Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jhonny Gonzalez Eyes Garcia-Salido Winner, Move To 130

By Ryan Burton

Jhonny Gonzalez (52-7) has entered the final stage of his training camp for his upcoming Showtime televised fight against Daniel Ponce De Leon (43-4), taking place on September 15th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The all Mexican showdown serves as the co-feature bout to the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez versus Josesito Alvarez main event. On Tuesday's edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio show, Gonzalez said that his on track to enter the fight in peak condition.

"Right now I am about 80% through my training.  There still are 3 more weeks left of camp. When I get to the end I will be at 100%," Gonzalez stated.

I asked the 5'7" Gonzalez if he has thought about moving up to 130 pounds at some point in his career.  The current WBC featherweight champion and former super bantamweight champion said that he does plan on moving up in the near future. 

"I am focused on Ponce De Leon. I don't want to disrespect him but after the fight if everything goes as planned we will look to fight even stronger fighters at 126 then look to fight a champion at 130 next year. I want to be a champion in three divisions. That is important to me," Gonzalez told The Boxing Lab.

Gonzalez has a plan to achieve his lofty goals.  If everything goes well against Ponce De Leon, he will look to unify titles and then move up to the super featherweight division.

"I wanted to unify titles with Orlando Salido but he's fighting Mikey Garcia now. I would like to fight the winner of that fight and then move up to 130," Gonzalez revealed.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/3532747

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

Tags: Jhonny Gonzalez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 08-23-2012

with Beristain in his corner Johnny is a whole diferent animal....call them the dinamic duo. Waaar johnny!!!!! I like them both, but I definetlyhave to go with Gonzalez by stopage in the 7 or 8th round.

Comment by US Dirk Killer on 08-23-2012

Do it do it do it

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 08-23-2012

[QUOTE=Contenders;12446887]Ponce de Leon might put this guy to sleep, so Jhonny better stay 100% focused on the task at hand and not even be talking about who he wants to fight next. This is gonna be a great fight -…

Comment by ddangerous on 08-23-2012

Exactly. Dude needs to concentrate on the task at hand. Ponce is no stiff. Just ask Broner. :la:

Comment by Contenders on 08-23-2012

Ponce de Leon might put this guy to sleep, so Jhonny better stay 100% focused on the task at hand and not even be talking about who he wants to fight next. This is gonna be a great fight -…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Video: Demetrius Andrade on Culcay Fight, Wanting Erislandy Lara Schaefer: I Sort of Left on Top, Boxers Are Happy To Have Me Back! Video: Mikey Garcia, Schaefer on Getting McGregor in The Ring Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz - CompuBox Historical Review Molina Weighs 143.2 On Second Try; Gives Money to Crawford Video: Errol Spence on Status of Kell Brook Shot, Garcia-Thurman Video: Naazim Richardson Reacts To Parting With Bernard Hopkins Photos: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs. Leon Harth - Official Weigh-In Photos: Terence Crawford vs. John Molina - Official Weigh-In Anthony Joshua Throws Weight Behind Members-Only London Gym Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Official Weigh-In Erik Skoglund Gets TKO Victory: Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren Win Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Found Murdered in Guadalajara No Drama In L.A.: Cuellar, Mares, Charlo, Williams Make Weight Menard, Beltran Make Weight for HBO Co-Feature Molina Weighs In at 144 Pounds for 140-Pound Crawford Fight Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Dominik Britsch - On Weight For War Paul Gallen Beats Junior Paulo, Vows To KO Ryan Carr Next Concepcion vs. Yafai Still On, WBA Belt At Stake For Yafai Only Adrien Broner Hit For Damages in Sex Tape Lawsuit Photos: Jayson Velez vs. Alfredo Santiago, Serrano-Silgado Weigh-in Light-Heavy, Trainer Banned Over Nick Blackwell Readmission Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Lands on BoxNation Video: Joshua, Molina, Chisora, Whyte, Ortiz, Taylor Weigh-In Hozumi Hasegawa in Shock Retirement, Won't Defend WBC Belt Photos: Yafai on Point, Concepcion Overweight and Loses Belt Photos: Joshua vs. Molina, Chisora vs. Whyte - Official Weigh-in Randy Caballero, Golden Boy Reach Deal To Extend Promotional Lipinets' Manager: Troyanovsky Had No Chin, Indongo Ours in 2017 Abner Mares: I'm Not Scared of Cuellar's Power; I Hit Hard, Too Wladimir Klitschko: I Want To Fight The Very Best Anthony Joshua Charlo: Not Much Left For Me at 154; I'm Not Afraid of Golovkin! Frank Warren Talks Parker-Ruiz, Joshua Revealing McCracken Link Quigg: I Have To Keep Winning, Build Buzz For Frampton Rematch Bob Arum Reflects on Kicking Out Anthony Mundine, Praises Horn Paul Gallen Losing Hope of Landing Sonny Bill Williams Clash Amir Khan Family Dispute To Be Part of New Reality Show? Anthony Joshua Sees No Need To Use Chisora-Whyte WWE Tactics Roach: Pacquiao-Crawford Possible, I like Pacquiao-Canelo Better Joselito Velazquez To Face Eduardo Casimero in Pro Debut
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement