Jonathan Gonzalez faces offf Gerardo Zapata on Friday, October 27 at Polideportivo Alexis Arguello in Managua, Nicaragua. The competition options Puerto Rican WBO gentle flyweight champion up in opposition to contender, representing the country-host. The World championship bout is scheduled for 12 rounds. The occasion airs dwell stream on ESPN+.
Gonzalez (27-3-1, 14 KOs) goes by means of the ropes for the primary time in virtually a yr. In his earlier bout final November on the Teraji vs Kyoguchi card in Japan, The Bronx, New York native scored a unanimous determination in opposition to Shokichi Iwata. The 32-year-old southpaw makes the third protection of his belt.
Miami, Florida-based Zapata (14-1-1, 5 KOs) was in motion in August when he fought Azael Villar to a break up draw. Final December, Managua, Nicaragua native collected his first profession defeat by way of second-round controversial disqualification in opposition to Rene Santiago. The 29-year-old makes his first try and grow to be world champion.
Within the co-feature, Puerto Rico’s Rene Santiago (11-3, 8 KOs) defends his WBO Latino gentle flyweight belt in opposition to Kevin Vivas (7-0, 2 KOs) of Nicaragua. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.
Amongst Gonzalez vs Zapata undercard bouts, Eveling Junieth Ortega (5-4, 2 KOs) of Nicaragua and Silvia Duran (3-1, 2 KOs) of Costa Rica meet in a six-round bout at ladies’s gentle flyweight. As nicely, Harvin Aguirre (8-0, 6 KOs) and Israel Lopez (11-3-1, 8 KOs) go toe-to-toe in an eight-round all-Nicaraguan bout at welterweight. Plus, Gerardo Sanchez (8-1, 5 KOs) of Honduras and Eduardo Ajito (11-0, 5 KOs) of Peru conflict in an eight-round bout at gentle flyweight.
Among the many non-televised prelims, Alex Vallecillo (4-0, 4 KOs) meets Christian Jimenez (5-0, 4 KOs) in a six-round all-Nicaraguan bout at tremendous bantamweight. As well as, Michael Carmona (3-0, 1 KOs) meets fellow-Nicaraguan Miguel Tercero (0-2) in a four-round bout at gentle flyweight.
Gonzalez vs Zapata battle card
The present Gonzalez vs Zapata battle card appears to be like as the next:
- Jonathan Gonzalez vs. Gerardo Zapata, 12 rounds, gentle flyweight – Gonzalez’s WBO gentle flyweight title
- Rene Santiago vs. Kevin Vivas, 10 rounds, gentle flyweight – Santiago’s WBO Latino gentle flyweight title
- Harvin Aguirre vs. Israel Lopez, 8 rounds, welterweight
- Gerardo Sanchez vs. Eduardo Ajito, 8 rounds, gentle flyweight
- Eveling Junieth Ortega vs. Silvia Duran, 6 rounds, gentle flyweight
- Alex Vallecillo vs. Christian Jimenez, 6 rounds, tremendous bantamweight
- Michael Carmona vs. Miguel Tercero, 4 rounds, gentle flyweight
Within the UK and Australia, the occasion airs dwell on October 28.