Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

'Bomba' Gonzalez Looks To Get Career Back On Track

By Jake Donovan

Good news has finally graced the promising career of unbeaten flyweight prospect Jonathan ‘Bomba’ Gonzalez. The diminutive Boricua banger now has an opponent for his appearance this Friday as he will face Danny Flores of Mexico.

The bout will serve in a televised supporting capacity on Telemundo. The show’s headliner features featherweight contender Orlando Cruz against Jorge Pazos, topping a bill at the Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

Gonzalez’ career was red-hot coming out the gate, fighting nine times in less than a year since his pro debut last April. Managerial issues have brought his progress to a crawl, having fought just once since March. This weekend’s bout restores hope in his career, now fighting for the second time in a span of just nine weeks.

“I’ve been rather frustrated with the course of my career,” Gonzalez (10-0, 9KO) recently stated. “I heard people who approached me to advise me, but they didn’t have the best intentions. They lied to me and my career came to a stop.”

All decisions in his career have fallen back into the hands of promotional company Puerto Rico Best Boxing Promotions whom –along with co-promoter Top Rank – have brought him along from the beginning. The team has circled its wagons after removing all infiltrators, with the focus now to move Gonzalez along within Top 10 contender status by this time next year.

“I want to tell to all those young fighters like me, to be alert with these (shady) people who approach them,” Gonzalez advises. If you are part of a good (promotional) company that is taking your career, there’s no reason to believe in people coming with other intentions.”

Gonzalez has won all but one fight by knockout to date, including back-to-back 2nd round stoppages in his two ring appearances this year. Flores (13-1, 10KO) represents his toughest test to date, but precisely the type of challenge the young fighter welcomes in his rising career.

The bout with Flores is scheduled for six-rounds and will most likely be shown via slight tape-delay. Telemundo traditionally airs the main event first given the 11:35PM ET start time, with the supporting bouts to follow.

Whatever time it airs, Gonzalez remains grateful that there is a fight at all of which to speak.

“I’m very happy now because I want to fight,” Gonzalez states. “I’ve kept training and I hope to continue with my goal of becoming a world champion.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 10-17-2012

Good fight. Kid's got some pop.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 10-17-2012

Good to see him back

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines WBC Prez Smiles To Canelo: We Will Still Sanction Golovkin Bout! Romero Duno Heads To United States To Train For Next Fight Photos: Pacquiao, Horn - Go Face To Face at Final Presser! Ryan Martin: Time To Prove That I'm a Real Deal Fighter Giovanni Santillan is Aiming To Knock Sammy Valentin Out Hopkins on GGG: There Will Be Blood, Mostly on Canelo's Shorts Miguel Cruz Drops Alex Martin Twice, Wins Decision in Rematch Nacho Believes Golden Boy Won't Allow Cotto-Marquez Clash Abel Sanchez: Shafikov Has "Extremely Tough" Task With Easter Horn: I Like Being Told I Stand No Chance Against Pacquiao Bob Arum: Blame Me if Pacquiao-Horn Isn't a Competitive Fight! Diego De La Hoya Ready For Battle in San Luis, Argentina Povetkin Back in Good Graces of The WBA, WBO, Says Ryabinsky Smith: Don't Think I'm Getting Deserved Credit for KO of Hopkins Pacquiao Not Looking Past Horn, But Wants Mayweather Rematch Charlo-Heiland, Washington-Miller Set For Broner-Garcia Card Mikey Garcia: Unless a Lucky Punch, I Don't See How Broner Wins Antoine Douglas vs. Bruno Sandoval Set For July 14th Roach: To Get Mayweather, Pacquiao Must Impress With Horn Sergey Kovalev Eyes New Trainer, Move To New Weight Class Photos: Vijender Singh, Zulpikar Maimaitiali - Go Face To Face Marco Huck is Pumped To Join World Boxing Super Series Uzcategui's Agent on Dirrell Rematch Order, Lawson Court Case Arum: Pacquiao-Horn on ESPN is "a Gift" for Boxing Fans Pacquiao's Future, Beyond Horn, is Uncertain at The Moment Broner Wishes He Had Always Trained as Hard as Mayweather Tyson Fury: Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook After Knockdown Roach: If Pacquiao Struggles With Horn, Might Be Time To Retire Tim Tszyu Will Now Face Chris Khan, Nathan Webber is Out Photos: Manny Pacquiao Grinding Hard in Brisbane For Horn Chavez Sr: Today My Brother Was Killed, Tomorrow it Could Be Me Horn: Getting a Marquez KO of Pacquiao Has Been Our Main Point Micki Nielsen Returns on July 8 in Ludwigshafen, Germany Feel free to hate Mayweather-McGregor, but for the right reasons Andre Ward Mulling Next Move, Doubts Stevenson Will Fight Hopkins Urges Mayweather, McGregor: Make Fight Free For Fans! Photos: Miguel Cruz vs. Alex Martin - PBC on FS1 Official Weights Jeff Horn: I'm Going To Give Manny Pacquiao a Really Hard Fight Chavez Sr. Vows To Get Payback For The Murder of His Brother Pacquiao's Aussie Sparring Partner: I Don't Owe Jeff Horn Sh*t!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement