The Fighter Of The Decade, Part Four

In our final look at the top candidates for Fighter Of The Decade, we consider Roman Gonzalez, aka “Chocolatito,” who, it should be remembered, was at the top of everyone’s pound-for-pound lists not very long ago. With convincing wins over Juan Francisco Estrada, Akira Yaegashi, Edgar Sosa, Brian Viloria and Carlos Cuadras — not to mention a decision defeat to the more-than-formidable Srisaket Sor Rungvisai which many thought was suspect — Gonzalez is a more than worthy contender for the honour. Watch Lee Wylie’s meticulous breakdown of one of Roman’s most impressive wins, an absolute demolition of Sosa in his HBO debut, and you will better understand why Wylie calls him the most skillful pressure fighter since Julio Cesar Chavez. Not to mention a top contender for Fighter Of The Decade. Check it out:

“More to the point, how could we hold such a defeat against a fighter who has tested himself continuously ever since he first lifted a title belt almost nine years ago? No soft touches, no tune ups, no long layoffs. At only 29 years  of age, Roman has already forged a Hall of Fame career, and taken no shortcuts in doing so. But what really should sting us as fight fans is that his accomplishments in the ring and the thrills he has generated exceed by an embarrassingly large margin the fame and riches he has accrued, all because he happens to bear the dimensions of your average jockey.”         From “The Greatness Of Gonzalez” by Rafael Garcia

5 thoughts on “The Fighter Of The Decade, Part Four

  • May 19, 2015 at 9:02 pm
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    You know I just want to thank you for taking the time to make this videos and highlighting all of the things that may go unnoticed by most fans. I used to listen to a podcast where they consider themselves the voice of boxing but they said that they didn’t see anything special or any skill in Roman Gonzalez. Hopefully more people catch this video then listen to that show.

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    • May 20, 2015 at 11:49 pm
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      Thank you for visiting the site and watching my videos!

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      • June 3, 2015 at 1:42 pm
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        Mr. Lee Wylie, I am a big fan of your work. Especially your video on Roman Gonzalez was pure magic. I would like to appreciate you for the good work, also, i’d be more than grateful if you can tell me the songs used in that particular video. I am a huge fan of instrumentals, and the second song is so captivating. Thank you.

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        • June 12, 2015 at 2:39 am
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          Check out the soundtrack to the film “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.” And thanks for watching!

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  • October 25, 2015 at 1:46 am
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    Mr. Lee Wylie,I love your insight on how Chocolatito destroyed his opponent last week end I’d love to see more of your boxing instructional work where can I find some!

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