Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/28/14
unior middleweight knockout artist Jonathan "Mantequilla" Gonzalez (14-0, 13 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be looking to make a statement to the boxing world when he appears live on ShoBox: The New Generation against former world title challenger Billy Lyell (24-10-2, 5 KOs) of Warren, Ohio, in the 10-round televised co-feature from the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, this Friday, February 17. Gonzalez vs. Lyell will serve as the chief supporting bout to the night's main event, featuring fellow Puerto Rican Thomas Dulorme (13-0, 10 KOs) taking on Aris Ambriz (16-2-1, 8 KOs) for the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) welterweight title. "I am no longer a prospect," maintains the 22-year old Gonzalez, "I am a contender for a world title and I will prove it with my performance." Despite being rated WBC and WBO #7 in the world and #12 WBA, Gonzalez was recently named to ESPN Columnist Dan Rafael's Super 25 list of the best prospects of 2011. "...
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