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Gonzalez Has No Fear of Facing Hasegawa in Japan

By Joaquin Trejo

Back in May of 2009, Toshiaki Nishioka, the featherweight champion of the WBC, came to Mexico to defend the title against Jhonny Gonzalez. At the time, the "bird flu" was crippling Mexico. On April 8, the shoe is on the other foot, with Jhonny Gonzalez heading to Kobe, Japan to face Hozumi Hasegawa for the WBC featherweight. The country of the Rising Sun has taken a lot of damage from a tsunami and an earthquake, which also caused some radioactivity, but the Mexican fighter has no fear of going to the country.

"The world is appalled by the misery that runs through Japan. I sympathize with my Japanese brothers and I will be there to fight for the many boxing fans," Gonzalez said.

Former world champion explained that for a moment he thought the fight would be postponed by the tragedy in Japan, although it still remains on April 8. The location was switched from Tokyo to Kobe, due to the natural disasters that affected the country.

"I have waited a long time for this fight. Boxing fans know what I went through to get to this point and I will not waste the opportunity. I'm pretty sure that I can come back to Mexico with the crown, established Gonzalez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by King Koopa on 03-28-2011

As much as I love Japanese boxers.........Jhonny is my favorite fighter so.. WAR JHONNY GOONzalez!!!!! :)

Comment by Don Johnson on 03-28-2011

Hasegawa should win this rather one sidedly, Gonzalez is well past his prime. I'll be rooting for my countryman Hasegawa Hozumi in this one! Nippon Ganbare!

Comment by theplayerpimp on 03-27-2011

War gonzalez this is a great fight. A real toss up fight that will produce fire works and some one is going to be sparked out.

Comment by Pullcounter on 03-27-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;10294983]Hopefully gonzales can win and we can see a unification with juanma since gamboa is scared to fight juanma and would rather fight john[/QUOTE] yeah.... i hope gonzalez wins so he can unify with juanma or gamboa. hasagawa doesn't need…

Comment by EdWins on 03-27-2011

God bless Japan, I'm glad Gonzalez said he's dedicating this fight to them, they are our brothers and sisters and this should be a great fight.

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