Gonzalez defends WBC flyweight crown

Gonzalez defends WBC flyweight crown

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (APP/AFP): Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua enhanced his reputation as one of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters here Saturday after easily defeating Puerto Rico’s McWilliams Arroyo to retain his World Boxing Council flyweight crown.

The 28-year-old champion improved his record to 45-0 (38 knockouts) to claim a unanimous decision over the game but outclassed Arroyo in a bruising 12-round contest at Los Angeles’s iconic Forum sports arena in Inglewood.

Two judges scored it 119-109 in Gonzalez’s favor with the third card marked at 120-108.The scores did not flatter the champion.