Photos and report by Ricardo Conde
WBC Silver super middleweight champion Noe ‘El Carbonero’ Gonzalez (26-1, 18 KOs) of Uruguay finished training camp this past Sunday at the World Crown Sports Training Center in Oxnard, California and departed for Uruguay for his up coming fight against Ruben ‘Cloroformo’ Padilla (18-2-1, 17 KOs) of Mexico that takes place this Friday, May 13th at the Estadio Cr. Gaston Guelfi/Palacio Peñarol in Montevideo, Uruguay which is being presented by Sergio Marquez Promociones and Sampson Boxing.
“This is one of the best training camps I’ve had. This was my first time coming to Oxnard but definitely not my last, we had a great camp and we trained really hard for this fight. I’m in great shape, I feel great and ready for this Friday. I’m ready to make a statement this year and I want to let the world know who Noe Gonzalez is,” said Gonzalez.
In his last outing, super middleweight champion Noe Gonzalez defeated Gustavo ‘Cubanito’ Magallanes (29-2, 25 KOs) of Mexico via third round knockout this past January at the Conrad Punta del Este Hotel and Casino in Punta del Este, Uruguay to claim the vacant WBC Silver super middleweight title. Gonzalez is on a twelve bout win streak, eleven of them by knock out, since suffering his only loss via unanimous decision to current WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (35-2-1, 15 KOs) of Germany back in 2007.
Also, in action that night will be featherweight Caril ‘El Raton’ Herrera (27-1, 17 KOs) taking on Cristian ‘El Terrible’ Faccio (21-6, 14 KOs) for the vacant Uruguayan featherweight title as well as hard hitting interim WBC Youth featherweight champion Javier ‘El Abejon’ Fortuna (14-0, 11 KOs) of the Dominican Republic against Hugo ‘Polvorita’ Gomez (11-3, 1 KO) of Argentina.