Julian Gonzalez usually knocks opponents out and provides violence-craving boxing followers precisely what they need to see.
Essentially the most formidable foe he has boxed in his transient nine-fight profession, although, gave Gonzalez issue throughout a six-round struggle that resulted in a majority draw practically 9 months in the past. The 21-year-old Gonzalez, of Studying, Pennsylvania, intends to atone for that efficiency versus Ivan Jimenez in his first nationally televised struggle Friday night time in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Showtime will air Gonzalez’s eight-round junior light-weight struggle towards southpaw Rosalindo Morales because the opener of a “ShoBox: The New Technology” tripleheader from Wind Creek Occasion Middle (9 p.m. ET). Morales (9-0, 2 KOs), of Ellwood Metropolis, Pennsylvania, is a hungry 29-year-old opponent who desires to invigorate his personal profession by knocking off a hard-hitting prospect promoted by Marshall Kaufmann’s firm, the organizer of this card.
“Throughout that struggle [with Jimenez], I used to be combating by way of some adversity out of the ring,” Gonzalez instructed BoxingScene.com. “So, that positively wasn’t one hundred percent me in there. So, whoever’s taking that struggle as that is how I struggle, they’re wanting on the fallacious particular person.”
Gonzalez’s draw with Jimenez is the one one in all his 9 fights to transcend the second spherical. Six of his 9 skilled fights have resulted in first-round knockouts, however Morales is skillful and figures to actually check Gonzalez.
“He’s a southpaw, so I’m wanting ahead to him being a little bit awkward,” Gonzalez mentioned. “He’s received that awkward model. He’s gonna come prepared and I’m additionally gonna come prepared. I’m excited for this chance. I’m positively blessed. It is a large probability for individuals to see who I’m and what I’m succesful to do. And, you recognize, it’s gonna be a wonderful night time. , I’m gonna placed on a spectacular efficiency.”
Gonzalez will field earlier than loads of his hometown followers, as Studying is roughly a one-hour drive from Bethlehem.
“It’s gonna be electrical,” Gonzalez mentioned. “I’m gonna have all people to come back out and help me, and it’s positively gonna be motivation to do my factor. … I deliver what they need. I deliver electrical energy. I deliver fireworks. I wanna look spectacular once I’m in there. I’m an thrilling fighter, so you recognize, they’re gonna get their cash’s value.”
The principle occasion Friday night time is an eight-round tremendous middleweight bout by which New Orleans’ Sean Hemphill (14-0, 8 KOs) will battle David Stevens (11-0, 8 KOs), one other Studying native. Philadelphia’s Atif Oberlton (7-0, 6 KOs) and Russia’s Artem Brusov (12-0, 11 KOs) will sq. off within the co-feature, an eight-round gentle heavyweight struggle.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He might be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.