Dzinziruk: I'm Unbeaten at 154, I'll End Gonzalez's Run

By Jhonny Gonzalez

On September 1 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, Puerto Rican puncher Jonathan Gonzalez (15-0, 13 KOs) will face the former junior middleweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Ukrainian Sergei "Razor" Dzinziruk (37-1, 24 KOs) in a co-featured televised bout, as part of HBO's Boxing After Dark series, starting at 9:45 pm (Eastern time .)

The hard-hitting Puerto Rican brings an aggressive fighting style. The former Olympian had a record of 132 wins and 18 losses in amateur boxing, and is currently ranked No. 6 by the WBO, No. 8 in the World Boxing Association (WBA) and No. 12 in the WBC (WBC).

"Fighting on HBO is a great opportunity for me and my team. Gary Shaw had promised me a fight on the big stage to perform worldwide. I always give exciting fights to the public and it won't be any different when I face Dzinziruk. My goal is to become world champion," said Gonzalez.

Dzinziruk has other plans. The former champion is undefeated at 154-pounds. His only loss came to pound-for-pound boxer Sergio Martinez at 160-pounds. He defended his WBO world title seven times. He promises to end the unbeaten run of Gonzalez and plans to use that win to get another world title shot.

"It is a fact that I'm undefeated at 154 pounds," said Dzinziruk, and continued: "Gonzalez is a big puncher, but he's never faced a top fighter like me. I'll finish [his] unbeaten [run] and then I'll be in search of a world title and soon I will be world champion."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AnimalisticMeth on 08-17-2012

[QUOTE=jtcs1981;12431538]I hope Gonzalez moving his camp to Denver and hiring Pedro Diaz have a real effect on Mantequilla. He comes to fight with a belly and all those handle, he dont look like a professional. He did disappear from social…

Comment by rzagza on 08-17-2012

For the record, I expect Dzinziruk to win here but it means nothing. Gonzalez is borderline top 20 in the division. He's OK, nothing more. Cotto beats Dzinziruk's ass.

Comment by rzagza on 08-17-2012

Sergiy, you're unbeaten at 154 have fought no one at 154 who is any good. Beat a top 10 guy at 154 then start running your mouth. Until then you're just another second-rate fighter.

Comment by juandabomb on 08-17-2012

I give Dzinziruk the edge based on his experience,too soon for a fighter like gonzalez to fight a guy like at this level...Dzinziruk by UD 116-112..this will set up the fight with Cotto in December.

Comment by AP♠ on 08-17-2012

It's sink our swim time for Gonzalez.I gotta give him props for taking this fight and not milking it 40+ fights later like some other fighters do around here.I hope Pedro Diaz prepared him well because this is a huge…

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