Congratulations Abound For
Trio of Promoters Praise Puerto Rico's Jonathan "Mantequilla"
Gonzalez for his Impressive Knockout on Friday Night Fights
The promoters of Puerto Rican junior middleweight slugger
Jonathan "Mantequilla" Gonzalez (13-0, 13 KOs), Gary Shaw,
Javier Bustillo and Leon Margules, wish to congratulate
their 21-year-old fighter for his impressive performance on
Friday night at the Chumash Casino Resort and live on ESPN
Friday Night Fights.
Making his national television debut in the United States,
Gonzalez wore down and stopped former Contender contestant
Rudy Cisneros (12-3, 11 KOs) of Chicago at 1:50 of round
While Gonzalez had previously gotten rid of most of his
opponents early, according to Shaw, taking Cisneros to round
seven was part of the plan.
"Jonathan watches a lot of tape and studies his opponents
in-depth. He knew going in that Cisneros would be dangerous
for the first few rounds, so he took his time and boxed
until the opportunity presented itself to end things. When
you hit as hard as he does, it would be easy to think you
can just walk in and destroy everyone, but Mantequilla
showed a lot of maturity in sticking to the better plan."
For Margules, what impressed most was how easily Gonzalez
"On the inside, on the outside, coming forward, boxing and
moving, it was apparent no matter what he was doing, that
Jonathan was a class above. I've seen him walk through
plenty of opponents, but tonight was a reminder of just how
skillful Jonathan is when he needs to be."
Bustillo says he's happy to see his young fighter still
packs a punch in the later rounds of a fight. "Jonathan had
never seen the seventh round of a fight before and now we
know he still hits like a mule, no matter what round. A big
part of that is all the work he did in training camp before
the fight. It all paid off."
A member of the Team Puerto Rico Boxing squad comprised of
Puerto Rico's brightest future stars, Gonzalez's next
appearance is scheduled for June 11 at the Roseland Ballroom
in New York City as part of the Boricua Invasion
back-to-back boxing shows on Puerto Rican Day Parade
weekend. The fight, against an opponent that is temporarily
TBA, is also scheduled to be shown live on ShoBox: The New
For more information on Jonathan Gonzalez, or on Boricua
Invasion I & II, visit