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April 10, 2014


Press Release: Jonathan "Mantequilla" González (17-0-1, 14 KOs) will appear in a ten-round middleweight bout on Thursday, May 1st, to be shown on ESPN's Thursday Night Fights from Hialeah Park in South Florida. Gonzalez, of Puerto Rico, will go up against Rogelio "Porky" Medina (32-5, 26 KOs) from Mexico. In the ten-round, televised welterweight main event, Roberto "La Amenaza" Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, will face Victor "Mermelada" Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) of the Dominican Republic.

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The 24-year-old Gonzalez has scored two victories since fighting to a draw with ex-WBO 154-pound titlist Sergiy Dzinziruk in September 2012. As an amateur, Gonzalez had over 160 fights and won a silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games and qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The 25-year-old Medina has been a solid professional since 2007 and faced many of today's top contenders. With a 70% KO ratio, the aggressive Mexican brings fight-stopping power into every bout.

Also featured that night will be an eight-round light heavyweight bout featuring Yunieski Gonzalez (13-0, 13 KOs) of Havana, Cuba, who is matched up against Arpartado, Colombia's Jaison Palomeque (14-9-1, 9 KOs); and a six-round cruiserweight affair, featuring undefeated Cuban Vilier Quinonez (7-0, 4 KOs) of Havana taking on Edgar Perez (5-8, 3 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The undercard will also include appearances by Warriors' and Miami-based G&A Boxing Promotions' newest co-promotional signings, super middleweight southpaw James "Buddy" McGirt Jr. (22-3-1, 11 KOs) and twin-brother featherweight contenders, Carlos Ivan "Twin Dream" Velasquez (16-1, 11 KOs) and Juan Carlos Velasquez (11-1, 5 KOs), from Catano, Puerto Rico, now living in Miami. The trio will each face opponents that are TBA.

In other preliminary action, Cairo Egypt's Ahmed Elbiale (3-0, 3 KOs) will be featured in a light heavyweight four-rounder against an opponent still TBA; and in the four-round welterweight opener, Bogota, Colombia, via Hollywood, Florida's Jorge Quintero (1-1) will face Davie, Florida's pro debuting, and Florida 2012 Golden Gloves Champ, Jeff "Rambo" Souffrant.

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