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Jhonny Gonzalez Confident of Reclaiming WBC Belt

By Osiris Mendez Cruz

Former multi-division champion Jhonny Gonzalez (52-8, 45KOs) is hoping to get his hands on Daniel Ponce de Leon in the first half of the year. Gonzalez lost his title to Ponce De Leon on September 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. A clash of heads opened up a bad cut in the eight round, forcing the figtht to an early end and giving Ponce a unanumous decision win to win Gonzalez's WBC featherweight title.

Ponce will defend the title against dangerous Puerto Rican boxer Jayson Velez on March 2. Gonzalez plans to fight in early February with a venue and opponent to be determined in the coming days. Gonzalez's team have a rematch clause to face Ponce and plan to meet him by the midway point of the year.

"Ponce will defend his title in March and we will fight in early February. What we want is to get into a rhythm and then collect our revenge. I'm sure that we will recover the WBC featherweight title and we will work hard to do so. If Ponce wins the fight, the rematch with him could be in June or July," said Gonzalez.

"Last week I spoke with [WBC President] Jose Sulaiman and discussed this situation regarding the pending fight with Ponce de Leon and he handed me his full support. He said that the WBC supports me - so automatically whoever wins that fight will have to face me, and that makes me happy and motivated to resume being a world champion."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 01-02-2013

Jhonny needs 2 fight now, been almost 4 months & vs Daniel the cut promted what would have been a PDL UD 12...tuf divsion but Jhonny's fun 2 watch...good luck 2 him in 2013...

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 01-02-2013

I wouldn't count on Gonzalez but he for damn sure better go back to the drawing board because what he did in the first fight got him out worked and out boxed by De Leon so he better come with…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 01-02-2013

I'm sure after jayson beats ponce he would fight Gonzalez to boost up his résumé even more

Comment by bigcursedawg on 01-02-2013

[QUOTE=MrFynest;12879064]Whatever! During the fight Gonzalez was already fading and had gotten dropped. He was ready to go in about 2 more rounds.[/QUOTE] I agree. I would much rather see Ponce fight the winner of Salido Garcia.

Comment by MrFynest on 01-02-2013

Whatever! During the fight Gonzalez was already fading and had gotten dropped. He was ready to go in about 2 more rounds.

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