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 Last update:  12/31/2013       Read more by Rene Umanzor         
   
Jhonny Gonzalez Could Target Mikey Garcia After Mares
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By Rene Umanzor

The rematch with Abner Mares is likely going to be the final fight at 126-pounds for WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (55-8, 47KOs). 2013 was a big year for Gonzalez, who catapulted himself back in the spotlight with first round stoppage of previously undefeated Abner Mares.

Gonzalez is motivated to become a three division world champion and wants to make a move to super featherweight in 2014. He was scheduled to face Mares in a rematch on February 15th, but Mares withdrew on Monday with a rib injury. Gonzalez is waiting for a new date.

"It's been a good year, and the best years for me are still to come. It is my dream to become a world champion in three different weight divisions. I have no doubt that I can do it, plus I love new challenges. There are great fighters in that division like Mikey Garcia, who is the best at that weight and I would not pass up a fight against him," said Gonzalez.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

Tags: Jhonny Gonzalez , Mikey Garcia


 

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comment by R.L. Malpica, on 01-01-2014
I'd love to see that fight.. it would be short, but Jhonny would leave it all in the ring. If it happens, I hope it takes place in Texas!

comment by nycsmooth, on 01-01-2014
1st things 1st...met Jhonny several times , 1 of the nicest human beings 1 could meet...I wish him nothing but success...

comment by Doctor_Tenma, on 01-01-2014
[QUOTE=Tyler_Durden]You can't say anything bad about Johnny Gonzalez, he's a great fighter and a man of a few words, he always goes in to fights and just does his job which is awesome of him. Wish him great luck and hope he's able to carry out his plans and embark on his super featherweight journ...

comment by SaldanaCC, on 01-01-2014
Mikey is to big to powerful for jhonny easy ko for garcia!

comment by thiefery, on 12-31-2013
[QUOTE=ColdBlooded]He'll have to wait until the options with Golden Boy run out. Anybody know how many fights Golden Boy has him for?[/QUOTE] Ain't no way Schaffer will let the chance of that belt go to Garcia...

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