Roman Gonzalez to appear on Golovkin-Jacobs card

10/01/2017 17:04

Pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KOs) will defend his WBC super flyweight title against former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KOs) on March 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Gonzalez, who has won world titles at strawweight, light flyweight, flyweight and super flyweight, will be fighting on the same card as the world middleweight title bout between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs.

The 29-year-old Gonzalez won the 115-pound belt from Mexico's Carlos Cuadras by unanimous decision in September, becoming the first fighter from Nicaragua to win world titles in four weight divisions, surpassing his hero and mentor Alexis Arguello.

Sor Rungvisai, 30, of Thailand, previously won the WBC super flyweight title and made one successful defence before losing the belt to Cuadras by eighth-round technical decision in May 2014. The fight was stopped because Cuadras was cut over his eye from an accidental head butt and unable to continue, but he was ahead on all three scorecards.

However, Sor Rungvisai has not lost since, winning 14 fights in a row.

Gonzalez and Golovkin will be appearing on the same card for the fourth time in their past five bouts.