Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez and McWilliams Arroyo in Los Angeles, CA on April 22, 2016. Photo credit Kylie Krabbe Whyufight.

“Chocolatito” Gonzalez and Arroyo Prove Short on Words, Long on Focus Going into HBO Battle

As expected, both Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0, 38KOs) and McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14KOs), in keeping with their extremely focused and taciturn personas, easily made weight on April 22, 2016 for their highly anticipated battle tonight at The Forum in Inglewood, California, set to be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing beginning at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT as the co-featured fight on the Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31KOs) vs. Dominic Wade (18-0, 12KOs) Middleweight Championship fight.

Ranked as Ring Magazine and ESPN’s pound for pound top ranked fighter since the retirement of Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26KOs) from the sport, Gonzalez is the heavy favorite to win tonight against Arroyo, whose biggest claim to fame to date is a split decision loss to IBF World flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (17-0, 5KOs) in 2014.

In a symbiotic working relationship that has been highly beneficial to both fighters, Gonzalez and Golovkin have fought together on co-featured HBO bouts for their last three fights, including tonight’s battle.

See more pictures from the weigh in here:

Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez and McWilliams Arroyo in Los Angeles, CA on April 22, 2016. Photo credit Kylie Krabbe Whyufight.

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and McWilliams Arroyo in Los Angeles, CA on April 22, 2016. Photo credit Kylie Krabbe Whyufight.

 

Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez with WBC belt in Los Angeles, CA on April 22, 2016. Photo credit Kylie Krabbe Whyufight.

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez with WBC belt in Los Angeles, CA on April 22, 2016. Photo credit Kylie Krabbe Whyufight.

 

McWilliams Arroyo waiting to weigh in on April 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Photo credit Kylie Krabbe Whyufight.

McWilliams Arroyo waiting to weigh in on April 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Photo credit Kylie Krabbe Whyufight.

 

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