By Matt Bevan
Lightweight Adrian Gonzalez will return to the ring this weekend on the undercard of†Saunders-Bladamura†in Manchester, as he looks to continue his charge towards domestic titles.
Gonzalez will enter the ring with a record of 9-1-0 (1 KO), with one win coming early, when he takes on former Welsh Area Champion Mark Evans 9-2-1 (1 KO) at the Phones 4 U Arena.
Gonzalez told BoxingScene.com: ďCamp has been great and Iím ready to fight. Iíve fought on the same show as Evans before and he hasnít got a bad record, but Iíve got a job to do and Iím leaving the Arena with the win.
ďWeíre looking to move on after weíve got past Evans, but I wonít start thinking about it probably until after the fight, because Iím not looking past him. But I do think Iíll be knocking on that door for titles after this fight.Ē
For Gonzalez this is really his second go at boxing after he had a two year break following his first loss against James Ancliff back in 2010.
However, since his comeback in 2012, heís won all four of his fights and has experience of fighting in the big arenas after a spot on the undercard of Amir Khan against Julio Diaz in Sheffield last year.
He will also be looking to stay active in the next few months and claims ring rust will not affect him. ďIím always in the gym working on things and weíve got to keep things rolling, as Iím getting better with every fight,Ē he said.
ďIíve got all the attributes to win this fight and we know what we have got to do to get that win. Iíve got that extra drive this time fighting in Manchester (where he resides) and there are going to be loads of fans there.
ďIíve grafted not just in camp, but selling tickets and Iíve had to make plenty of orders for more. Iím not going to let anybody down, so now itís all about making weight and getting my game plan right.Ē