Star Boxing's hard-hitting, undefeated Puerto Rican prospect, Emmanuel Gonzalez (8-0, 7KO's), coming off a first round TKO on May 5th, will be back in action this Friday night in New York City, two days before the city's famed Puerto Rican Day parade. Gonzalez will return to the scene where he made his pro debut in 2008; Roseland Ballroom; when he fights on the undercard of the Boricua Invasion card, which is being shown live on ESPN's “Friday Night Fights”. The card features some of Puerto Rico's most promising up and coming prospects, including Kenny Galarza (14-1, 14KO's), Thomas Dulorme (11-0, 10KO's) and Jose Pedraza (2-0, 2KO's). Gonzalez's bout is presented by DiBella's Entertainment, Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions, in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing.
“Emmanuel is one of the most exciting up and coming stars on our roster,” stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing, who recently signed Gonzalez to an exclusive promotional contract. “He has loads of talent and ability. We are very high on him, and what we believe he can become in the future. Fighting on this card, which features a number of other top Puerto Rican prospects, on the same weekend of the Puerto Rican Day parade, will give him great exposure to the Puerto Rican fan base that will be coming out to show their support for the show. We plan on keeping Emmanuel very busy for the rest of 2011, and anticipate him making some serious noise in 2012.”
The 23-year-old super featherweight Gonzalez, the 2008 NY Golden Gloves 125 lb. open Champion, burst into the professional ranks in December of 2008, scoring a third round TKO over Jean Ramos. Gonzalez made his Star Boxing debut on May 5th at the first “Punchin at the Paradise” show of 2011 in the Bronx, scoring a first round TKO over Jacob Thorton.
Gonzalez is scheduled to take on North Carolina's Jason Rorie. The bout is scheduled for six rounds in the super featherweight division.