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 DeGale: Groves Should Drop WBA Shot, Fight Me For The IBF! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Showdown in Play For April 8 Callum Smith's Trainer is Not Buying Badou Jack's Weight Issues Haye, Bellew Could Lose Licenses if Further Violence, Says Hearn Dina Thorslund Wants Mikkel Kessler as a Number Boy Lara's Trainer: Canelo is Facing Chavez Jr. at 165, No GGG at 160? Manny Pacquiao is Stumped: I Don't Know Who Jeff Horn is? Gervonta Davis Vows: I Will Be That Next Pay-Per-View Star! Michael Conlan Puts Olympics Behind Him, Has Big Career Goals Marquez Gives Canelo The Clear Edge Over Much Bigger Chavez Jr. Thurman: My Power, Speed Will Rise Above Garcia's 'Swiftness' DeGale-Jack Drew an Average of 454,000 Viewers on Showtime Thurman Hopes He and Garcia Can Draw 8 Million Viewers on CBS Cuadras Warns: Chocolatito Was Afraid, Rungvisai Might KO Him! Rob Brant's Ring Return Moves on With Late Replacement Keith Thurman to Danny Garcia: You’re Getting Knocked Out Badou Jack Vacates WBC Title, Officially Moves Up To 175-Pounds Video: Angel Garcia Talks Keith Thurman Unification Video: Keith Thurman Breaks Down Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Photos: Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman - Tense Face To Face in NY Video: Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Sound Off on Keith Thurman Video: SHO's Espinoza Discusses Future Fights on Network, More DeGale: Mayweather Talks Rubbish, Has Big Ego, All About Him Eddie Hearn Discusses The Status of Kell Brook vs. Amir Khan Photos: Michael Conlan - New York City Presser For Pro Debut Jordan Thompson Inks Frank Warren Deal Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis Finalized For April 1 Showdown Groves' Trainer Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Status of Chudinov Fight CBS to Air Garcia-Thurman; Announcement at Press Conference Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Nordic Fight Night Bouts Michael Conlan vs. Tim Ibarra Ticket Information Billy Joe Saunders Links Up With Adam Booth After Tibbs Split Manny Pacquiao's Career Could Extend Beyond 2017, Says Arum Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder is a Fraud; Highly Doubt He Fights Me Broner: Fighting Spence Would Be "Foolish" for Crawford's Career Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin-Jacobs, Canelo-Chavez, More Lawrence Okolie Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Jamie Cox: I Would Beat Eubank Jr. and Quinlan in The Same Night! Farrell Hungry To Produce Champions, Excited for McCrory Link Up Chisora To Whyte: Forget Wilder, You Need To Face Me Again
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement