Haye an early favorite to beat Chisora on July 14th; Gonzalez-Caro on May 19th

THANKS A MILLION, MR HAYE? Bookmakers William Hill are hoping that David Haye’s comeback to the ring in a controversial fight against Dereck Chisora will rival their seven figure betting turnover on the Haye- Audley Harrison showdown. ‘This could be the biggest ever betting turnover for a fight between two British heavyweights if it captures the public imagination like Haye-Harrison. We took over a million on that one and we’re optimistic that this fight could rival that amount’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe. ‘It remains to be seen which of the boxers the public will get behind, but Harrison’s defeat by Haye was very good news for us financially.’

Hills have installed Haye as 4/11 favourite to win the fight, with Chisora 2/1 underdog and the draw a 33/1 chance.

Oscar Gonzalez Ready to Go Home, faces Caro on May 19th

Motivated and ready to return home to Tepic, Mexico, on Saturday, May 19th, super bantamweight Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (27-1, 24KOs) is in Tijuana, Mexico, preparing with his trainer Fernando Fernandez for his next challenge in the form of the experienced Giovanni “Ruso” Caro (23-10-4, 18KOs). The twelve round bout will be for Gonzalez’s WBC USNBC 122lbs. title and will be broadcast live in Mexico by Televisa’s “Sabados de Corona” boxing series. The fight card will be held at Tepic’s Monumental bull ring and presented by Erik Morales’ Box Latino along with Corona.

Gonzalez, who has not fought in his hometown of Tepic since defending his WBC Youth super bantamweight title versus Hugo Morales near the end of ’09, stated that his match up versus Caro, a fighter who has fought versus elite level competition, is an opportunity for him to reach a new stage in his career. “I am happy that the fight will be in Tepic. I feel even more motivated and I know that the fans will be satisfied because it is a good fight. A fight that is going to open up doors for my career. I feel good, I feel prepared. I am ready for anything and ready to face him.”

Concentrated in Tijuana since April and working out at the Jose “Olivaritos” Morales Gym located in the Zona Norte of the border city, Gonzalez mentioned that he knows what he needs to be careful of against his next opponent.

“I have to look out for his power,” González clearly said. “They say that he can hit hard and I have to be careful of his right hand, which is the only thing I have to look out for.”
Caro from Mexico City has faced a number of international rivals like American Chris Avalos and South African’s Takalani Ndlovu and Simpiwe Vetyeka. “El Ruso” has also owned the super bantamweight WBC International and FECARBOX titles.

Undefeated junior flyweight NABF champion Pedro “Pedrin” Guevara (17-0-1, 13KOs) will also be featured on the card as well as up and coming local fighters from Tepic.

Article posted on 08.05.2012

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