Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jose Gonzalez: Health is The Most Important Thing

By "Mr. Boxing" Giancarlo Oquendo

Upon his arrival at the airport, as he landed back to Puerto Rico, lightweight contender José "Chelo" Gonzalez discussed Saturday's ninth round TKO loss to WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns in Glasgow, Scotland. Gonzalez started very strong and controlled much of the fight. Gonzalez was up on the cards 87-84, but he badly injured his left wrist and that prevented him from coming out for the tenth round.

"We always have heart, we are fighters, we are Puerto Ricans and I always go out to fight in every one of my fights but health is always the most important thing. We are nothing without health," Chelo González expressed to Mr. Boxing.

Gonzalez was bothered that he couldn't make good on his promise to return home to Puerto Rico and present his mother with the title, but the pain was more than he could stand. Chelo was received at the airport with by a handful of fans as well as his family and friends.

Gonzalez expressed his willingness to travel back to Scotland to challenge Burns in a rematch.

Giancarlo Oquendo is a TV Boxing Analyst and he is part of the podcast "Boxeo Estelar Radio." Follow him on Twitter @mrboxingtab

Tags: Jose Gonzalez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ray* on 05-13-2013

They should deport him.

Comment by Hougigo on 05-13-2013

Injured or not, he just didn't want it bad enough. Real champs, you have to take them out of the ring in a stretcher

Comment by richardt on 05-13-2013

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;13363583]So, you have inside knowledge of the extent of his injuries? Please, share it with us.[/QUOTE]And you have proof of the type of injury??????? Cause last I checked, fighters have fought through greater injuries earlier in a fight and held…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-13-2013

[QUOTE=richardt;13363456]This is going to cost Chelo big. Many fighters have fought through worse injuries that they sustained much earlier in a fight.[/QUOTE] So, you have inside knowledge of the extent of his injuries? Please, share it with us.

Comment by el_mas_chingon on 05-13-2013

[QUOTE=humanpunchingbg;13363491]"Carajo! Polque no pudo avel sido Mejicano?!" "Damn it! Why couldn't he have been Mexican?!" :banghead:[/QUOTE] Lmao:boxing:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (28)
Top Headlines Rex Tso Ready To Raise His Level For Kohei Kono Showdown Dana White Fires Back, Lashes Out at "Senile F***" Bob Arum McGregor: I Told Malignaggi - 'You Look Stupid, Get Over The Photo' Edis Tatli, Francesco Patera Rematch Agreement is Reached Cunningham: I'm Prepared To Do Whatever To Get The Job Done Klitschko Praises Floyd, Says McGregor Reminds Him of Fight Club Marciano's Son: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0 With Win! Video: Joe Cortez Discusses Mayweather vs. McGregor, More Payano Easily Out-Boxes Santiago, Wins Unanimous Decision Ladarius Miller Beats Jamel Herring; Ashley Theophane Loses Photos: Jack-Cleverly, Cunningham-Tabiti - FaceOffs at T-Mobile Video: Malignaggi Discusses Conor McGregor Confrontation Photos: Mayweather, McGregor - Grand Arrivals at T-Mobile McGregor: Mayweather Praying That I’m Struggling to Make Weight Video: McGregor, Malignaggi Nearly Erupt at T-Mobile Arena McGregor, Malignaggi in Heated Confrontation at Grand Arrivals Video: Mayweather, McGregor Camps Near Scuffle at T-Mobile Cleverly Feels Win Over Badou Jack Will Secure Andre Ward Shot Mayweather Believes McGregor is Struggling To Make Weight Carl Frampton is Urged To Sign Promotional With Eddie Hearn Crawford-Indongo Telecast Averaged 965,000 Viewers on ESPN Former Sparring Partner Admits McGregor Was Not Hard To Hit Eubank Jr: Mayweather Will Be More Aggressive, Will Go For KO Shane McGuigan Removes Carl Frampton From Twitter Bio Mayweather-McGregor News; Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov, More TMT's DeJuan Blake: McGregor is Awkward, Mayweather is Ready Paul Hyland vs Stephen Ormond on October 21 in Belfast Jeff Horn: I'd Fight Mayweather Like Maidana Did - But Consistent! Cotto Unfazed By All the Attention Paid to Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Head: McGregor is Younger, Stronger, Longer, Big Puncher Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Post-Undisputed Report Card McGregor's Trainer: No Doubt Mayweather Gets Knocked Out! Estrada Training Hard, Expects High Drama With Carlos Cuadras Euro News: Virgilijus Stapuliones, Frenois vs. Dib, More Ellerbe: Mayweather Brought Boxing Back, People Talking Again! Malignaggi: The Boxing World is Laughing at McGregor! Roy Jones Jr. and BeIN Sports Ink Television Deal For Events Harmonito Dela Torre Furious Over Saul Rodriguez Withdrawal McGregor KO Would Resonate Far Beyond Weekend in Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo Took Mayweather Fight Too Soon, Better for It
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement