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The hope of fans is that Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez and Naoya Inoue will beat Wisaksil Wangek and Antonio Nieves respectively at the Stub Hub Centre on Saturday night and then meet each other in what would be the biggest fight in the lower weight classes since the Humberto Gonzalez-Michael Carbajal trilogy in the 1990s.

Even if Gonzalez and Inoue both win, there could be difficulties making the match.

The WBC say the winner of Gonzalez-Wangek has to meet either Carlos Cuadras or Juan Francisco Estrada, who also meet on the show, and the weight is another issue. Inoue is believed to be eyeing a move up to bantamweight and though he’s hinted he would be willing to follow him up, Gonzalez may decide 8st 3lbs is his ceiling after tough battles with Cuadras and Wangek.

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