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Former two time world champion Giovani Segura showed his confidence today during an open training at the Felix Pagan Pintor Gym for his upcoming fight versus Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez, in the show “Noche de Campeones DIRECTV.” It will be held on this Saturday, 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.
Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs) also met with his former rival Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, who is the Gym Administrator. Segura and Calderon talked a lot of time about their careers and about their lives out of boxing.
“I’m very happy in Puerto Rico, where the people has been very good with me and my team and where I won my second title against a great champion, Ivan Calderon,” said Segura. “Also, I’m happy because I’m here at the Calderon’s, who is the most important foe I face in my career. That fight against Calderon was a big thing because I beat him, but I couldn’t do all of the things he did, he is a great champion and a gentleman.”
Segura, who is going to fight against Bomba Gonzalez for the WBO Latino flyweight title, worked today in floor exercises, shadows, jumped the ropes and hit the punching bag with the supervision of trainer Javier Capetillo.
“I think that my experience and power will be the keys against Bomba Gonzalez. You don’t know how hard Giovani Segura hit until you are in the ring against Giovani Segura with eight ounces gloves,” Segura said. “He (Gonzalez) is a rookie and he is immature as a boxer and as a person, I know he is going to learn in this fight against me,”
Also in the Saturday’s 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.