Undefeated junior welterweight David “Two Gunz” Gonzales is looking for a big effort this Friday night when he takes on the tested Samuel Teah in an eight-round bout that will headline a 9-fight card at Harrahs Philadelphia.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.
Gonzales of Philadelphia has a record of 8-0-2 with two knockouts. The 26 year-old ha won three in a row since stepping up his level of competition.
“Training has been great. I been on weight since five days before the fight. I feel strong, and I am ready for a big win on Friday,” said Gonzalez.
This won’t be the first time that Gonzales and Teah have shared a ring, so Gonzales has a little scouting report on his opponent.
“I sparred with him once and he is a pretty skillful guy. He is from Philly, so I know he has heart but he is not on my level. The sparring session was about 6 rounds. I haven’t watched any tape on him, but I know the only way he can win is if he is in better shape and I know that’s not possible because I am great shape. I am also naturally bigger, so I think that will be a factor.”
This is another “Philly vs. Philly” matchup, which is always special to the fans in attendance.
“We are both from Philly. People look forward to seeing these matchups and especially this early in our careers, but I am the one that will have my hands raised.”
Teah, who has had a couple fights and wins on national television, so Gonzales knows a win will put him on the map in the junior welterweight division.
“He is known in Philly and he had a big win over (previously undefeated” O’Shaquie Foster. I will show that I am on that level and this will start getting me higher profile fights.”
In 6-round bouts:
Carlos Rosario (5-1, 3 KO’s) of Pennsauken, NJ will fight Bobby Hornsby (8-1-1, 4 KO’s) of Ellenwood, GA in a lightweight bout.
Antowyan Aikens (10-2-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ will take on Terrence Williams (4-1,1 KO) of Harrisburg, PA in a super middlweight bout.
Nicholas Hernandez (5-1, 1 KO) of Lebanon, PA will battle Anthony Prescott (5-7-2, 2 KO’s) of Cherry Hill, NJ in a middleweight bout.
Tyrone Crawley (6-0) of Philadelphia will take on Victor Vasquez (6-2, 2 KO’s) of Yonkers, NY in a super lightweight bout.
In four-round bouts:
Hafiz Montgomery (2-1, 1 KO) of Toms River, NJ will square off with Julian Poole (1-1, 1 KO) of Wisconson in a cruiserweight battle.
Darryl Bunting (2-1-2, 1 KO) of Asbury Park, NJ will fight Juan Zapata (4-9-2, 2 KO’s) of Bronx, NY in a super middleweight bout.
Wesley Triplett (4-1, 2 KO’s) will take on Randy Easton (3-9-2, 3 KO’s) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight tilt.
Roberto Irizarry (3-1-1) of Cherry Hill, NJ will take on Jules Blackwell (8-6-2, 3 KO’s) of Phoenixville, PA in a featherweight bout.
The weigh in will take place at Harrah’s Casino 2nd Floor at 6 PM Thursday.
Tickets are $100 (VIP), $75 and $50 and can be purchased at www.harrahsboxing.eventbrite.com/