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Photos: Hozumi Hasegawa, Jhonny Gonzalez Face To Face

By Joaquin Trejo

Kobe, Japan - During the final press conference to the promote Friday's big tripleaheader, Mexico's Jhonny Gonzalez bowed when he was introduced to the press, a sign of great respect for the Japanese, but when he took the podium he said - "I had a long, long journey and I waited for a long time to get this fight and I am ready to be world champion again."

WBC featherweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa said - "This fights is dedicated to Japan, and the victory will be a way to lift the encouragement of my people. "

The fight with Hasegawa at the World Memorial Hall, which is a beautiful setting for boxing. The conference was attended by Gonzalez's promoter Reginald Kuchle, trainer Ignacio Beristain, as well as Mauricio Sulaiman of the WBC.

"I know that Hasegawa is a great fighter, and an idol here in Japan, but I'll do my job to take home the crown," Gonzalez said.

For his part, the world champion said  - "my country is still in mourning over everything that has happened in the recent weeks and the only thing left for me to give is the joy of winning this fight. I will leave everything on the ring."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GreatRubdini on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=ippo;10336080]hasegawa is going to win this easy,[B]montiel got lucky against hozumi[/B],he lost all 3 rounds and just got caught at the end of the 4th round,could of happened to anyone.[/QUOTE] Yeah Gonzalez got lucky too... :owned:

Comment by LeadUppercut on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=Shadows;10339507]BTW, I read that Hasegawa came in at 125.75, Gonzalez at 124.75.[/QUOTE] Thanks....

Comment by theplayerpimp on 04-07-2011

[QUOTE=F l i c k e r;10339384]Interesting. I expect a full 12 rounder. Hozumi will win decisively. He loss alot of power moving up but at the same time, he got alot of his power from impeccable timing. Even then,…

Comment by JmH Reborn on 04-07-2011

Man how old is Hasegawa? He looks like he's been through hell in his life I want to find a stream for this

Comment by Shadows on 04-07-2011

BTW, I read that Hasegawa came in at 125.75, Gonzalez at 124.75.

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