Roman Gonzalez, the new pound-for-pound champion in the eyes of many now that Floyd Mayweather has retired, will finally be getting his own main event card on HBO.
Boxingscene’s Ryan Burton had reported earlier that Giovanni Segura is being rumored to be “Chocolatito’s” next opponent.
Escaping the undercard gallows has come has no surprise to No Sparring as I personally spoke with Mr. Honda, the head of Chocolatito’s promotional company Teiken, last Friday at the Takashi Uchiyama fight in Tokyo, who informed me Gonzalez was not going to be on another GGG undercard.
That being said, with HBO building the Chocolatito brand, a headlining show is the only viable option. A selection of a better opponent may have raised the excitement scale, however, an earlier conversation with Mr. Honda revealed a rematch with Juan Estrada is expected this summer and a showdown with super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue could be slated for late 2016 if Inoue maintains weight.