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 Last update:  1/7/2013       Read more by Giancarlo Oquendo         
   
Jonathan Gonzalez Eyes April 6 Return, Title Shot
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By "Mr. Boxing" Giancarlo Oquendo

Puerto Rican junior middleweight contender Jonathan "Butter" Gonzalez (16-0-1-13 KO's), who on Friday defeated Derrik Ennis by way of a decision, hopes to get a title shot in 2013. While many people lost a little confidence in Gonzalez after he dropped the ball in his golden opportunity against former world champion Serhiy Dzinziruk (37-1-1-24 KO's), he wants to make things right in the new year. For Gonzalez that was his chance to shine in the eyes of the fans on HBO and the world. But Gonzalez believes in his talent and respects the views of his critics.
 
"Everyone has their opinion and I respect it, I relied on my talent," Gonzalez said.
 
Gonzalez said his promoter has plans to get him a title shot in 2013.
 
"We are going to return on April 6 in Las Vegas and then maybe a shot at the title. I have not chosen any (of the current champions at 154.).  The first one who will give me the opportunity, I'll be ready," said Gonzalez. 
 
Regarding WBA "regular" super welterweight champion Austin Trout, who defeated Miguel Cotto last December, Gonzalez said he is open to facing him this year.
 
"I'll fight Trout this year if I get a shot at the title," said Gonzalez.

Giancarlo Oquendo is a TV boxing analyst for the PRTV/PR Network and WQBN 1160am. Follow me on Twitter @mrboxingtab

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comment by SnakeVen0m, on 01-07-2013
Jonathan has a lot of potential. I question his dedication because of him coming in so heavy his second to last fight. I'm not sure if it's his conditioning or his style but he takes a lot of breaks and lets fighters get back into the fight. Dude has ok boxing skills. He doesn't excel at anything...

comment by PETUFF, on 01-07-2013
He need a couple more fights before a tiltle ...he is young guy he makes mistakes don"t be so hard on the Kid he have a lot to learn :boxing::boxing:

comment by PETUFF, on 01-07-2013
Put him asgaints Canelo better fight or maybe k9........... :boxing::boxing:

comment by Rikanlynx86, on 01-07-2013
[QUOTE=richardt]It's easy - Put Jonathan Gonzalez vs Kieth Thurman, unbeaten vs unbeaten and the winner moves on. Both have major flaws but the winner merits at least the next level.[/QUOTE] I am down for that.

comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO, on 01-07-2013
2 more fights against better comp then a title

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