The California State Athletic Commission has insisted that it will need a new neurological examination passed if Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez is to make a comeback to a boxing ring.
Nicaraguan newspaper, La Prensa, reported yesterday that it was because of the way in which he was brutally knocked out against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on September 9th that the CSAC ordered the examination.
Gonzalez’ suspension is recognised by all regulators affiliated with the association of boxing commissions until the CSAC ends it.
The CSAC informed La Prensa in an email that Gonzalez’s neurological tests must be performed in the United States. Gonzalez hasn’t returned to the U.S. because he hasn’t been able to obtain a work visa.
Carlos Blandon, Gonzalez’s manager, told ESPN Deportes last week that if Gonzalez’s visa issue is resolved, he’ll return to the ring at some point in September.
“Due to the instability that exists in Nicaragua, we have not been able to get the visa for Roman,” Blandon told ESPN Deportes. “We had the appointment on April 30. It was canceled. Then, on May 11, and it was canceled. The last one was on May 21 and it was canceled. We are waiting for that work visa because we have plans to make camp outside of Nicaragua and see if a fight will go forward in September.”