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Burns vs. Gonzalez

Hearn: Burns won’t be fighting Gonzalez again

Eddie Hearn, the promoter for WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns, won’t bother giving injured challenger Jose Gonzalez a chance for a rematch after he injured his left wrist and was halted in the 9th round last Saturday night. Hearn wants to match Burns against IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez this September if he can put the fight together. That’s a big question mark because Burns [...]

Burns complains he couldn’t get video of Gonzalez before fight

In what appears to be WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2, 11 KO’s) making a partial excuse for his poor performance last Saturday night in beating Jose Gonzalez (22-1, 17 KO’s) by a 9th round stoppage, Burns complained after the fight that he hadn’t been able to study Gonzalez going into the fight because of the lack of video out there on the 29-year-old fighter from Puerto Rico. Gonzalez [...]

Burns defeats Gonzalez in injury stoppage

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2, 11 KO's) defeated previously unbeaten challenger Jose Gonzalez (22-1, 17 KO's) by a stoppage after the 9th round tonight when Gonzalez quit on his stool, complaining of an injury to his left wrist at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Burns did not look good tonight and he's fortunate that the injury occurred because Burns was getting [...]

Burns’ trainer: Jose Gonzalez doesn’t hit as hard as Roman Martinez

(Photos courtesy PR Best Boxing Promotions/Joel Colon) Billy Nelson, the trainer of WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) feels that his opponent for Saturday night Jose Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KO’s) isn’t the puncher that many people think is. In fact, Nelson thinks Gonzalez isn’t even as big a puncher as former WBO super featherweight champion Roman Martinez, who Burns defeated [...]

Burns vs. Gonzalez stare down for fight this Saturday in Scotland

(Photo courtesy PR Best Boxing Promotions/Joel Colon) Puerto Rican Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez and World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion Scottish Ricky Burns, were face to face today during the final press conference for their title clash this Saturday, May 11, at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, in a Matchroom Boxing presentation. The #1 ranked in the lightweights, [...]

Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez in final stages of training for Ricky Burns fight

(Photo credit: PR Best Boxing Promotions) TOA BAJA, PUERTO RICO- A confident Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight #1 ranked, made today his last training in Puerto Rico before his travel to Glasgow for his world title bout against the champion Ricky Burns on May 11, at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, in a Matchroom Boxing presentation. [...]

Jose Gonzalez getting ready for Ricky Burns fight on May 11th

PUERTO RICO- Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight #1 ranked Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez showed today how hard he is training for his first world title chance on May 11 when he faces 135 pounds champion Ricky Burns at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, in a Matchroom Boxing presentation “I’m relax in my training, normal, like all my 22 fights, but maybe with [...]

Ricky Burns vs Jose Gonzalez on May 11

Ricky Burns will defend his WBO lightweight title against unbeaten mandatory challenger Jose Gonzalez at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on May 11, live on Sky Sports. On March 19 the WBO ordered the Scottish star to face Gonzalez in view of ‘the failed opportunities’ given to Burns in recent times. Promoter Eddie Hearn was given five days to negotiate an agreement for the championship bout [...]