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.