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MASTERPIECE

Gonzalez turns back the clock to topple Yafai, writes Jack Hirsch

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ OUTSTANDING ★ ★ ★ ★ GOOD ★ ★ ★ FAIR ★ ★ DISAPPOINTING ★ RUBBISH

Reporters’ star ratings for main events and undercards are based on in-ring entertainment, competitiveness and whether overall expectation was met

FRISCO , TX

FEBRUARY 29

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ MAIN EVENT

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ WHOLE SHOW

IT was supposed to end with Kal Yafai making a successful sixth defence of his WBA super-flyweight title - then Yafai and the rest of us would reminisce what a great fighter Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez had once been.

There was no reason to think it would be any different. The unbeaten Yafai was the boxer whose career was on an upswing, who needed that one name opponent on his ledger for us to start shortlisting him among the premier titleholders. And who better than Gonzalez to provide that?

Yet there was still a feeling of uncertainty when both entered the ring at The Ford Center at The Star (Matchroom promoted).

Few were picking against Birmingham’s only ever world champion, despite that he was no more than a slight betting favourite. It would be a good night to put a few bob on the champion. After all, Gonzalez was past his best, trying to revive a career that had been in tatters after a brutal knockout defeat to Sisraket Rungvisai in 2017, since when he had boxed only twice since against modest opposition.

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REDEMPTION SONG – The rise and fall and rise of ‘The Gypsy King’, Tyson Fury ROMAN GLADIATOR – Masterful Gonzalez puts Kal Yafai to the sword in Frisco, Texas GREAT WHITE HOPE – The history of America’s desire for a white heavyweight champion MUCH, MUCH MORE – Including Scott Quigg opening up on his past, present and future PUSH NOTIFICATION
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