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‘Chocolatito’ González changes coach before his fight with Rungvisai

‘Chocolatito’ González changes coach before his fight with Rungvisai

Nicaraguan Román ‘Chocolatito’ González, quadruple world champion of boxing, changed coaches before his rematch against Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who snatched the 115-pound title from him last March.

González’s team named Japanese Sendai Tanaka as their new coach, replacing Nicaraguan Wilmer Hernández.

The rematch will be on September 9 at the Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, United States.

Hernández confirmed his separation from the ‘Chocolatito’ team and said that the boxer and his manager Carlos Blandón no longer want to work with him “because we had some disagreements.”

Hernández was in front of González’s corner following the death of coach Arnulfo Obando last November.

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The former Nicaraguan champion, who was considered the best boxer pound for pound by The Ring magazine, lost his undefeated last March 18 in New York against the Thai, in a tough battle.

González gave the WBC 115-pound world title to Rungvisai in a split decision by the judges that even criticized the body’s president, Mauricio Sulaimán.

A month later, the WBC board of directors ordered a direct rematch, considering that the first fight “was an extraordinary battle, which was extremely close” and “that the public demands to once again witness a great battle between these two fighters.” .

‘Chocolatito’ is 46-1 with 38 fights won on the fast track.

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González is the first four-time world champion of boxing of Nicaragua, beating the legendary Alexis Argüello (1952-2009), who achieved three titles in three different divisions.

González has been champion of the 115 pounds, 112 pounds, 108 pounds and 105 pounds of the WBC and the World Association of Boxing (AMB).

According to experts, the Nicaraguan fighter stands out for his boxing almost perfect when combining speed, power, endurance and intelligence on the ring, like few boxers. EFE

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