Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jhonny Gonzalez Heads To Texas For Mtagwa Battle

By Miguel Rivera

Mexico's Jhonny Gonzalez, the featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), is heading from Mexico City to El Paso, Texas, where on Thursday he defends his crown against African veteran Rogers Mtagwa. Gonzalez won the WBC featherweight crown in April of this year when he knocked out Hozumi Hasegawa in four rounds. He then made ​​his first defense against Tomas Villa in July, and now makes the second defense against Mtagwa.

"I had ​​a strong preparation in the Romanza gym with my trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain, because my goal is to make as many defenses as I can and to fight the best of my division," said Gonzalez at the airport of Mexico City, as he left for Texas.

"At the gym I did a lot of sparring with fighters who have a similar style to Mtagwa and that helped me a lot. It will be a good fight considering that he is a tough opponent, which is going to give me a great test."

Tags: Jhonny Gonzalez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 09-13-2011

Gonzalez heads to Texas to get knockout by Matagwa because he passed a fight with Gamboa.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Marcos Villasana Jr. Knocks Out Jorge Luis Rodriguez In Eight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Manager, I Hold All The Numbers! Johnny Navarrete Shocks Jorge Paez Jr. - Retirement Looms? Ed Brown is Fighting For His Life After Being Shot in The Head Saunders: I Called Out GGG, Now I'm Embarrassed By Performance Michael Conlan: McGregor Will Carry Irish Flag at My Pro Debut Photos: Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand For Joseph Parker Showdown Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov - CompuBox Punch Stats Freddie Roach Impressed: Murat Gassiev Was a Beast in There Murat Gassiev vs. Denis Lebedev - CompuBox Punch Stats Billy Joe Saunders Struggles in Decision Win Over Artur Akavov Lolenga Mock, Sherman Williams Win in Aarhus, Denmark Jack Catterall Outpoints Diego Luque, Retains Fringe WBO Regional Lebedev Wants a Rematch: I Thought I Won or it Was a Draw Paul Butler Beats Alexander Cazares, Targets Jamie McDonnell Kubrat Pulev Batters, Stops Samuel Peter in Four Rounds Murat Gassiev Drops, Decisions Lebedev With Split Nod For IBF Belt Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Julius Indongo Destroys Eduard Troyanovsky in One - HUGE Upset Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey - CompuBox Punch Stats Maxim Vlasov Blasts Rakhim Chakhkiev in Wild Shootout Marcos Villasana Jr. Looks To Continue His Run in Acapulco Frank Warren: Eubank Jr is All Talk, Won't Sign To Face Saunders Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE Results From Moscow Jessie Magdaleno: Manny Robles Should Be Trainer of The Year Jose Ramirez Ready To Travel, Challenge Ricky Burns in Scotland Juan Manuel Marquez Will Enter Camp in January, No Retirement Abel Sanchez To Saunders: Stop Talking, Call To Fight Golovkin Pazienza Understands Blackwell's Desire To Put Himself at Risk Frank Warren on Flanagan's Options, Saunders' Return, More Cecilia Braekhus vs. Klara Svensson Looms For January 28 Bellew: McGegor Just Wants UFC Shares, Mayweather Drills Him Video: Thomas Dulorme on Sparring Mayweather, Joining TMT McGregor: If Mayweather Runs, I Have Other Boxing Targets! Denis Lebedev-Murat Gassiev: Pre-Fight Report Card Video: Ellerbe Talks McGregor, Mayweather, Pedraza-Davis, More Abraham Lopez Decisions Sergio Lopez at LA Fight Club Jose Ramirez Stops Issouf Kinda in Six Rounds Dana White Baffled By McGregor's Move: He's Under Contract To Me Ashley Theophane Bounces Back, Decisions Yakubu Amidu
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement