Jhonny Gonzalez Won't Face Gary Russell For Short Money

By Ryan Burton

Newly crowned WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez appeared on Tuesday's edition of BoxingScene Radio to talk about his plans for the immediate future.

Gonzalez shocked the boxing world on Saturday night with his first round knockout of the previously undefeated Abner Mares. With the win Gonzalez has a lot of different opportunities for lucrative fights.

Shortly after Gonzalez's victory, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer revealed that his company holds promotional options on Gonzalez's next three fights. He also said that if Mares opts not to take an immediate rematch with Gonzalez, he would like to see Gary Russell Jr face Gonzalez in November or December. 

Gonzalez told us that he is willing to face Russell but only if the money is right. He said that he wasn't thrilled with purse he received to face Mares. 

"I will fight anyone. Whoever my promoter puts in front of me I fight and its always been that way in my career.

"If Golden Boy wants me to fight Gary Russell Jr I have no problem with that but they need to come to an agreement with my promoter. Golden Boy paid me a very small purse for this fight and they will have to give me a good offer to face him," Gonzalez told BoxingScene Radio. 

To listen to the interview in its entirety click here:

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Bob on 09-03-2013

Gonzales deserves a good payday, if Golden Boy won't pay, give them the finger and go fight Chris John in Indonesia. He might get robbed but the money would be better

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-03-2013

Seriously doubt Jhonny takes jr 4 any $ less than $550k, & rightfully, 'bout time he get's the big payday, he's earned after getting the short end 4 so long...

Comment by ironalex on 08-29-2013

when u look thru jhonnys resume other than vasquez, hes only ever lost to it doesnt make sense for him to fight one, especially one without any defining fights. I think his best option is santa cruz, its a…

Comment by rzagza on 08-29-2013

Russell would outbox Gonzalez badly.

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 08-29-2013

[QUOTE=flint;13692706]how? russell jr is a way better fighter than gonzales. plus gary russell jr has upside.[/QUOTE] I tell you why, Russell Jr. has no fan base for once, also Johnny is the Champion. did that clear your thick sckull?

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