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