(posted Nov. 25, 9:05 a.m.) - Nicaraguan boxing champ Román “Chocolatito” González is being accused by his wife of physical aggression and mistreatment, according to the daily La Prensa.
Raquel Doña, wife of the WBA flyweight and minimumweight world champ, accused “Chocolatito” in Station III of the National Police yesterday.
“Román came home today (Thursday) aggressive, grabbing me by the hair, breaking everything. He kicked me and broke everything in the house. I didn’t even know him and I am sincerely scared,” his wife said in the police report, as quoted by La Prensa.
“He was jealous and blaming me. But I don’t leave the house, so I think it was his pretext because he has gotten some other woman pregnant and everyday he tells me to leave the house. That’s why I made the decision to accuse him before the police. Román is capable of anything,” she said.
“Chocolatito” told Chanel 10 news last night that he has never hit his wife, and accused his wife and her family of trying to ruin him. “But I am not going to give her or anyone else that satisfaction,” Chocolatito said.
“The whole problem is that she stole the papers to my house. I have a right to demand what is mine. She stole my watch, she burned my clothes. She does a ton of dirty things and now I found out that she cheated on me,” he told Channel 10.
“Does anyone see her with a black eye or (a bruise) on her cheek? I have never hit her,” Chocolatito said.
The scandal comes as a shock to Nicaraguan boxing fans, who until now have considered Chocolatito a disciplined fighter and respectful, God-fearing man. Chocolatito is a devout Evangelical Christian who recently has been taken under the wing of President Daniel Ortega, who has helped sponsor the fighter.
In his recent title bouts, Chocolatito has entered the ring wearing a Sandinista flag and wearing T-shirts reading “I Love Daniel.”
For some sports fans, the politicization of Chocolatito was reminiscent of the Sandinistas treatment of former Nicaraguan boxing champ Alexis Argüello, who was draped with a red-and-black flag after a title match in the late 1970s.