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#1 ranked lightweight Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KOs) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KOs) were face to face Wednesday during the final press conference for their world title clash this Saturday at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland in a Matchroom Boxing presentation.
“I want to thank God for having me here, and I want to thank the people from Glasgow and Ricky Burns for this chance. I respect Ricky Burns a lot, he is a good champion,” Gonzalez said. “But I’m here to do my job in the ring, that’s why I’m here”.
Meanwhile, Burns, a former 130 pound WBO champion who will make his third defense of the lightweight belt, said that “we are trained for Jose Gonzalez, a hard puncher. We are focused in this fight for my fans here in Glasgow, and then on my way to bigger fights.”
The official weigh in for the Gonzalez-Burns fight will be on Friday, May 10, at the St Enoch Centre, open to the public.