December 27, 2012 – Undefeated Puerto Rican power puncher, Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (15-0-1, 13 KO’s) will be facing off against Derek Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KO) of Philadelphia on Friday, January 4 at the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida. The co-feature bout is scheduled for 10 rounds at the junior middleweight division and will be televised on ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” starting at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT.
Ennis has victories over Puerto Ricans, Gabriel Rosado and Edwin “Zazule” Vázquez.
For this fight, “Mantequilla” is training in Miami, Florida under the supervision of trainers, John David Jackson and Melvin “Chico” Ramos.
“I’m very happy with the preparation. I’m in the best shape of my career, and at the end of the fight, the result will be a knockout” said a confident González, who is promoted by Warriors Boxing, Universal Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions.
“I have been in the gym regularly during this camp, and Jonathan has never looked better,” Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing” said. I truly believe Jonathan is an incredible talent who the boxing world will take notice of on January 4th.”
“Once again Jonathan will have another opportunity to display the kind of boxing skill that made him a terrific amateur,” said Gary Shaw. “The fact that Gonzales trained outside of Puerto Rico, proves he’s dedicated to this important fight on ESPN.”
“Jonathan is an incredible talent” said Javier Bustillo, president of Universal Promotions. “On January 4, we will see the beginning of another major Puerto Rican boxer, who will give so much to talk about in 2013”.
Headlining the event is a bout at the lightweight division between Rances Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KO’ s) against Arash Usmanee (20-0, 10 KOs) in a 10 round bout.
Gonzalez vs. Ennis can also be seen on ESPN Deportes, as well as online through WatchESPN.com, and on smartphones/tablets via the WatchESPN app.