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Elio Rojas Hits Cancun, Ready For Jhonny Gonzalez Clash

By Miguel Rivera

The Dominican Republic native, Elio "The Kid" Rojas (23-1-0 14 KOs), has already arrived to the Mexican city of Cancun and the boxer is staying at the Hotel Grand Oasis. This coming Saturday, Rojas challenges Jhonny Gonzalez for the featherweight championship of the World Boxing Council (WBC). Rojas arrived with his coaches James "Buddy" McGirt and Terrence Blackmoore.

"I am extremely happy to return to Mexico. I had fought here several times in the past and I'm familiar with these people. The last time I went to the city of Merida, near here and I feel almost at home," Rojas said.

"I'm very well prepared, physically and mentally, for the fight against Jhonny Gonzalez. Mexican fighters are characterized as being strong and brave, but I've come well prepared and I'm sure that I'll leave here with a win. I know Johnny, he's a fighter with vast experience. I know Jhonny has fought in different weight divisions. Gonzalez is known for having a strong punch and he's a born puncher. My strategy will be to use my speed and counter-attack him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MalikKnucklez on 04-23-2012

I actually think if a healthy Rojas is anything like his old self, he's taking this. Despite being trained by buddy mcgirt.

Comment by budfr on 04-23-2012

Actually Rojas will feel like home because the weather in the Yucatán península is like the Dominican republic. González is from México City, different wreather, high altitude.

Comment by nycsmooth on 04-23-2012

Should b an excellent show & I'm going w/Jhonny.. shown on Televisa 4 who can get it, happy I do...big differences in styles but can't b Rojas be dumb enuff 2 trade w/Jhonny, then again , McGirt's not the sharpest…

Comment by tupapa on 04-22-2012

[QUOTE=Bababoey970;12032658]What tv network is showing this fight anyone know.[/QUOTE] Fox sporst.:boxing: Thank you de la hoya

Comment by tupapa on 04-22-2012

This is a great fight. The undercard is great as well.:boxing:

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