Jonathan Oquendo Drops, Stuns Jhonny Gonzalez

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Jonathan Oquendo (26-4, 16KOs) picks up the biggest win of his career with an unexpected ten round majority decision over former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-10, 49KOs). The scores were 94-94, 95-93, 98-90. Both fighters were down in the contest.

Gonzalez, who moved up to super featherweight in search of a new title, has now lost two of three fights in 2015. He lost his WBC featherweight crown to Gary Russell Jr. in March.

Gonzalez may not have the quickest hands, but he's still one of the best one punch hitters in the sport - and he also has a very questionable chin. The unexpected loss to Oquendo, who is a blow up featherweight at best, will force him to consider the option of retirement.

He dropped Oquendo with a flash knockdown in the first round with the first shot he landed. Oquendo returned the favor by dropping Gonzalez hard at the end of the second and had the former champ in serious trouble. Gonzalez, who suffered a minor around his right eye from the assault, was able to survive. Luckily for Gonzalez, he had fully recovered by the third round.

Oquendo was pushing the action by walking Gonzalez down. Gonzalez was a little gun-shy after taking that big shot in the second and wasn't looking to engage in exchanges. Qqouendo continued to let his hands go, pushing forward and not allowing Gonzalez to plant his feet for one of his big power shots. The distance was closing in the second half when the two of them were fighting more often on the inside.

During the eight, a bad cut opened up above the left eye of Oquendo, as Gonzalez was working his way back into the fight. At the same time, Gonzalez face was falling apart from the bruising pace of the fight. They continued to trade on the inside until the final bell.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Divine Hammer on 09-13-2015

gonzalez is frickin done.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 09-13-2015

Gonzo's body work went hugely unnoticed this fight could've gone either way but might be the best possible ending for Jhonny now he can have a farewell fight in Mexico and call it a career , although a fight w/Rocky…

Comment by 1hourRun on 09-13-2015


Comment by Realboxingfan1 on 09-13-2015

[QUOTE=bambam182;16043314]What do you call a gay Mexican? Puerto Rican lol[/QUOTE] :haha::haha:

Comment by glenn mcrory on 09-13-2015

Bet Jhonny still feels good about signing with Haymon. :lol1:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (28)
Top Headlines Photos: Michael Dutchover, Bergman Aguilar Ready For Battle Chocolatito Wants To Take Things Slow, Adapt More To 115 Lemieux on Canelo: I'll Be The Underdog, I Can Surprise Everyone Photos: Victor Ortiz, John Molina Come Together For Media Day Amir Khan: People Think I Can't Take a Shot Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Tomas Rojas on October 6, Mexico City Trey Lippe-Morrison Back in Training With Roach at Wild Card Joe Noynay Breaks Foe To Retain, Toyogon Vaporizes Bolcio Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Miguel Beltran - Go Face To Face Alimkhanuly, Ualikhanov Set To Make Top Rank Debuts Joe Cortez Joins Devin Haney Promotions Magsayo, Brian Norman, Mendoza, Brandun Lee Back on 10/6 Lomachenko-Pedraza Shifts To MSG on 12/8, New Plans For 12/1 Gamboa: Me and Juanma Felt Marlins Park Was Perfect For Event HBO's Lampley: Overwhelming Majority Saw Golovkin Win, Twice Photos: Price vs. Kuzmin, Campbell vs. Mendy - Face To Face Charr Shocked as Positive Drug Tests Cancel Oquendo Fight Photos: Joshua, Povetkin - Face To Face at Final Press Conference O'Shaquie Foster Motivated To Shock Jon Fernandez on ShoBox Joshua Prepared For 'Good Scrap;' Hopes to Stop Povetkin in 8th Ryan Garcia Believes Tyson Fury Will Upset Deontay Wilder Bob Arum: HBO and Showtime Don't Belong In Boxing Anymore Whyte: I'll Get In Joshua's Head, Knock Him Out In Our Rematch Hearn: If Fury is KO'd By Wilder, The Joshua Fight Never Happens James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me!

Latest Active Forum Threads