MAYSONET ADDED TO GOLOVKIN-PROKSA UNDERCARD
Press Release: Puerto Rico's Jorge "Machito" Maysonet, Jr. (8-0, 7 KOs) will see action this Saturday, September 1st, against journeyman, Bryan Abraham (6-13-2, 6 KOs). The lightweight bout will be taking place at the Turning Point Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. The main event will match WBA regular middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) and European champion Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) [the WBA recognizes Felix Sturm as its super champion].
"I know my opponent is ambidextrous, and he's also a heavy puncher but the crowd can expect a lot of action on my part because I don't like running," said Maysonet. "I like fighting head on but I'm ready to obtain the victory by any means necessary."
Maysonet will be fighting at the lightweight division in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.
"The training has augmented in the sparring sessions, and in the intensity of the workouts, I believe that I will be stronger and more intelligent in the ring" said the young 22 year old fighter, who is trained by his father Jorge Maysonet Sr., a former world title contender.
"Machito" had a stellar amateur career, racking up 140 victories with only 10 defeats, with 40 wins coming by way of knockout. In his amateur boxing timeline, Maysonet won various local tournaments, most notably the "Isaac Barientos" and "José "Cheo" Aponte" competitions.
In the co-feature, Puerto Rican Jonathan "Mantequilla" González (15-0, 13 KOs) will clash against former WBO light middleweight titlist Sergiy "Razor" Dzinziruk (37-1, 23 KOs) from the Ukraine.
Both main event and co-main event bouts will be televised live on HBO beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.