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 more intensity”, Gonzalez said. “I think thah we don’t have to change anything, just the fight plan, but that is work for my team. I’m very focused in training and to work in my skills”.
Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KOs), the WBO Latino champion trained for the media at the Caimito Gym in San Juan showing his skills today in a two hours training with his trainers Roberto Nevarez and Andres Ortiz. Gonzalez started with his stretching exercises and shadows.
Then, Gonzalez fought eight rounds of sparring with good stamina against professional boxer Fauris Capellan. After the sparing, Gonzalez went to hit the punching bag and step up to the ring again to three rounds of gloves with his trainer, Nevarez and then finished with his work at the speed bag and jumping the rope.
In his most recent fight, Gonzalez won a seventh round TKO over Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez, who was hurt and didn’t continue the fight starting that round, in a show presented on February 2, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
In Burns (35-2, 10 KOs), a Scottish idol who is going to defend his 135 pounds belt for the third time, Gonzalez will find a former junior lightweight champion who beat Puerto Rican Roman “Rocky” Martinez (actually champion again) in 2010 to gain the crown that defended three times. Burns come off a fourth round TKO win over Kevin Mitchell in September, 2012.
“I know, I’m going to fight in his home, but in the ring will be only Burns and me”, Gonzalez. “I just want to beat Burns and bring the title to Puerto Rico”