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Gonzalez Admits To 100K Motivation To Knock Ponce Out

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 08-29-2012

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;12460449]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]…

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;12460449]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]…

Comment by UTEP on 08-29-2012

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;12460449]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]…

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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