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Jhonny Gonzalez Hit With Two Mandatory Obligations

By Rick Reeno

Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas - WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez was hit with two mandatory obligations by the World Boxing Council. The reason, said WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, is because the last time a fighter made a mandatory defense of the featherweight title was two years ago.

The two mandatories will be set down by ordered eliminators.

The first eliminator takes place on January 26th at the Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas - when Robinson Castellanos (20-10, 13KOs) takes on Rocky Juarez (30-10-1, 21KOs) for the WBC's Silver title. Gonzalez will have to face the winner of that fight first.

A second final eliminator was ordered, where Marvin Sonsona (19-1-1, 15KOs) would have to face unbeaten Jayson Velez (22-0, 16KOs) - and the victor of that contest would face the winner of Gonzalez vs. Juarez/Castellanos.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 12-18-2014

So this is what the WBC ment when they said they encouraged unification then!

Comment by 1hourRun on 12-17-2014

Interesting article , I had no idea its been over two years since the featherweight title was defended ; too bad for Mares considering he wants that belt back.

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 12-17-2014

[QUOTE=chiguy91;15201733]both eliminators are very nice matchups imo. gonz should be able to get through both mandos. i guess no mares rematch or unification in the immediate future since his next two fights are already lined up? we'll see what happens.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 12-17-2014

Didn't Velez just lose-draw with Gradovich? Him vs the low tier-Donaire..

Comment by chiguy91 on 12-17-2014

both eliminators are very nice matchups imo. gonz should be able to get through both mandos. i guess no mares rematch or unification in the immediate future since his next two fights are already lined up? we'll see what happens.

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