Former light-flyweight champion Giovani Segura (32-4) of Mexico is poised to conquer undefeated WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (43-0) of Nicaraqua. A clash between the two is in negotiations for an August or September bout.
Last weekend, Gonzalez took out former light-flyweight champion Edgar Sosa in two rounds at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
In Segura’s last fight, he was stopped in the 11th round by Juan Francisco Estrada, who lost to Gonzalez in November 2012 at light-flyweight. ‘Chocolatito’ has expressed his interest in giving ‘El Gallo’ a rematch, with Gonzalez in control of the WBC flyweight title, and Estrada in control of the WBA and WBO titles, giving a Pacquiao-Marquez type feel.
According to Boxing Scene, Segura revealed that he had a pre-existing injury going into the Estrada fight, which hampered his performance. However, it was not revealed what type of injury Segura supposedly had.
If the fight happens, it will mark the third attempt for Segura to snag a world championship at flyweight. His record stands at 0-2, with two stoppage defeats to Brian Viloria and Juan Francisco Estrada, respectively.
He still hopes to land the fight of his dreams.
“I hope to knock Gonzalez out in six rounds. I am extremely happy,” said Segura. “If I say that I will knock him out in six, I will do it because I am convinced that I will win. This will be a fight, and I’m positive that I can beat him. By no means is there any disdain against him. He is a great champion, and I respect that, but again, I think I can knock him out in six.”
Gonzalez’s manager and adviser, Carlos Blandon, didn’t confirm nor deny that negotiations were taking place, but confirmed that a potential opponent has not been decided, let alone signed.
“No opponent, much less signed,” Blandon said.