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Jonathan Gonzalez Eyes April 6 Return, Title Shot

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

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;12895738]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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