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Return of the King: Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez to Battle Rober Barrera in Nicaragua Homecoming July 12

After 19 months out of the ring, the fighting pride of Nicaragua is back for a long-awaited homecoming.

Former four-division world champion, Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez will face Colombian puncher, Rober Barrera in the 10-round bantamweight main event on Friday, July 12, at Polideportivo Alexis Argüello in Managua, Nicaragua.

Gonzalez-Barrera and additional fight action will stream live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+ starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Gonzalez (51-4, 41 KOs), the one-time pound-for-pound king, has captured titles at minimumweight, light flyweight, flyweight, and junior bantamweight during a 19-year pro career.

Considered one of the greatest lighter-weight fighters in boxing history, he returns following a highly controversial decision defeat to Juan Francisco Estrada in December 2022.

Barrera (27-5, 17 KOs) is a former world title challenger who has won three straight fights.

In other fights scheduled for the ESPN+ stream:

Eveling Ortega (7-5, 2 KOs) vs. Karol Mazariegos Gonzalez (7-1-1, 3 KOs), 8 Rounds, Light Flyweights

Kevin Vivas (7-2, 2 KOs) vs. Azael Villar (20-3-4, 15 KOs), 8 Rounds, Light Flyweights

Michael Carmona (5-0, 3 KOs) vs. Edwin Cano Hernandez (12-2-1, 3 KOs), 8 Rounds, Minimumweights

Jeffrey Gonzalez (2-0) vs. Andres Quesada (2-0), 4 Rounds, Heavyweights

Credit: Top Rank Boxing 

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