Jose Gonzalez, Jonathan Oquendo Win in Toa Baja
By Jhonny Gonzalez
Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico - The third edition of "A Piuno Limpio" saw lightweight Jose Gonzalez (16-0, 12 KOs) stop Jose G. “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. (14-7, 12 KOs) in five rounds. Cuevas, who took more than his fair share of punishment in the contest, was unable to come out for the sixth round. Gonzalez grabs the vacant WBO NABO lightweight title.
Jonathan Oquendo (21-2, 14 KOs) blew away late replacement Adolfo Landeros (21-20-1, 10 KOs) in the very first round of a super bantamweight bout after landing a big combination of punches. Oquendo continues to inch forward in the WBO ratings, on his way to a crack at the champion Jorge Arce of Mexico.
Hot super flyweight prospect Jonathan Gonzalez (3-0, 3 KOs) stopped Ivan Moxey (2-4, 1 KO) in the second round of action. Gonzalez in his third bout since making his pro debut on April 1st of this year. He was set to fight on the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley card on May 7th, but the opponent fell out at the last moment and no replacement was secured in time.