The spring season finale of Boxeo Telemundo moves forward without a hitch.
All participants made weight for Friday’s show, which airs live from Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium in Tampa, Florida. Headlining the event, former title challenger Jonathan ‘Bomba’ Gonzalez faces Armando Torres in a 10-round junior flyweight contest.
Both fighters weighed in right at the 108-pound divisional limit for their regional title fight.
Gonzalez (23-3-1, 13KOs) fights for the first time since the pandemic, having been out of the ring since a 10-round win over Saul Juarez last February in Miami, Florida. The 30-year-old southpaw from Caguas, Puerto Rico moved down to flyweight for the occasion, which came six months after causing all sorts of hell for then-unbeaten WBO flyweight titlist Kosei Tanaka in an eventual 7th round knockout loss.
Friday’s ring return marks the fifth Telemundo appearance for Gonzalez, a longtime series favorite.
Torres (26-18, 19KOs) enters the fight at the hottest point of his 23-year career. The 40-year-old Mexican slugger has won five straight, including a 10-round decision over Juan ‘Pinky’ Alejo last March, just prior to the pandemic. The current win streak is the longest for Torres since jumping out to a 7-0 career start before suffering his first loss in 2000.
The bout with Gonzalez remarkably marks Torres’ first ever in the United States.
Also on the show, Otar Eranosyan (7-0, 5KOs) and Jose Argel (8-0, 2KOs) both weighed 129 pounds for their 10-round regional junior lightweight title fight.
Eranosyan—a fast-rising Georgian prospect now based out of Miami—turned pro last August, remaining incredibly active as he fights for the eighth time in nine months. Argel fights for the first time in the United States and outside of his native Chile.
Puerto Rican amateur standout Bryan Polaco continues his pro run while waiting out his delayed appearance in the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The island’s leading chance to bring home a medal, Fajardo’s Polaco (4-0, 3KOs) weighed 157 pounds for a scheduled four-round junior middleweight contest versus locally based Boricua boxer Ivan Reyes who weighed 154 pounds.
In additional undercard action:
Mekhrubon Sanginov (10-0-1, 7KOs)—a Tajikistan-born prospect based out of Las Vegas—weighed 146 pounds, as did Uruguay’s Andres Viera (10-2, 8KOs) for their 10-round regional welterweight title fight;
Floyd Schofield (4-0, 4KOs)—an 18-year-old knockout artist from Austin, Texas—weighed 137 pounds, while Mexico’s Danny Flores weighed 139 pounds for their six-round bout above the lightweight limit.
The telecast airs live with the main event, beginning 12:00 a.m. ET.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox