Carson, California - Joet Gonzalez (23-0, 14 KOs) of Glendora, Calif. defeated Manuel Avila (23-2-1, 8 KOs) of Fairfield, Calif. via technical knockout in the sixth round of a 10-round clash to capture the for the WBO Global and WBA Continental America Featherweight Titles.
Gonzalez won with time of 2:27 of the round just mentioned.
"I was confident because I went for it. I work hard every day in the gym," said Joet Gonzalez.
"All I do is sleep, eat and everything boxing. I am confident in myself so when I say I am going to do something, that is exactly what I am going to do."
"It was time to go. My corner was telling me to finish him. I could tell that by the second or third round, he was gassed. I knew he wouldn't be able to box long. And I got him out in the sixth."
"I want to fight any champion at 126. Anyone who is running their mouth, come down to 126 or come up or whatever. Everybody is running their mouth. Shakur Stevenson and JoJo Diaz. All I do is box, all they do is like to run their mouth on social media. Run your mouth face to face, do something then. They just say they are going to slap me around. That's girly stuff, I'm a grown man. I want the belts first but I will give it to them."
"To my new fans, I hope you enjoyed the fight. I am going to keep working hard. I don't care if I lose. I am not like these cherry pickers. I will fight the best and beat the best. I just want the champions and I will keep training hard to give you great fights."
Avila had no excuses for his defeat.
"Thank you for the support," said Manuel Avila."I will be back."