By Ted Sares
With the WBC International Silver Super Featherweight Title at stake, current title holder Jhonny Gonzalez upped his record to an old school 62-10 by icing Hirotsugu Yamamoto (19-13-2) in Cancun, Mexico.
In a career of ups and downs (but mostly ups), the resident of Mexico City has now won 4 straight since being shocked by Johnathan Oquendo a year ago. At 35, the ultra-exciting two-time former WBC featherweight champion and former WBO bantamweight champion is making another run at a world title and though he is somewhat chinny and can be taken out, he also can be extremely dangerous until the last second of the last round. His KO percentage is an impressive 72%.
If Juan Manuel Lopez (aka “Juanma”) should somehow, someway get by Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. in his ill-advised comeback, look for the distinct possibility of Juanma calling out Jhonny in a fight that would accentuate the rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico, but also end Lopez’s career once and for all.