Future Hall of Famer Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez has confirmed his opponent for the return on July 12 at the Alexis Arguello Arena in Managua, Nicaragua. 

Gonzalez will face former WBA world title challenger Rober “El Huracan” Barrera (27-5 17 KOs) in a 10-round Main Event. The show will stream live on ESPN+ and ESPN Knockout in Latin America.

Gonzalez will shake off the ring rust after 18 months of inactivity by the time he steps in the ring. “Chocolatito” was last seen in the trilogy against Juan Francisco Estrada December of 2022.

“We are anxious to get back in the ring. This will be a big comeback in my career and I’m grateful it’s going to be in front of my Nicaraguan people,” said the former five-time world champion.

Barrera, on the other hand, is ready to shock the world. The Colmbian, who comes from Monteria, comes from a fighting family. His brother, Ronald Barrera lost to “Chocolatito” in Nicaragua,

Now, nearly 10 years later, his brother is looking for revenge.

“I’m blessed for the opportunity given to me,” stated former title challenger Barrera. “For me, this will be revenge of my brother’s defeat, who fought ‘Chocolatito’ in 2013.”

The first face-to-face took place today at Alexis Arguello Arena with a big turnout of the media.

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