Gonzalez-Segura Press Conference

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Unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and former two time champion Giovani Segura will face finally this Saturday at the International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast by DIRECTV Pay Per View in Puerto Rico.

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“This Saturday we will have another great fight between Puerto Rico and Mexico when Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez faces a good former champion Giovani Segura headlining a show that will feature seven fights with former Olympic Gold Medalist Felix Diaz, from Dominican Republic, former contender Jonathan Oquendo and “50 Cent” fighter Emanuel “Pirata” de Jesus,” PRBBP President Ivan Rivera said.

The Puerto Rican Bomba Gonzalez (13-0, 11 KOs), who is ranked #7 by the WBO in the flyweights and is the WBO Youth flyweight champion, will fight for the WBO Latino flyweight title against Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs) in a bout scheduled to 10 rounds. In his last fight, Gonzalez beat Mexican Francisco “Marro” Perez by unanimous decision in Mexico. Gonzalez was a gold medalist at the Amateur World Youth Championships in 2008 and at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2010.

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“I am ready for this fight. I have enough experience as amateur and in my years as professional, fighting in a lot of international events,” said Gonzalez. “I’m in good shape, my tranining camp has been very good and I know that I’m going to win this fight.”

While Segura, who reigned in the junior flyweight division by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the WBO after his unification bout against Ivan Calderon, come off a lost versus former champion Edgar Sosa on May 18 in Mexico.

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“I know my experience is going to bring me the victory in this fight. He is a young and good fighter, but this Saturday I’ll show him what is a great champion,” said Segura.

Segura, who beat two times former world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, come off a lost by unanimous decision on May 18 against former titlist Edgar Sosa in Mexico.

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Also on Saturday, Dominican Felix Diaz (13-0, 7 KOs), a Gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China, will fight a 10 round bout at the welterweight division against Mexican Edgar Llanes.

Meanwhile, former superbantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-3, 15 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight round and featherweight division bout against Miguel Tamayo (14-6-2, 12 KOs).

In four round fights, prospect Emanuel “Pirata” de Jesus (5-0, 4 KOs) will face Orlando Falcon (2-3, 1 KOs) in the welterweight division; Jesus Soler (4-0, 2 KOs) will fight against Gustavo Ortiz (0-1-1) in the junior flyweights; Victor “Picu” Perez (1-1, 1 KOs) will face Bryan Montalvo (0-3) in the lighweight division, and Josue Declet (1-0) will fight Harold Torres (0-1) in the featherweights.

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Photos: Ivan Calderon Helping Gonzalez For Segura

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GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO- Former two time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon trained today with unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and advised him for his upcoming match against former world champion Giovani Segura to be held on August 17 at the  International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast on DIRECTV.

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Bomba Gonzalez (13-0, 11 KOs), who is going to face Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs) for the WBO Latino flyweight title in a bout scheduled to 10 rounds, worked this afternoon at the Felix Pagan Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, where Calderon is actually the Administrator and Trainer.

“I have been talking with Ivan (Calderon) a lot because he jogged on the same track where I worked. He has said me how to fight against Segura and who is the best to says that to me that Ivan Calderon, who faced Segura two times”, Gonzalez said about Calderon, who retired in 2012 with world championships in 105 and 108 pounds and a record of 35-3-1, 6 KOs. “Ivan has advised me to keep ready for the pressure Segura put in his fights, his punches to the stomach area and his long right hand”.

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Gonzalez and Calderon were shadowing long time while Calderon tought and advised Gonzalez in simulation of the Seguras’s style in the ring. Then, the fighters sparred two rounds with Calderon pressuring Gonzalez and fighting like Segura, and the younger boxer working in counterpunch.bomba-gonzalez-calderon (2)“I told him (Gonzalez) that he has to be in movement always because Segura likes to put pressure. Bomba is in good shape and good condition as I can see during training. That is very important because Segura is a tough fighter”, said Calderon.

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Also in the show Dominican Felix Diaz (13-0, 7 KOs), a Gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China, will fight a rival to be announced in a 10 round fight at the welterweight division. Cuban Yudel Johnson (14-1, 9 KOs), a Silver medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, will face a foe to be named in the junior middleweights scheduled to 10 rounds. And former superbantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-3, 15 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight round and featherweight division bout against Brian Ramirez (10-4, 5 KOs).

Four more fights will complete the show

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Bomba Gonzalez vows to avenge Calderon’s two losses to Segura

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Flyweight contender Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez is focused in his rival for August 17, the former world champion Giovani Segura and to avenging his two wins over Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon. The undefeated fighter will fight against Segura for the WBO Latino flyweight title at the International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast on DIRECTV in Puerto Rico.

“Segura caused a big hurt in Puerto Rico when he beat two times our champion Ivan Calderon and I want to heal those hurts, no matter if is a KO or a decision win, I am going to win and after this bout become a world champion”, said Gonzalez.

Bomba Gonzalez (13-0, 11 KOs), who is ranked #6 by the WBO in the flyweights and, weighed today 125 pounds of a 128.8 maximum stated by the Puerto Rico Boxing Comision in their 30 day pre weigh in.

“I feel good because I’m five pounds lighter than the pre weigh in on January for my fight against Omar Salado. That is the result of the hard work we’ve made with my new conditioning trainer Pensa Garcia (Cruz Manuel Garcia is the former Felix “Tito” Trinidad trainer). I thought that I was to weigh 126 or 127 pounds but I made 125″, added Gonzalez “Actually we are working hard in the track with the races”.

The 22 year old boxer, who is the WBO Youth flyweight champion, said that he will put pressure over Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs), a former WBA and WBO junior flyweight champion, ranked #13 by the WBO in the 112 pounds division.

“Segura is a tough fighter, but we have our plans to face him. The people said that if I’m going to be ready for the pressure Segura will put, but I ask Segura if he is going to be ready for my pressure”, said Gonzalez.

The fight Gonzalez-Segura is for the WBO Latino flyweight title, scheduled to 10 rounds.

In his last fight, Gonzalez, a gold medalist at the Amateur World Youth Championships in 2008 and at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2010, beat Mexican Francisco “Marro” Perez by unanimous decision in Mexico. While Segura come off a lost versus former champion Edgar Sosa on May 18 in Mexico.

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