Chocolatito Gonzalez – Julio Caesar Martinez: “It’s Going To Be A Large Struggle”

Posted on 03/04/2022

By: Sean Crose

“We’ve a fantastic opponent in Martinez,” says all time nice Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez of his opponent this Saturday, WBC flyweight titlist Julio Cesar Martinez. “After they provided me that battle,” he continued, “I accepted it with pleasure, we’re in glorious in situation thank God for my coaching group and camp. I’m hoping to God we stroll away with our hand raised in victory. After they provided me that battle, I accepted it with pleasure, we’re in glorious in situation thank God for my coaching group and camp. I’m hoping to God we stroll away with our hand raised in victory.”

March 3, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and Julio Cesar Martinez pose after the ultimate press convention for his or her March 5, 2022 bout on the Pechanga Area in San Diego, CA. Necessary Credit score: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom.

Gonzalez was basically written off when he was crushed by Sirskaret Sor Rungvisai within the rematch of their March 2017 bout. The person has returned in excessive trend, nevertheless, and was set to battle Juan Francisco Estrada for the third time when Covid 19 knocked Estrada out of the battle. In stepped Martinez, prepared, keen, and keen to take down a legend. “It’s an enormous problem,” the 18-1 Martinez says. “I’m very excited and motivated to be combating an enormous legend like Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez. I wish to thank him for selecting us on this large battle, like I say with all the things however concern, anyplace and in opposition to anybody.”

The 27 yr previous Martinez is coming into Saturday’s 12 spherical battle primed and assured. “As all the time,” he says, “we’re ready for all the things, choice, for it to be a conflict, a technical battle. We’re coming in right here nicely educated; I wish to be certain that the general public walks away with an excellent style of their mouth.”  Promoter Eddie Hearn is actually pleases with Martinez, particularly now that third battle between Chocolatito and Estrada has fallen by.  

“I began desirous about the attainable replacements,” he says of looking for one other becoming opponent for Chocolatito, “possibly a battle with Ancajas the opposite world champion or someone else within the division. Then I thought of this loopy Mexican we represented known as Julio Cesar Martinez, the WBC world flyweight champion and I believed he wouldn’t take that battle, would he? I texted Eddy Reynoso asking if he’s and 30 second later, he mentioned, my loopy man is prepared.”

Chocolatito himself is blissful to have an opponent that may carry the products for the followers. “I’ve an opponent that comes ahead,” he says, “however I’m going to return ahead, it’s going to be an incredible battle and I believe the followers are going to be actually pleased with the battle.” The Chocolatito-Martinez card can be aired dwell on DAZN from the Pechanga Area in San Diego, California  beginning at 8:30 PM Jap Time on Saturday.

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