ESPN Says El Chocolatito Is El Mero Mero of Boxing

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Now that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and his boring but dominant style of boxing have retired, it’s time for a new pound-for-pound champion. According to ESPN, that new king is explosive fighter Román “El Chocolatito” González. With a 43-0 record and 37 KOs, the Nicoya has the top spot. But if you’re anything like us, then just watching him is enough evidence that he is el mero mero.

It’s not just ESPN who has ranked him at No. 1; there’s also The Ring. Yahoo! adds that El Chocolatito is one of the top boxers to watch out for, but what he’s still missing is a win against a “truly elite opponent.” His flyweight status also works against him, because boxing audiences tend to gravitate to heavier weight classes, since they are normally considered more exciting. On October 17, he will be the co-main event at Madison Square Garden with Gennady Golovkin, another crowdpleaser.