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Jhonny Gonzalez: I'm Still Going After Yuriorkis Gamboa

By Miguel Rivera

WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez has vowed to continue his pursuit of Yuriorkis Gamboa. Gonzalez returned to action on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. He knocked out challenger Tomas Villa in four rounds, and broke the challenger's jaw in the process. Gonzalez, trained by Nacho Beristain, wants a shot at Gamboa, although the Cuban's camp has publically revealed that Gonzalez's team rejected a six figure deal for a September 10 clash. Gamboa will now likely face Daniel Ponce De Leon on the date.

"It was a tough at first [with Villa]. He hits hard and he was very attentive all the time. But I began to gradually dominate him until the knockout. And when the opportunity for the knockout came, I didn't let it go. I knew I could win by knockout because I repared well for this match. Now, we are still going to [continue to] pursue the Cuban Gamboa," Gonzalez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by caredjo on 07-11-2011

[QUOTE=lluisone;10824581]Juanma can beat this guy easy .......wait until he beat salido ...then you face juanma nice fight:boxing:[/QUOTE] :nonono: but it might be a good fight.

Comment by lluisone on 07-11-2011

Juanma can beat this guy easy .......wait until he beat salido ...then you face juanma nice fight:boxing:

Comment by BoxerDood on 07-10-2011

[QUOTE=El Jesus;10820188]to be fair its not like Gonzalez is a career featherweight himself.[/QUOTE] But he's been there for almost four years. This was Hasegawa's second fight.What has Gonzalez done aside from that victory? Beat the crappy version of Montiel that…

Comment by lightsout_finit on 07-10-2011

Jhonny Gonzalez is a p4p one of the hardest punchers......... He'd have a chance in this fight.............. :)

Comment by Hiei on 07-10-2011

jhonny has a good chance of beating him he has a lot of power

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