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: http://tobtr.com/s/5196577
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