Roman Gonzalez coach Arnulfo Obando in very serious condition in hospital following a stroke suffered last week. Arnulfo Obando is the coach of the pound for pound best boxer in the world today Roman Gonzalez. He has played a major role in developing 'Choclatito' and getting him to where he is today. Elisinio Castillo of Boxing Scene has reported that the…
Roman Gonzalez Coach Arnulfo Obando Sadly Passes Away Aged 53
Arnulfo Obando was reported to have been in critical condition earlier in the week but now the unfortunate news that people were dreading has been confirmed by the WBC.
Obando, trainer to pound for pound boxing number one Roman Gonzalez, suffered a stroke last week and this week was reported by Boxing Scene to have been brain dead in the hospital treating him.
However the WBC (World Boxing Council) have now officially confirmed the following of Obando’s sad passing yesterday (November 10th) on their official website:
It is understood that Roman Gonzalez will be taking an extended break from his boxing career following the tragic passing of his trainer.
Gonzalez (46-0-38KO) last fought back in September when he outpointed Carlos Cuadras via a unanimous decision at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
The win made Gonzalez the first ever four weight world champion from his home country of Nicaragua.
Everyone at Boxing News and Views would like to send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Arnulfo Obando at this time.
Rest in peace.