Undefeated four-weight world champion and pound for pound number one in the world Roman Gonzalez 46-0 (38ko’s) could well be on his way to the UK to have a blockbuster unification clash with newly crowned WBA Super Flyweight champion Kal Yafai 21-0 (14ko’s).
Gonzalez is set to face Srisaket Rungvisai 41-4-1 (38ko’s) in an incredibly tough test on March 18 as he looks to continue his perfect undefeated record to 47-0. Gonzalez is a 4 weight world champion and has already made his way up some big weight changes so you would imagine the rest of his career would be at Super Flyweight.
At the back-end of 2016 we saw undefeated fighter Kal Yafai win a unanimous decision victory against Luis Concepcion, an incredibly skilled fighter who didn’t really show up on the day but Yafai showed incredible skill and huge talent.
It’s been announced this week that Yafai will return to the ring to make his first defence of his WBA Super Flyweight belt in Birmingham on the 13th May, his opponent is yet to be announced.
“I definitely want to fight Gonzalez in the future, he is one of the biggest names in boxing,” Yafai said when speaking with Sky Sports. “He is a brilliant fighter, a four-weight world champion and pound-for-pound number-one.”
“It’s brilliant for him to be in my weight class and it gets our division out there a bit more. I don’t fear any fighter and although there are big risks in that fight, I believe with the right experience under me leading into that fight – I know I can beat Gonzalez.”
“It’s a dream come true to be topping the bill in Birmingham as a world champion,” said Yafai. “Winning the title in Manchester was amazing, but Birmingham is the place I want to fight and to turn the Barclaycard Arena into my hometown fortress.”
“The world champions at super-flyweight are all top, top fighters. Roman Gonzalez is considered to be one of the pound-for-pound best and Naoya Inoue is a huge name in Japan and looks very impressive, so it’s an exciting division to be in.”
The 115lbs division certainly is one of the most exciting out there with every world champion being an incredibly talented fighter. Yafai, Gonzalez, Ancjas & Inoue are all title holders at the weight.
Naoya Inoue 12-0 (10ko’s) is also definitely one to watch, the 23-year-old nicknamed “The Monster” has been causing a storm in the lower divisions as he became a two weight world champion in just 8 fights.
With Yafai set on making Birmingham his stomping ground, we could potentially see Gonzalez over here as Yafai and his promoter Eddie Hearn have previously stated their interest to bring him over.
Gonzalez is no stranger to fighting on away turf as he’s fought in numerous different places and can obviously adapt to a hostile crowd. This would be an incredible match to make and would fans would be lucky to see the best fighter on the planet on our TV screens.