icon Updated at 01:43 AM EDT, Sat Aug 23, 2014

Jose Gonzalez's Ring Return is Eyed For September

By Rey Colon

The vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions, Peter Rivera, has denied rumors that José "Chelo" Gonzalez (22-1, 17 KO's) is planning to retire. Gonzalez has been inactive since a TKO defeat in May 2013 to then WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns. Gonzalez, ahead 87-84 on all three of the official scorecards, retired on his stool after nine rounds citing a severe injury to his left wrist.

"No, he has not retired. He is training, ready to fight and we are moving a few pieces [for his planned return]. We hope to have him return in September, but we are missing a few little details. It will take place in Puerto Rico and the fight will serve as a way to get him ranked and then get him to where he was before," Rivera said.

Rey Colon covers boxing for thesportpress.com

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