On Thursday, November 18, in the main event of HBO Latino’s Boxeo De Oro, Jhonny Gonzalez and Gabriel Elizondo will meet in a twelve round bantamweight bout at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The exciting Gonzalez is rated #20 in his weight class by Boxingtalk. In the twelve-round co-feature, Cesar Morales will battle 2000 Olympic bronze medalist Clarence Vinson. Minor titles will be at stake in both bouts.
These matchups, part of an exciting seven-bout card presented by Golden Boy Promotions, will air live on HBO Latino beginning at 10pm. For fans attending the live show, doors open at 7:00pm, and the first bell rings at 7:30pm.
Mexico City’s Jhonny Gonzalez (25-4, 23 KOs) has a well-earned reputation as one of boxing’s most compelling young warriors. An exciting fighter with devastating power in his fists, boxing insiders believe that the best is yet to come for the 23-year-old NABO
champion, who is riding an eleven fight winning streak dating back to 2002, with each of those victories coming by knockout. In his last bout, on September 3, Gonzalez knocked out Hugo Vargas in three short rounds.
San Antonio’s Gabriel Elizondo (17-0, 8 KOs), doesn’t know what it’s like to lose, and he wants to keep his record clean against Gonzalez on November 18. Luckily, Elizondo is a versatile
boxer-puncher with impressive skills who will also have the added incentive of performing well in front of his fellow Texans. A Texas State Super Flyweight champion, Elizondo proved in his last bout that he is more than comfortable at bantamweight, dropping
Terrence Roy three times en route to a fourth round stoppage.
Hailing from Tijuana, hard-hitting Cesar Morales (13-1, 10 KOs) fights with a style reminiscent of the greatest Mexican warriors – one of all-out aggression from bell to bell. This philosophy has led the 26-year-old to 13 wins, including four in a row. In May, Morales decisioned Marcel Kasimov over eight rounds to earn
his shot on national television on November 18.
Facing Morales will be Clarence “Untouchable” Vinson (14-1, 6 KOs). A bronze medallist for the United States in the 2000 Olympics, the Washington, DC native dazzles with an array of speed, flash, and boxing savvy. In his last bout, on May 27, Vinson was impressive, nearly shutting out Paulino Villalobos over eight rounds.
The November 18 undercard is led by a Miller Lite Texas middleweight title bout between Corpus Christi’s Victor Lares (8-1, 2 KOs) and Lawton, Oklahoma’s “Fast” Eddie O’Neal (5-5-2, 1 KO).
Also featured on the card will be super middleweight prospect Miguel Martin (17-2, 8 KOs), who will square off against Larry Vaughn (8-1, 4 KOs) in a battle of Houston residents, a lightweight contest between debuting hometown product Tomas Pena and San
Antonio’s Ignacio Valencillo (1-2), and bouts involving cruiserweight Tony De La Garza (3-1-2) and welterweight Roberto Garcia (15-2, 11 KOs) against opponents to be announced shortly.
Tickets for “Title Night in Texas”, priced at $75, $40, $30, and $20, are available by calling 817-296-4546, or from Ticketmaster.