Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jhonny Gonzalez Not Pleased, Wants Ponce Rematch

By Luis Sandoval

It was a rough night for Jhonny Gonzalez as he lost his world title to Daniel Ponce De Leon via technical decision. After numerous head clashes, the final one in the 8th round produced a deep gash over Gonzalez’s right eye and forced the ringside doctor to stop the fight. Since it was after 4 rounds, rules state you have to go to the scorecards and De Leon received the nod as all 3 judges had him winning.

Gonzalez spoke to BoxingScene after the fight and informed he wasn’t happy with the judges scoring in the fight.

“We had it in mind that a decision would not go in our favor. They showed me the scores the judges had and I don't feel I was losing the whole fight but they saw it that way. This loss doesn't hurt as much because we already knew we had the judges against us due to Golden Boy being the promoter. We had to knock him out or else we weren't going to win” said Gonzalez.

A second fight between both combatants is almost assured as there was a rematch clause in place and Gonzalez definitely plans to exercise it; but he doesn’t want the fight in Las Vegas or the United States period.

“Right now we are going to rest and recover from this cut and let it heal. I think for next year the rematch is secure but in Mexico City where the judges will be neutral and don't favor a fighter” Gonzalez would tell BoxingScene.

Gonzalez plans to take an interim fight before facing De Leon again next year in hopes of regaining his title.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 09-18-2012

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;12525386]Well Jhonny, two of the three Showtime announcers had the fight in favor of Ponce; and they're the most unbiased commentators in the US (unlike HBO). So STFU!!![/QUOTE] I got Johnny winning by two rounds, he put the most…

Comment by ddangerous on 09-18-2012

Rematch? :nonono: This fight was abysmal.

Comment by fraubau on 09-18-2012

was surprised at how ponce did but still it wasnt much of a fight to me. rematch? not so bad but ponce just gona finish what he started.

Comment by 4Corners on 09-18-2012

Ponce won the fight, was clearly the better fighter. I'd rather see Ponce unify with Caballero, Dib, Garcia/Salido.

Comment by Phantomas on 09-18-2012

A rematch is due, we need to see the whole movie.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Bellew: Haye Sh*t Himself With Klitschko, His Best Win is Mormeck! Virgil Hunter: Khan-Pacquiao is 50-50; Manny Can Still Fight Luke Campbell: I Want Mendy Rematch, Want To Make Him Suffer David Allen May Return On Haye-Bellew; Yafai Will Box In Germany Shakhnazaryan vs. Rivera, Sargsyan vs. Pavko, 3/17 in Moscow Dmitry Bivol Eyes American Return, Nathan Cleverly's WBA Title Anthony Joshua on Rumors He Was Knocked Out in Sparring Ward vs. Kovalev Rematch Talks Finally Underway - For June 17? "Fighting Words" - Wilder’s Equalizer Makes Up For His Minuses Pacquiao vs. Khan Will Happen in UAE, Says Michael Koncz Deontay Wilder Fears His Power Might Kill Someone in The Ring Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury To Land on May 6th Carlos Adames Stops Jean Carlos Prada in Two Rounds Photos: Krzysztof Zimnoch Gets Revenge, Stops Mike Mollo Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne Rematch Ordered By WBC Junior Fa is Pumped After U.S. Debut on Wilder-Washington Video: Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. - Face To Face at HBO Promo Taping Haye Being Investigated By British Board Over Threats To Bellew Video: Deontay Wilder, Dominic Breazeale Scuffle in Hotel Lobby Eleider Alvarez: I Hope to Get Adonis Stevenson on April 29 Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington - CompuBox Punch Stats Khan Knew That One Day He Would Get Pacquiao in The Ring Tommy Coyle Fractures Left Eye Socket On Winning Return Izu Ugonuh: I Just Got Tired; I’m Still a Dangerous Man to Fight Washington Trainer: No Problem with Stoppage Against Wilder Breazeale: I Was Attacked by Wilder, Mob in Front of Wife, Kids Photos: Deontay Wilder Overcomes Washington With TKO Win Photos: Dominic Breazeale Blasts Out Izu Ugonoh in Wild War Haye Explains His Plan To Brutally Drill Bellew, End His Career Canelo vs. Golovkin Deal is Close, Says Golden Boy President Wilder, Breazeale Get Into Post-Fight Altercation in Hotel Lobby! Photos: Rey Vargas Beats Gavin McDonnell - Captures WBC Belt Bellew on Haye: He Spends Christmas in Miami, Not With His Kids Photos: Jarrett Hurd Stops Tony Harrison - Captures IBF Title Amir Khan Vows To Beat Manny Pacquiao, Rips 'Hater' Eddie Hearn Horn's Promoter: I Don't Believe Pacquiao-Khan Deal For April! Hadillah Mohoumadi vs. Serhiy Demchenko For Vacant EU Title Koncz Confirms Pacquiao-Khan Deal, Says More Details Next Week BJ Flores Debuts at Heavyweight: Caleb Plant, Nyambayar Win Washington: I Got Impatient, I Went For It and Wilder Caught Me
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement