a round or two to warm up, but he was on his motor from the opening bell.  Perhaps slightly intimidated by the bigger man, he felt a sense of urgency to put him away early.  In the second half, Cuadras began building confidence, probably surprised that he was still in it, and began putting together combinations, and wearing Gonzalez down a bit.  Gonzalez looked almost discouraged, but woke up again in the 12th round, and went right back to beating down his opponent.  The final tallies were 117-111, 116-112, &115-113, all in favor of Roman Gonzalez.  He captures the WBC Super Flyweight title, and hands Cuadras his first loss.

Kamegai Defeats Soto Karass

The first time they fought, it ended with a draw.  Both men thought they won and were not happy.   This was a chance for redemption for one of them, and boy did he get it.  Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-2, 23 KO’s) defeated Jesus Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KO’s) via TKO 8th round.  Kamegai hurt Soto Karass to the body badly in the first round, and it looked as if Soto Karass never really recovered.  Kamegai invested a lot to the body in the first half, and it paid off.  He finally knocked Soto Karass down in the 8th with a vicious left hook to the liver, but he would get up.  Kamegai would bang him to the head and body for the rest of the round, and Soto Karass would not come out for the ninth.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night September 10th 2016, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KO’s) moves up to Super Flyweight to take on WBC champion Carlos “The Prince” Cadres (35-0-1, 27 KO’s).  The fight will take place at The Forum in Inglewood California, and be live on HBO Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, it will be a rematch between Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-2, 23 KO’s) and Jesus Soto Karass (28-10-4, 18 KO’s) in a 10 round Junior Middleweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

CARLOS CUADRAS

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-Record:  35 – 0 – 1, 27 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Super Flyweight

-Height:  5′ 4″

-Reach:  66″

-Notable Fights

  • Wisaksil Wangek  —  Win, Technical Decision, 5/31/14.  (Won WBC Super Flyweight title)
  • Luis Concepcion  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 4/4/15.

 

ROMAN GONZALEZ

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-Record:  45 – 0 – 0, 38 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Flyweight

-Height:  5′ 3″

-Reach:  64″

-Notable Fights

  • Juan Francisco Estrada  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/17/12.
  • Akira Yaegashi  —  Win, TKO 9th round (12), 9/5/14.  (Won Lineal/TheRing/WBC Flyweight titles)
  • Brian Viloria  —  Win, TKO 9th round (12), 10/17/15.

 

Predictions:

Yoshihiro Kamegai  —  def  —  Jesus Soto Karass  —  via  —  TKO 10th round

Roman Gonzalez  —  def  —  Carlos Cuadras  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE