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“Chocolatito” Gonzalez returns with a win on Canelo vs. GGG 2

Former pound-for-pound fighter and four-weight division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (47-2 39KOs) made his return to the ring after being brutally knocked out by Srisaket Sor Rungvisai last year, defeated Moises Fuentes (25-6-1 14KOs) in the opening bout of the pay-per-view portion of the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin undercard.

In the first round, both fighters began by feeling each other out, but Gonzalez got the better of the two as late in the round start punches followed by vicious body shots began to land at will as Fuentes found himself in the corner of the ring late. The second saw Fuentes start the round much more aggressive, probably hoping to sway the fight in the other direction, instead, Fuentes saw a clash of heads open a big cut over his right eye.

Fuentes had some success in the third round, but when the cut reopened, Chocolatito went back to unloading five-punch combinations that were landing cleanly and moving Fuentes’ head back. The fourth round saw Chocolatito outworking Fuentes, who was forced to the ropes and getting hit a lot by a left uppercut that would split the guard and allow for other punches to follow.

The fifth and final round saw Chocolatito knockout Fuentes in a flurry of punches that saw a left hook from Chocolatito just miss Fuentes, but a right hand from Chocolatito didn’t miss as it flattened Fuentes, who couldn’t answer the bell.

The final result was a knockout at 1:44 of the fifth round.

 

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