Jhonny Gonzalez Drills Savi, Carlos Molina Beats Sanchez

By Miguel Rivera

Centro de Convenciones Tlanepantla, Mexico - Former triple world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (60-10, 50 KOs) stopped Justin Savi (28-5-2, 18 KOs) in two rounds to retain the WBC International silver super featherweight title. Gonzalez dropped Savi in rounds one and two.

In the co-featured attraction, former IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina (25-6-2, 8 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Reyes Sanchez (26-8-2, 15 KOs). The scores were 80-72, 79-73, 78-74.

Molina has now dropped down in weight and is competing as a welterweight. He wants to get a world title at 147 before the end of the year.

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For Gonzalez, it was his first time in the ring since last December, when he beat Japanese fighter Hurricane Futa on points in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Gonzalez is still looking to get his career in order after a lackluster 2015.

The Mexican veteran was knocked out in four rounds, losing his WBC featherweight championship to Gary Russell Jr. in March. He moved up to super featherweight and stopped Kazuki Hasimoto of Japan in two rounds.

Gonzalez then returned on September 12th, as part of the Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard and lost a twelve round majority decision to Jonathan Oquendo of Puerto Rico. Then came the fight against Futa, which Gonzalez won with a twelve round unanimous decision.

Savi was in action last month and went to a six round draw with Fatiou Fassinou. Prior to that, last December, he lost an eight round decision to unbeaten countryman Rafael Mensah.

Gonzalez wants to get a world title fight by the end of the year. In the last few months his name has been mentioned by several top fighters as a potential future opponent.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 285Kid on 04-03-2016

He's getting a title shot this is boxing

Comment by Gentblue on 04-03-2016

[QUOTE=Bajingo;16580839]He's slipped since then... old ass K9 beat him easy.[/QUOTE] That had more too do with Lay off vs slippage

Comment by Bajingo on 04-03-2016

[QUOTE=Gentblue;16580586]Nobody at 147 is going to fight Molina. This guy gave Lara hell what do you think he does to everyone else?[/QUOTE] He's slipped since then... old ass K9 beat him easy.

Comment by nycsmooth on 04-03-2016

Not much 4 JG/Did what he should've but will have trouble w/elite...why only 8 rounds 4 Mina...not a good show from what I saw on televisa, especially after the Zamora ko of Ando two weeks back, that was xciting..

Comment by Zaroku on 04-03-2016

Me, and my Chihuahua Jhonny, are big fans of Jhonny's!! Hence the name, with intentional misspelling!

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