Philly's Derek "Pooh" Ennis Meets Jonathan "Mantequilla" Gonzalez Friday on ESPN2
Philly's Derek "Pooh" Ennis Meets Jonathan "Mantequilla" Gonzalez Friday on ESPN2
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 3, 2013) Doghouse Boxing
Philly’s Derek “Pooh” Ennis, 23-3-1 (13), signed with new promoter in FL and they didn’t match him easy against Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez, 15-0-1 (13), of PR on ESPN2 Friday night. The bout will take place at Magic City Casino, Miami, FL, under headliner Rances Barthelemy, 17-0, against Arash Usmanee, 20-0, in a battle of unbeaten’s over 12 rounds.

Ennis is a former USBA light middleweight champion who hasn’t fought in 15 months. His manager’s Moz Gonzalez and Eddie Woods both agreed “Pooh is in good shape and his father/trainer “Bozy” Ennis has seen to that”. Ennis won the USBA title defeating “King” Gabe Rosado who is challenging for the WBA middleweight title January 19th against champion Gennady Golovkin.

In Gonzalez’s last fight he battled to a draw with former WBO light middleweight champion Serhiy Dzinziruk in September. Five of his first eight fights were in Florida with the last one June of 2010. In June of 2011 he won the WBO NABO and WBA Fedelatin light middleweight titles defeating Richard Gutierriz..

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