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Unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez sparred today with former two time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon. Gonzalez’ upcoming match will be against former world champion Giovani Segura which will be held on August 17 at the International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast on DIRECTV.
“I have been talking with Ivan (Calderon) a lot because he jogs on the same track where I work. He gave me a few tips on how to fight against Segura. Ivan Calderon is one of the best people to ask about the matter because he faced Segura two times,” Gonzalez, who is the Administrator and Trainer, stated. “Ivan has advised me to be ready for the pressure Segura put in his fights, his punches to the stomach area and his long right hand.”
The fighters sparred two rounds with Calderon pressuring Gonzalez and fighting like Segura, and the younger boxer working in counterpunch.
“I told him (Gonzalez) that he has to be always on the move because Segura likes to put on the pressure. Bomba is in good shape and is in good condition as I could see while we were sparring. That is very important because Segura is a tough fighter,” said Calderon.
Also in the show Dominican Felix Diaz (13-0, 7 KOs), a Gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China, will fight a rival to be announced in a 10 round fight at the welterweight division.
Cuban Yudel Johnson (14-1, 9 KOs), a Silver medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, will face a foe to be named in the junior middleweights scheduled to 10 rounds. And former superbantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-3, 15 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight round and featherweight division bout against Brian Ramirez (10-4, 5 KOs).
Four more fights will complete the show.