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Bomba Gonzalez Settles For a Draw in Ring Return

By Rey Colon

Back for the first time after suffering his first career setback to Giovanni Segura, former Olympian Jonathan 'Bomba' Gonzalez (13-1-1, 11 KO's) had to settle for a majority draw in an eight round bout with Michael Ruiz Jr. (9-4-2 and 3 KO's) at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, New York. Judges Don Ackerman and Eric Marlinski scored the bout 76-76, while Tom Schreck saw it 77-75 for Gonzalez.

"My people, it was a tough fight. We had a majority draw but we are back. There is no excuse. Thanks for the support. I'll be back soon. Thanks for coming out," he said on his Facebook account.

Rey Colon covers boxing in Puerto Rico for thesportpress.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JmH Reborn on 05-30-2014

[QUOTE=TOBYLEE1;14604447]I have noticed that in PR they are looking for the next star and they are rushing their prospects. Instead of building them they are taking too much of an early beating that could hamper their careers. Theses guys have…

Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 05-30-2014

[QUOTE=JmH Reborn;14604418]Way to early for him to fight Gio when he did. I made good money. They rushed him bad. I still have no idea why he was the favorite. It was like Dulorme and De Valle. Way to early.…

Comment by baya on 05-30-2014

[QUOTE=richardt;14603711]To put it simple - Bomba aint all that. I expected a little bit more against a setup fight.[/QUOTE] he was very good. it was sheer stupidity to put him in with a world beater like segura after just 13…

Comment by JmH Reborn on 05-30-2014

[QUOTE=TOBYLEE1;14604410]I really thought he would look better. He showed a lot of promise but don't know if he has it. No shame on the Segura fight but he should had impressed with this type of opponent[/QUOTE] Way to early for…

Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 05-30-2014

I really thought he would look better. He showed a lot of promise but don't know if he has it. No shame on the Segura fight but he should had impressed with this type of opponent

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