Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mayweather-Berto: Jhonny Gonzalez-Oquendo is Official

LAS VEGAS - Former three-time world champion and Mexican power-puncher Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49 KOs) will take on Puerto Rico's Jonathan "Polvo" Oquendo (25-4, 16 KOs) in a 10-round junior lightweight showdown that will open up HIGH STAKES: Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto, the live, four-fight, SHOWTIME PPV® event on Saturday, September 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions LLC., are priced at $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500, $300 and $150 and are on sale now. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per household for all ticket prices except the $150 ticket category, which is limited to four (4) per household. To charge by phone or with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com .
 
"This will be an attractive fight for the fans as we all know that the sporting rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico always generates great battles," said Gonzalez. "Oquendo is a fighter who always goes forward and who likes to exchange blows.  I will demonstrate that I have the desire to return to the top and fight for a world championship. Participating on a Floyd Mayweather event is a great opportunity for me and I will make the most of it."
 
"This opportunity against Jhonny Gonzalez is very important because I will face a former world champion and will be part of a great show headlined by Floyd Mayweather," said Oquendo. "It's an honor for me to be part of the undercard of this event. I'm excited to share the stage with my countryman Rocky Martinez, who also has a big fight against Orlando Salido, so there are two wars between Puerto Rico and Mexico. We are training hard to get in top condition for this fight."
 
"Boxing fans are in for a great night of action from start to finish with the addition of the Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Jonathan Oquendo matchup," said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. "This will be another chapter in the Mexico vs. Puerto Rico boxing rivalry. I have no doubt that both men will leave it all in the ring on September 12 and live up to the historic event."
 
The main event features the final fight in the extraordinary career of boxing's pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) as he takes on former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) in a 12-round battle for Mayweather's WBC and WBA 147-pound titles. Mayweather will look to match the 49-0 mark of late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano and reaffirm his claim as "The Best Ever."
 
Two stellar world championship fights will also be included on the pay-per-view telecast.
Roman "Rocky" Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KOs) will risk his WBO Junior Lightweight title in a rematch against the boxer he dethroned, four-time world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (42-13-2, 29 KOs). Their first fight in April of this year is considered by many to be a leading candidate for Fight of the Year. In addition, Badou Jack "The Ripper" (19-1-1, 12 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC Super Middleweight World title against mandatory challenger "Saint" George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs).
 
With the Gonzalez vs. Oquendo fight added to the jam-packed SHOWTIME PPV telecast, boxing fans are in for a night of action from top to bottom that features two more additions to the Mexico vs. Puerto Rico boxing rivalry, three world championship fights and the final bout of the greatest fighter of this generation.
 
One of the best Mexican fighters of this era, Mexico City's Gonzalezhas held world championships at 118 and 126 pounds, defeating the likes of Hall-of-Famer Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson and former world champions Fernando Montiel, Irene Pacheco, and Hozumi Hasegawa along the way. His most recent championship winning performance came via a stunning first round knockout of three-division champion Abner Mares which earned him the WBC Featherweight World Title. He would defend the title twice before losing to Gary Russell Jr. but the 33-year-old bounced back earlier this month by knocking out Kazuki Hashimoto.
 
A top contender from Bayamon, Puerto Rico Oquendo has won 11 of his last 13 fights, including his most recent victory over Gabino Cota in March. The 32-year-old owns victories over Joe Luis Araiza, Eden Sonsona, Alejandro Montiel and top prospect Guillermo Avila. He will fight for the sixth time in his career at MGM Grand when he enters the ring on September 12.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by One-Time on 08-21-2015

Lmao.... Wow... What will Floyd think of next... This guy really thinks beating PAC made him tbe lol that's like Lewis thinking he was the best by beating Tyson... Damn what happened to boxing ... Aldo vs mcgregor anyone ?…

Comment by sugarsmosley_ on 08-20-2015

just bought the ppv, cant wait :lol1: already BBQ'd steaks and have the fruit salad ready for fight night!! love boxing and love watching "TBE"! :boxing:

Comment by bigjavi973 on 08-20-2015

[QUOTE=drenlou;15982304]I dont think johnny can Ko oquendo.. it may be a close decision.. Also i see the PPV is starting an hr earlier then normal.. same as Floyd/Maidana 2.[/QUOTE] Once oquendo starts to gas & gets hit, he's done.

Comment by trainhard_187 on 08-20-2015

Cant wait for Mayweather and Berto, its like 5years in the making and were finally able to see this match up -Said NO ONE EVER..

Comment by bigjavi973 on 08-20-2015

[QUOTE=BOXEO _;15981883]Gotta admit, 2 Mexicans VS 2 Puerto Ricans on Mexican Independence Weekend will definitely help the PPV sales :lol1: Haymon's a beast.[/QUOTE] Yup exactly :boxing:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (25)
Top Headlines Arum: Wilder-Fury Needed a Promoter and a Megaphone Amir Khan: Terence Crawford Is A Better Legacy Fight Than Brook Frank Warren on Wilder-Fury II, Frampton's Future, Warrington Lyon Woodstock Takes a Swipe at British Champ Sam Bowen Carlos Takam Feels Time is Right For Dereck Chisora Rematch Roach: Pacquiao, With Two Hands, Does Much Better With Floyd Reymart Gaballo, Romero Duno Get Opponents For February 9 Canelo: Beating Jacobs I'll Be One Step Away From Undisputed Brian Ceballo Staying Level-Headed, Taking Things Step By Step Ellerbe: Pacquiao Has Many Options at 147 - But Not Mayweather David Lemieux vs. John Ryder Possible For Canelo-Jacobs Card Crawford-Khan: Madison Square Garden Chosen as Site Francisco Vargas Vows Revenge: I'm Not Impressed By Berchelt Josesito Lopez Values Improvements To His Game Under Garcia Arum: Joshua Damaged His Credibility, Fury Viewed as #1 in U.S. Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Added Undercard Fights Badou Jack: I'm a Fighter, So I Ain't Gonna Quit Pacquiao vs. Broner Replay: January 26th on Showtime Harrison-Charlo Rematch Ordered, New Final Eliminator Too Demetrius Andrade vs. Billy Joe Saunders Ordered By WBO Pacquiao: If Mayweather Can't Fight at My Level - Stay Retired News: Luis Lebron, Benson, Hamza, O'Donnell, Srour, Barlow Hearn Cautions 'Now or Never' For Whyte To Accept Joshua Offer Scardina-Kekalainen Tops Matchroom Italy Card on March 8 DiBella: After Commey Beats Chaniev, We Want Lomachenko Fury: Wilder's The One Who Has To Redeem Himself, Not Me! Khan: The Offers for Crawford and Brook Were Literally The Same Frank Warren To Wait Out Warrington vs. Galahad Purse Bid Charr Wins Appeal, Reinstated As WBA Titlist; Box-Off To Follow Miles Shinkwin Back In March, Defends English Title Frank Warren: Joshua Made Massive Mistake in Snubbing Wilder Canelo-Jacobs: NSAC To Review Venue Request at 1/29 Hearing Eubank Jr. Very Pleased With Camp Ahead of Degale Clash Caleb Plant: I'm The Big Dog at 168, They've Got To Come See Me Hearn: Wilder, His Handlers Don't Have Decency To Answer Back Chris Algieri Confident He Can Raise His Level Against Hooker Kovalev Asks Fans 'Not To Make Hasty Conclusions On Situation' Cano in Line For a Big Fight, Linares Heading Back To 135 Curtis Stevens Heading To 154: Eyes Hurd, Lara, Harrison, Munguia Pulev vs. Helenius Clash Still Be Worked Out For Crawford-Khan
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement