Roman Gonzalez moves up to challenge Carlos Cuadras on September 10

14/07/2016 12:07

Roman Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) will move up in weight and challenge WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs) on September 10 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Nicaragua's Gonzalez, who has previously won world titles at strawweight, light flyweight and flyweight, is widely regarded as the best pound for pound fighter in the world and will attempt to become a four-weight world champion when he takes on Mexican Cuadras, who won the title in May 2014 and has defended it six times.

Gonzalez said: "I've very happy to challenge Carlos Cuadras for a world title in my fourth weight class.

"It's an honor to return to fight at the Forum in front of the great Los Angeles fight fans."

Cuadras said: "Roman Gonzalez is a great champion and I have a lot of respect for him. I will prepare myself to be in the best condition of my boxing career to defend my WBC belt."

Promoter Tom Loeffler added: "Roman has proven with each fight why he is considered to be the No 1 pound for pound fighter in the world.

"Challenging an undefeated champion in his fourth weight class will be a great test for Roman and this battle against Cuadras will provide the non-stop action fans have come to expect at his fights."