Light Heavyweight contender Yuniesky Gonzalez (17-2 13 KO’S Miami, FL) is back in action this Friday, November 11th, at the Miami Airport Convention Center in Miami Florida. Promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Gonzalez will take on rugged African Maxwell Amponsah (11-2 10 KO’S Bronx, NY), in a 10 round Light Heavyweight contest.
Gonzalez hopes to continue his activity in the winning column after his back to back HBO fights last year. Gonzalez had an impressive 1st round KO of Brazil’s Jackson Junior on 3 months ago (August 6th) in a bout that also took place at the Miami Convention Center.
Last year Gonzalez had two heartbreaking defeats on HBO that tremendously raised his profile and garnered huge fan support. Gonzalez lost a highly debatable decision loss on HBO to former world champion Jean Pascal, July 25, 2015, in a bout where the overwhelming majority of those who saw it felt Gonzalez won the fight. He then went back on HBO and lost a close majority decision loss to undefeated world rated contender Vyacheslav Shabranskyy on December 19, 2015, which was a war all the way.
Amponsah is a hard punching fighter originally from Ghana but now residing in the Bronx, NY. Almost all of his fights have come in his native Africa and Amponsah is well aware of the opportunity in front of him and has trained very hard for the last 5 weeks preparing for this fight.
Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the fight “I am excited once again to have Yuniesky on in his hometown in Miami as the main event. Yuniesky is one of the toughest Light Heavyweights in the world and everyone knows he makes for thrilling fights. I know his opponent Amponsah is a tough kid and will come to fight so I’m looking forward to an exciting evening of Boxing at the Miami Airport Convention Center”.
The fight is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Boxing Storm Promotions.