Golden Boy Promotions prospect, Emmanuel 'Manny' Gonzalez (14-0 , 7 KO's) from the Bronx, via Puerto Rico will battle Philadelphian Tevin 'American Idol' Farmer (15-4-1, 3 KO ) in a 10-round junior lightweight maint event bout, this Thursday at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
"I'm in the best shape of my career for this important fight. I need to prove that I belong at this level and will do", said a confident Emmanuel Gonzalez, "Farmer claims that he is a "Boricua Killer" because he defeated Camilo Perez and Noel Echevarria, also claims that by sparring with Vasyl Lomachenko, he will beat the crap out of me but this Thursday, sooner or later, the victory goes to Puerto Rico and the Bronx".
Gonzalez trained in Carolina, Puerto Rico under the tutelage of José Bonilla.
Farmer is on a eight-fight winning streak, which includes two Puerto Rican prospects, Camilo Perez, an amateur star, who was undefeated in nine pro bouts, and Noel Echevaria (11-3 , 6 KO's). Both wins were by unanimous decision.
For his part , Gonzalez , currently ranked #14 by the World Boxing Council ( WBC ) at the junior lightweight division, was the first to defeated former undefeated prospect, Noel Echevarria, by unanimous decision. In July 2012, Gonzalez captured the New York State title by defeating Chazz McDowell by unanimous decision.
Gonzalez vs. Farmer is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Murphy's Boxing U.S.A. and Back East Promotions. The House of Blues doors open at 5:00 p.m. ET and the first fight starts at 5:30 p.m. ET.
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