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Jhonny Gonzalez Returns on 2/23, Eyes Ponce Rematch

by Rene Umanzor

Jhonny Gonzalez (52-8, 45KOs) acknowledged that he is waiting for his rematch against WBC featherweight champion Daniel Ponce de León (44-4, 35KOs), who snatched the title from Gonzalez with a technical decision on 15th of September at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

There was a rematch clause in their fight contract. Gonzalez will return on February 23rd against an opponent to be confirmed, and he is already working under the command of veteran trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain. Ponce will defend the title against undefeated Jayson Velez on March 2 in New York.

"[Ponce] will have to give me the rematch because there is a signed contract. From what I understand, they did not want a second fight - but the contract stipulated that if I gave him the opportunity, and if he won, then he would have to give me a rematch when he makes his second defense of the title. It's simply fear coming from them, because they know that I will return even better," Gonzalez said.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by apocalypto on 01-15-2013

Gonzales needs to let his hands go. Both didnt do much ponce did a little more, Both respected each others power to much.

Comment by -Hyperion- on 01-15-2013

Ponce will outclass him again, and KO him...

Comment by fceeviper on 01-15-2013

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12918850][B]P.A.T.D[/B]///JCC not jr &Jhonny started @ flywt & most of his fights were bantam, not122, then moving up...try & understand the parady if you understand the word.[/QUOTE] [B]P[/B]anic! [B]a[/B]t [B]t[/B]he [B]D[/B]isco? :lol1:

Comment by bigcursedawg on 01-15-2013

Ponce stops him in a rematch.

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-15-2013

[QUOTE=fceeviper;12918618]Julio Cesar Chavez? So Jhonny (a natural 122 pounder) is going to fight a 160 pound fighter??! :lol1:[/QUOTE] P.A.T.D///JCC not jr &Jhonny started @ flywt & most of his fights were bantam, not122, then moving up...try & understand the parady…

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