Joet Gonzalez speaks candidly on fighting in someone else’s backyard again, lessons learned, and unsatisfied fight fans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x2-HlBLUOA Photo Courtesy of Golden Boy Boxing "I don't think I get the respect, but it is what it is. These boxing people are never going to be happy. You know, I'm the type of fighter that's always going to express myself. I want to fight the best the top guys win or lose. And people don't see that. They just see a loss and it's over, but, they don't see who I fought. They just think I'm a bum, but it is what it is. I'm here to fight the best, win, lose, or draw. " - Joet Gonzalez Joet Gonzalez aims to put the best of his abilities together as he challenges Emanuel Navarrete for the WBO featherweight title. A showdown with the potential to be all action will further excite an already talent-filled weight class. His last outing resulted in an exciting victory over Miguel Marriaga by unanimous decision in 2020. A win he is proud of following the loss against Shakur Stevenson in 2019. But of the two, it was the loss that taught the greater lessons. The loss against Stevenson, especially how it was promoted [taught me the most]. I got a lot of backlash and it is what it is. People, can think what they want or say what they want about me. I know who I am as a person. A lot of people, if they were in my shoes, would take the loss and quit. And especially with that promotion that I had, that backstory, [other] fighters would lose their minds. But I've shown the public that I'm here to fight the best and I'm strong-minded. I took on Marriaga and I came on with the victory there. Now again, I'm going to a backyard, you know, territory, three straight fights in a row, and I'm taking on another world champion. I'm just showing the people who I am.  Ahead of Friday night's clash at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, Gonzalez spoke to BoxingInsider.com. Speaking candidly, Gonzalez discussed the challenge at hand, what the loss against Stevenson taught him, and unappreciative fight fans. Navarrete vs Gonzalez takes place Friday, Oct 15 at the Pechanga Arena San Diego. The bout will be broadcast on ESPN+ at 5:30 PDT The post Joet Gonzalez speaks candidly on fighting in someone else’s backyard again, lessons learned, and unsatisfied fight fans appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Joet Gonzalez speaks candidly on fighting in someone else’s backyard again, lessons learned, and unsatisfied fight fans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x2-HlBLUOA
Photo Courtesy of Golden Boy Boxing

"I don't think I get the respect, but it is what it is. These boxing people are never going to be happy. You know, I'm the type of fighter that's always going to express myself. I want to fight the best the top guys win or lose. And people don't see that. They just see a loss and it's over, but, they don't see who I fought. They just think I'm a bum, but it is what it is. I'm here to fight the best, win, lose, or draw. " - Joet Gonzalez

Joet Gonzalez aims to put the best of his abilities together as he challenges Emanuel Navarrete for the WBO featherweight title. A showdown with the potential to be all action will further excite an already talent-filled weight class.

His last outing resulted in an exciting victory over Miguel Marriaga by unanimous decision in 2020. A win he is proud of following the loss against Shakur Stevenson in 2019. But of the two, it was the loss that taught the greater lessons.

The loss against Stevenson, especially how it was promoted [taught me the most]. I got a lot of backlash and it is what it is. People, can think what they want or say what they want about me. I know who I am as a person. A lot of people, if they were in my shoes, would take the loss and quit. And especially with that promotion that I had, that backstory, [other] fighters would lose their minds. But I've shown the public that I'm here to fight the best and I'm strong-minded. I took on Marriaga and I came on with the victory there. Now again, I'm going to a backyard, you know, territory, three straight fights in a row, and I'm taking on another world champion. I'm just showing the people who I am. 

Ahead of Friday night's clash at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, Gonzalez spoke to BoxingInsider.com. Speaking candidly, Gonzalez discussed the challenge at hand, what the loss against Stevenson taught him, and unappreciative fight fans.

Navarrete vs Gonzalez takes place Friday, Oct 15 at the Pechanga Arena San Diego. The bout will be broadcast on ESPN+ at 5:30 PDT

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No Longer Overshadowed By COVID-19, Daniel Gonzalez Looks To Pick Up Momentum

By: Hans Themistode COVID-19 wrapped its disease-ridden hands around the boxing world far tighter than any other sport. While other leagues such as the NBA eventually found a self-preserving way to continue with their events, boxing was sequestered. For months on end, fans would grab their television remote, flick on the big screen, and hope for good news. Each and every time, however, they were left in the dark as boxing continued to have its forced hiatus. Although boxing eventually found a new normal, hosting cards without fans in attendance, fighters who aren't considered marquee names, were left on the back burner. Amongst them, was super lightweight contender Daniel Gonzalez. After picking up a fairly wide decision loss at the hands of former titlist Chris Algieri in January of 2019, Gonzalez dusted himself off and rebuilt his image. Two straight wins saw the New York native primed and ready for his shot at the big time. But, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Gonzalez balled up his fist in anger as the opportunities he longed for passed him by. “It was really frustrating,” said Gonzalez during an interview with BoxingInsider.com. “I had a fight set up to take on Ivan Baranchyk but that fell through. We had a fight set up against Jose Zepeda and that fell through as well, so it was difficult because boxing is a sport of consistency. Not only was it difficult to get a fight but also to get paid what you deserve.” The unexpected time on the shelf could’ve gone one or two ways for Gonzalez. Either he could’ve sulked away and kept a surly attitude about how his once promising boxing career was developing, or, he could flip a weird and difficult situation to his advantage. Admittedly, Gonzalez took the first option. But after realizing that everything happens for a reason, his entire mindset changed. “I was certainly mad and upset initially but things happen and you just have to adapt. I just took that year and a half away to improve. Now, I’m so much better, faster, and stronger. I just improved my whole package." So far, Gonzalez is 1-0 post his COVID-19 hiatus, registering a unanimous decision win against journeymen Evincii Dixon on April 24th earlier this year. Picking up the victory was exactly what Gonzalez believes he needs to get himself on track. But, as he puts the finishing touches on an arduous training camp, Gonzalez is convinced that Petros Ananyan, his upcoming opponent this Saturday night at Barclays Center, is in for an agonizing day at the boxing office. “Man, Ananyan has no idea what he’s getting himself into. I’m gonna hurt this guy. I’ve fought at Madison Square Garden before and that was a big deal for me but I believe Barclay’s is the bigger venue. It’s always been a dream of mines and I can’t wait to perform.” The post No Longer Overshadowed By COVID-19, Daniel Gonzalez Looks To Pick Up Momentum appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

No Longer Overshadowed By COVID-19, Daniel Gonzalez Looks To Pick Up Momentum

By: Hans Themistode

COVID-19 wrapped its disease-ridden hands around the boxing world far tighter than any other sport. While other leagues such as the NBA eventually found a self-preserving way to continue with their events, boxing was sequestered.

For months on end, fans would grab their television remote, flick on the big screen, and hope for good news. Each and every time, however, they were left in the dark as boxing continued to have its forced hiatus. Although boxing eventually found a new normal, hosting cards without fans in attendance, fighters who aren't considered marquee names, were left on the back burner. Amongst them, was super lightweight contender Daniel Gonzalez.

After picking up a fairly wide decision loss at the hands of former titlist Chris Algieri in January of 2019, Gonzalez dusted himself off and rebuilt his image. Two straight wins saw the New York native primed and ready for his shot at the big time. But, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Gonzalez balled up his fist in anger as the opportunities he longed for passed him by.

“It was really frustrating,” said Gonzalez during an interview with BoxingInsider.com. “I had a fight set up to take on Ivan Baranchyk but that fell through. We had a fight set up against Jose Zepeda and that fell through as well, so it was difficult because boxing is a sport of consistency. Not only was it difficult to get a fight but also to get paid what you deserve.”

The unexpected time on the shelf could’ve gone one or two ways for Gonzalez. Either he could’ve sulked away and kept a surly attitude about how his once promising boxing career was developing, or, he could flip a weird and difficult situation to his advantage.

Admittedly, Gonzalez took the first option. But after realizing that everything happens for a reason, his entire mindset changed.

“I was certainly mad and upset initially but things happen and you just have to adapt. I just took that year and a half away to improve. Now, I’m so much better, faster, and stronger. I just improved my whole package."

So far, Gonzalez is 1-0 post his COVID-19 hiatus, registering a unanimous decision win against journeymen Evincii Dixon on April 24th earlier this year. Picking up the victory was exactly what Gonzalez believes he needs to get himself on track. But, as he puts the finishing touches on an arduous training camp, Gonzalez is convinced that Petros Ananyan, his upcoming opponent this Saturday night at Barclays Center, is in for an agonizing day at the boxing office.

“Man, Ananyan has no idea what he’s getting himself into. I’m gonna hurt this guy. I’ve fought at Madison Square Garden before and that was a big deal for me but I believe Barclay’s is the bigger venue. It’s always been a dream of mines and I can’t wait to perform.”

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