Gonzalez becomes four-weight world champion with points win over Cuadras
Roman Gonzalez, (46-0, 38 KOs) dethroned WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (35-1-1, 27 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Gonzalez, a former world champion at flyweight, light flyweight and strawweight, becomes the first fighter from Nicaragua to win world titles in four weight divisions, surpassing his hero and mentor Alexis Arguello.
The 29-year-old Gonzalez outworked Mexican Cuadras, 28, throughout the fight and won by scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113.
In his first fight at super flyweight, Gonzalez landed with numerous combinations in the early rounds while Cuadras jabbed and moved.
Cuadras, who was cut above his right eye, had success when he stood and traded, landing some combinations of his own in the later rounds.
The all action continued as they both traded punches in the centre of the ring in the 12th before Gonzalez, who had swelling under both eyes, was awarded the victory by the judges.
"It was a very difficult fight," said Gonzalez. "It was complicated. We both came in with great conditioning. This is the most difficult fight I've had."