Pound for pound king and current WBC junior bantamweight champion Roman
“Chocolatito” Gonzalez will defend his title against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KO) on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin vs Danny Jacobs undercard. This will be the third time that Golovkin and Gonzalez have co-featured on the same card and the second time in New York with the card set to take place at the Madison Square Garden on March 18th.
Gonzalez’ opponent won’t be a pushover but I doubt he’ll cause the four weight world titlist much trouble. Rungvisai has won 14 straight bouts since his loss to Carlos Cuadras, the man who Gonzalez took the title from in September, but non against any ranked contenders. Rungvisai doesn’t travel well as all four of his losses have occurred on the four times that he has fought outside of his native Thailand.
The card is scheduled to be televised on HBO in the United States, which means that Australian fans should get the fight telecast by Main Event pay per view, although they have not telecast bigger fights than GGG-Jacobs before. The undercard also features Ukraine’s Olympic Gold Medalist Oleksander Usyk, who will make the second defense of his WBO cruiserweight title against an opponent to be announced.