Gonzalez-Rios on 3/23 in Puerto Rico
San Antonio native Joseph Rios will be the rival for unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez on March 23 in the show Solo Boxeo Tecate to be broadcast on UniMas at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Top Rank.
Also in action world contender Luis “El Artesano” Cruz in his return to Puerto Rico and hot prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo, who is going to make his second straight fight in the island.
“Bomba Gonzalez will fight against a good foe in Rios, a fighter who has face good opponents in his career and has never been knocked out. Also, we have Verdejo, and six more bouts with prospects like John Karl Sosa, Osenohad Vazquez and Rafael Gonzalez in action”, PRBBP President Ivan Rivera said.
In the main event, Bomba Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KOs), will fight versus Rios (13-7-2, 4 KOs) in a fight scheduled to 10 rounds in 113 pounds. Gonzalez, who is the WBO Touth flyweight champion and is ranked #12 by the WBO in that division, come off a “no decision” bout against Omar Salado on February 2 when the fight ended in the very first round after an unintentional right hook by Gonzalez hit Salado on the back of his head and the Mexican couldn’t continue.
Also, London 2012 Olympian, Verdejo (3-0, 2 KOs) will fight versus a rival to be determined in the junior lightweight division in a bout scheduled to four rounds. Verdejo come off a third round TKO over Jose Santiago on February 2. The prospect debuted on December, 2012, with an unanimous decision win over Leonardo Chavez in Las Vegas and then on January 19, 2013, scored a first round KO victory over Tomi Archambault.
Prospects John Karl Sosa (5-0, 4 KOs), Osenohad “Cano” Vazquez (6-1-1, 2 KOs), Rafael “El Pollo Blanco” Gonzalez (8-1, 6 KOs) and Jeffrey Ramos (3-0, 2 KOs), among others, will fight in the card.
Tickets for this show are availables at Ticketcenter (www.tcpr.com) calling 1 787 792-5000. Prices are $18 and $33