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Jonathan Gonzalez Vows To Be More Dedicated in Return

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Junior middleweight Jonathan Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13KOs) says there were several issues in his recent training camp, which hurt his ability to make weight for Saturday's HBO televised fight with former WBO champion Sergeri Dzinziruk.

The boxer weighed no more than 156-pounds for any of his previous fights. Last Friday the Puerto Rican prospect came on the scale at 163-pounds, nine more pounds than his division limit. By the time he entered the ring, the boxer says he weighed 172-pounds.

The fight ended in a twelve round draw.

Gonzalez promises to be more dedicated for his future fights and there are discussions taking place to bring him back in November.

"I feel good. Everyone saw me winning [the fight], although I don't feel satisfied," Gonzalez told Marcos Meijas.

"[In the fight] I felt good, but I got a little tired. However I finished strong. I must be more dedicated [for future fights], and I am not going to rest until I become world champion."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chiguy91 on 09-03-2012

yeah missing weight by that much, there's no excuse. i think he did enough to win tbh, but putting up such a sloppy performance, i guess the draw was deserving. not sure if hbo will have him back for a…

Comment by beast702 on 09-03-2012

This guys a disgrace there's no excuse for not making weight. People like him, Rios, and Broner all cheat the fans and the fighters they are fighting. Jus make weight and fight that's your job.

Comment by rogdogx on 09-03-2012

Former transvestite steet hoooker Jhoana Gonzalez failed to make weight by 9 freakin pounds. I don't want to see this bum fight on HBO anymore. I can understand missing weight by a pound or 2. This bum failed to make…

Comment by Hougigo on 09-03-2012

Well, weight definitely slowed him down. I was sitting down behind his promoter and he was constantly being told by someone over the phone that Johnny was up big... just needed to stay active.

Comment by mike gonzalez on 09-03-2012

jtcs1981, thanks for correcting me arroz con pollo is rice and chicken or poultry, not rice and beans. Jonathan Gonzalez, please do yourself a favor, runnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

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