Jayson Velez Targets Title Shot Against Jhonny Gonzalez


    download (1)Jayson Velez fresh off his draw with Evgeny Gradovich is looking to get back in the ring in 2015 and against the best. According to Hector Soto of Miguel Cotto Promotions, a fight being discussed would be against WBC Featherweight Champion Jhonny Gonzalez.

    Soto told ESPN Deportes that he reached out to Gonzalez’ promoter, Pueblo Promotions for a possible showdown between the two fighters. Gonzalez knocked out Abner Mares to win the belt and has been waiting for a possible rematch. Mares, who is managed by Al Haymon says he wants the rematch. But with much of the future of Haymon client’s uncertain, Gonzalez may be moving on to another bout while we wait to see how the Haymon situation plays out.

    “We’re happy to move forward with this plan for Jayson,” stated Soto. “He should be fighting for a world title to start off the New Year. We’re looking for a fight with Gonzalez or a possible rematch with Gradovich. We’re talking to both promoters and we’ll move forward with them soon.”