Floyd Mayweather wants
fight between Nicaraguan 'El Chocolatito' and Cuban Rigondeaux
Nov. 25 (PNA/Xinhua) -- Retired boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather wants
to see a fight between Nicaragua's Roman "El Chocolatito" Gonzalez and
Cuba's Guillermo Rigondeaux, local media reported on Tuesday.
Nicaragua's official news portal El Pueblo Presidente published that the
former U.S. champion met on Monday with the Nicaraguan boxer in a shopping
center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The former world champion commended the Nicaraguan on his work in the ring
even though he admitted that he had never seen Gonzalez fight in person.
Mayweather told the Nicaraguan that he thought Rigondeaux would be the
perfect opponent for him.
"I would like to see the fight between 'El Chocolatito' and Rigondeaux in
the Bantamweight category (115-118 pounds or 52.2-53.5 kilograms). I believe
it would be a good fight," said the former world champion.
"El Chocolatito" is getting close to reaching the record of 49 undefeated
fights which was set by deceased Rocky Marciano and then matched by
Both "El Chocolatito" and Rigondeaux stand undefeated. The Cuban has won 16
fights while the Nicaraguan has won 44, 38 by knockout. (PNA/Xinhua)