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 Last update:  8/28/2012       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Gonzalez Admits To 100K Motivation To Knock Ponce Out
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By Miguel Rivera

The featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mexico's Jhonny Gonzalez, agrees with his countryman and upcoming opponent Daniel Ponce De Leon, that their contest on September 15th will not go the distance. Ponce De Leon predicted a victory by knockout when the two Mexican boxers trade punches at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Golden Boy Promotions is offering a bonus of $100,000 dollars for the knockout of the night. Gonzalez admits to feeling an additional sense of motivation to secure a knockout victory.

"We both have good power, have a good knockout percentage," Gonzalez said. "I think he's confident in that aspect, because I've been knocked out [in the past], but those were different situations where I wasn't 100% devoted. It's a good thing that he has that mentality because I'm going to be 100% focused and I do expect a knockout - but for me."

"There is an extra motivation, there is a $100,000 dollar prize for the best knockout of the night. I think that's an extra motivation that makes us very excited in the gym - and we will bring that bonus back to Mexico City."

Gonzalez, 30, has a record of 52-7, 45 KOs. Ponce De Leon, 32, has a record of 42-4, 35 KOs.

Tags: Daniel Ponce De Leon , Jhonny Gonzalez , Gonzalez-Ponce De Leon , Gonzalez vs Ponce De Leon


 

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comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 08-29-2012
[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto]I find it comical to hear Johnny say the reason he's been knocked out is because he wasn't focused. How can you not be focused when you're fighting such caliber fighters like Israel Vasquez, Toshiaki Nishioka, and Gerry Peñalosa?[/QUOTE] Maybe personal stuff outside of boxi...

comment by ddangerous, on 08-29-2012
Reward incentives like the 100K Knockout Bonus being offered by GBP on this fight card, really do shed light on how much money can be made in professional prizefighting. That is $100,000. :crazy:

comment by whoseyourdaddy, on 08-29-2012
[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto]I find it comical to hear Johnny say the reason he's been knocked out is because he wasn't focused. How can you not be focused when you're fighting such caliber fighters like Israel Vasquez, Toshiaki Nishioka, and Gerry Peñalosa?[/QUOTE] Is not that he wasen't focused,...

comment by UTEP, on 08-29-2012
[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto]I find it comical to hear Johnny say the reason he's been knocked out is because he wasn't focused. How can you not be focused when you're fighting such caliber fighters like Israel Vasquez, Toshiaki Nishioka, and Gerry Peñalosa?[/QUOTE] Johnny chose some stupid word's th...

comment by UTEP, on 08-29-2012
This fight is all wrong for Ponce. Nacho and Jhonny will have the perfect gameplan for this slow southpaw. Gonzalez wins the 100 G'z Sep. 15th.

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