Bomba Gonzalez: “I Can Beat Kenshiro Teraji; I’m The Best At 108”

Gonzalez Would Love to Get Teraji in the Ring!

Jonathan Gonzalez eyes Kenshiro Teraji
Jonathan Gonzalez (credit: Ramon "Tonito" Zayas) believes he defeats Kenshiro Teraji

Jonathan Gonzalez Wants to Fully Expose Kenshiro Teraji!


Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (27-3-1, 14 KOs) believes he’s the best fighter in the junior flyweight division. The reigning WBO champion is ready to prove it with a showdown against the unified champion, Kenshiro Teraji. Bomba believes Teraji is very vulnerable and that he will defeat him if and when they fight.

Gonzalez defends the WBO belt on March 2 in his home country of Puerto Rico against WBO Interim champion Rene Santiago. Despite the upcoming fight, Teraji hovers over the WBO champion.

There’s been talk of a Teraji versus Gonzalez clash for over a year. They were to fight in April 2023, but Gonzalez had to withdraw after falling ill.

MAKING HIS HIS STANDARDS CLEAR

As he prepares for Santiago, Bomba sat down for an exclusive interview with NY Fights. When it came to discussing Teraji, the pride of Puerto Rico said he would love to fight the unified champion. But he would like to get paid top dollar.

“I truly think I could beat Kenshiro Teraji. In his last fight, he demonstrated a lot of weakness. I think once I come out of this fight, my team, Amanda Serrano – my manager, if they can make that fight happen, they will do it.

I’m not going to fight a pound for pound fighter like Teraji just for two bucks. You know what I mean? You got to pay me well, make a good business. I have a great IQ and that will be the key to my success in the fight against Kenshiro . . . I think I’m the best at 108 in the world.”

RIPE FOR THE PICKING?

Teraji has had some shaky moments since becoming the unified champion in November 2022. He survived getting rocked in the early rounds of his April 2023 battle against Anthony Olascuaga before stopping him in nine.

Carlos Canizales gave Teraji all kinds of problems during their hotly contested match in January 2024. Teraji ended up winning by unanimous decision. But quite a few boxing observers felt that Canizales did enough to win. With his experience, guile, and slick boxing skills, Gonzalez feels he outsmarts and outboxes the hard-hitting unified champion.

Bomba must first take care of business against Santiago. If he does, he hopes a unification showdown with Teraji will finally occur later this year.

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