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Roman Gonzalez: The Invisible Emperor

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 A chocolate pound cake spooned– not sliced. Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo. So told us Jon Sinclair.

If looks could lose, Carlos Cuadras would’ve black dyed the loss column of Chocolatito with #1. Instead, the world’s best fighter  walked away the most unassuming pound-for-pound king of all-time.

Assume a Hershey’s ???? of death for Thailand’s fiercest fighter, Srisaket sor Rungvisai (41-4, 38KOs), as the appetizer before GGG V Jacobs on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

An amalgam of late immortals Alexis Arguello and Edwin Rosario, Gonzalez has quietly surpassed fellow Nicaraguan countryman Arguello in greatness.

Imagine ‘remarkable’ packaged as cocoa branded by Godiva in McDonald’s. That’s almost what he is. It’s easy to overlook Roman Gonzalez (46-0, 38KOs) though nevertheless sinful.

A multi-division world champion from minimumweight to now super flyweight, Gonzalez competes among a class of fighters where separation is hard to attain.

It’s common for foes to have great speed and power; but special timing and accuracy in technique are two different things.

In MLB terms, Gonzalez either pitches to you as Pedro Martinez, or strikes you as Ted Williams.

Senior correspondent for NY Fights and author of upcoming book, "The Fist Club." Conscious indie recording artist "T@z" and humanist advocate for the Green Party.

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