Gonzalez to meet Oquendo on Mayweather-Berto card
- Updated: August 20, 2015
Former three-time champ Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49 KOs) has just been added to the September 12 card featuring Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto, as he will take on Jonathan Oquendo (25-4, 16 KOs) in a 10-round junior lightweight bout, as part of the PPV undercard.
â€śThis will be an attractive fight for the fans as we all know that the sporting rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico always generates great battles,â€ť said Gonzalez. â€śOquendo is a fighter who always goes forward and who likes to exchange blows. I will demonstrate that I have the desire to return to the top and fight for a world championship. Participating on a Floyd Mayweather event is a great opportunity for me and I will make the most of it.â€ť
â€śThis opportunity against Jhonny Gonzalez is very important because I will face a former world champion and will be part of a great show headlined by Floyd Mayweather,â€ť addedÂ Oquendo. â€śItâ€™s an honor for me to be part of the undercard of this event. Iâ€™m excited to share the stage with my countryman Rocky Martinez, who also has a big fight against Orlando Salido, so there are two wars between Puerto Rico and Mexico. We are training hard to get in top condition for this fight.â€ť
The fight rounds out the PPV, with Roman Martinez vs. Orlando Salido Â and Badou Jack vs. George Groves completing the four-fight card.