Jhonny Gonzalez defends his title on May 24
- Updated: April 24, 2014
Featherweight champ Jhonny Gonzalez announced this week that he’ll be returning to the ring on May 24 for the first defense of his WBC title. Gonzalez (47-8, 55 KOs) annexed the title from Abner Mares in an upset first-round knockout win last August, and will take on Guyana Atwell in Acapulco, Mexico.
“It’s always a pleasure to visit Acapulco, and for me, as a boxer, to defend my world title in such a paradise is a privilege, and I’m committed to giving my best for this fight and I want to dedicate this win to everyone in Acapulco and throughout Mexico who have always trusted in me,” said Gonzalez at a press conference on Wednesday.
The card will be televised on Televisa Deportes in Mexico and Latin America.