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 Last update:  2/2/2011       Read more by Rey Colon         
   
Chelo Gonzalez Targets Michael Katsidis Showdown
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By Rey Colon

Jose "Chelo" Gonzalez, who faces Derrick Campos this coming Saturday at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Puerto Rico, is looking to position himself for a regional title fight at 135 pounds and then wants to try to arrange a fight with Michael Katsidis, a former WBO lightweight king, who lost his interim-title in his latest fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.

"[After Campos] I'll look for a regional title and then I'd like to fight with Katsidis and God willing later this year I'll be a WBO champion," he said.

Gonzalez, with a record of 13-0 and nine knockouts, understands that a victory over Katsidis, with a record of 27-3 and 22 knockouts, would then make him known internationally and catapult him to stardom.

"He's a former champion and he would be a good opponent. If I win, I can go straight to the title. He has a name and I would fight with him after the regional title. I want to do four fights this year and last one being for the world title," he said.

Rey Colon covers the boxing scene in Puerto Rico for Sport Press.

Tags: Michael Katsidis , Jose Gonzalez , Derrick Campos , Gonzalez-Campos , Gonzalez vs Campos



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comment by Tomasio, on 02-03-2011
The writer of this article(Rey Colon) referred to Michael Katsidis as a former WBO lightweight king....& don't get Me wrong, cause Katsidis is a true Warrior that lets it all hang out in the ring... I'm a fan of his & hopefully he will be a TRUE World champion someday(as he really deserves to be)...

comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO, on 02-02-2011
Would be a good fight kats is a warrior

comment by AP♠, on 02-02-2011
I wonder how katsidis would handle a tall opponent

comment by mr cartoon, on 02-02-2011
katsidis whupps him

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