Mayweather-Berto: Jhonny Gonzalez-Jonathan Oquendo?

By Carlos Boogs

According to sources in Mexico, Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49KOs) is potentially going to face Jonathan Oquendo (25-4, 16KOs) of Puerto Rico on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto Showtime Pay-Per-View, taking place on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The fight would add another Mexico vs. Puerto Rico flavor to the card. Puerto Rico's Roman 'Rocky' Martinez is already part of the card, defending his WBO super featherweight title against Mexico Orlando Salido in a rematch.

Also on the show, Badou Jack will be defending his WBC super middleweight against mandatory challenger George Groves of the UK.

Gonzalez was approached about the idea of facing IBF champion Jose Pedraza and turned that option down, as he would lose his standing in the WBC's rankings where he's close to a lucrative fight with champion Takashi Miura of Japan.

Gonzalez is continuing to rebuild after suffering a fourth round TKO loss in March to Gary Russell Jr. He came back on August 1 and blasted out Kazuki Hashimoto in two rounds. Oquendo fought on March 6th, winning a ten round decision over Gabino Cota.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Aztekkas on 08-08-2015

They are trying to set up this PPV on the sturdy shoulders of he Mexico vs Puerto Rico rivalry. Hilarious. I got the perfect name for the car... Latin Fury feat. Mayweather.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 08-08-2015

Good scrap oquendo can win this fight

Comment by lagako10 on 08-08-2015

from undercard to main event was all full of garbage!

Comment by -MAKAVELLI- on 08-08-2015

Salido-Martinez 2 is the most interesting fight on that card IMO

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