Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (47-2, 39 KOs) got back to his winning ways earlier tonight (Sat., Sept. 15, 2018) live on HBO pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he put a brutal stop to super flyweight Moises Fuentes (25-6-1, 14 KOs) via fifth-round knockout.
While Gonzalez had his way with Fuentes throughout the first four rounds, the fifth showcased his most meaningful shot. During an exchange in the corner, Gonzalez slammed a beautiful right hook into Fuentes’ chin which instantly put the 32-year-old Mexican out. The aftermath of Gonzalez’s knockout blow left Fuentes on his back for an extended period of time.
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With this victory, Gonzalez re-enters the win column after suffering back-to-back loses to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, including a knockout defeat one year ago. Those were the first losses in the career of “Chocolatito” so it’s nice to see the 31-year-old rebound in memorable fashion.
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