A confident Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight #1 ranked, completed his last training session in Puerto Rico Thursday before he travels to Glasgow,Scotland for his world title bout against the champion Ricky Burns on May 11, at the Emirates Arena.
Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KOs), who is also the WBO Latino champion worked out for the Puerto Rican media and showed his good condition to challenge Burns (35-2, 10 KOs) in his homeland.
“We are in the final stage of my training and I feel very good thanks to God”, Gonzalez, who is going to travel tomorrow to Scotland, said. “We have worked intensely, as always, for my fights, but with the focus in win the title”.
The Toa Baja native, who received from the Mayor Anibal Vega Borges the flag of his town, worked some rounds on the pads with his trainer Roberto Nevarez, some rounds in the punching bag and hitting the speed bag.