LOS ANGELES - Brandon Gonzales, the newly signed Goossen Tutor Promotions and Antonio Leonard Productions fighter, will face Ossie Duran (26-8-2, 9 KO's) in his first bout under his new team.
Gonzales (14-0, 10 KO's) will also be making his SHOWTIME "ShoBox" broadcast debut on Friday, October 28 at Bally's Atlantic City. The Gonzales-Duran bout will be the lead in to the main event on the Goossen Tutor card which is headlined by an IBF Heavyweight Title Elimination bout between the #1 Heavyweight World Contender, "Fast" Eddie Chambers of Philadelphia and the #2 Heavyweight Contender, Washington, DC's Tony "The Tiger" Thompson with the winner facing World Champion, Wladimir Klitschko.
Duran, of Paterson NJ by way of Ghana, Africa, has faced some of the top prospects of the division including James Kirkland and Fernando Guerrero, going the distance with both, losing the Guerrero bout by a close majority decision.
The tough veteran Duran has gone ten rounds or more 15 times in his career. Riding a three fight win streak, Duran is now working with Jersey City based promotional firm "The Gulfstream Group," headed by promoter Vincent M. Ponte. Earlier in his career, Duran had many impressive victories, as he was a multi-time champion in both Africa and Europe
The SHOWTIME broadcast will also feature undefeated 2008 US Olympian Javier Molina (9-0, 4 KOs) against his toughest challenge to date, Artemio Reyes (13-1, 11 KOs) in an eight-round Super Welterweight bout.
Tickets for the October 28, 2011 Chambers-Thompson event are on sale now, and are priced at $75 and $50, and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster retail outlets, Ticketmaster Call Center 800-745-3000 or Bally's Atlantic City (day of the event).Tags: Brandon Gonzales