ALEJANDRO Gonzalez Jr is adamant he isn’t your typical Mexican battler, but warns Carl Frampton to expect war this coming Saturday.
Mexico has provided boxing with some of its most famous warriors, fighters who are renowned for a high volume of punches and an abundance guts and grit.
The son of former World champ Alejandro Gonzalez Sr claims he doesn’t trade on bravery or trade punches in a traditional Mexican fashion, but still predicts his IBF super bantamweight World title fight with Champion Frampton will be an all action dust up in El Paso on Saturday.
“I don’t think it’s going to be a fight, I think it’s going to be a war,” said the 22-year-old. “I’m an intelligent fighter. I’m not like one of those Mexicans who like to get in there and take punches.
“I always take care of myself. People say I’m very difficult to fight against. People that I fight, people that I spar, they say I’m a very difficult fighter and I punch hard.”
Gonzalez is desperate to emulate his father and cause what would be deemed an upset this coming weekend.
“I think I had boxing in my blood. I’ve dreamt and dreamt all my life of being [a champion] like my father,” he added, before insisting that El Paso, even with its huge Mexican population shouldn’t be considered such a daunting prospect for Frampton.
“For me, it doesn’t ever affect me going to somewhere else. I mean I’m from Guadalajara, I’m coming to El Paso too. This is not my house. So it’s a neutral venue. I came here to fight. For me it doesn’t matter where I fight.
“I would have gone to his house to fight him. My only fight outside of Mexico was here in El Paso and I won, thirty seconds into the first round. It might not be so quick [on Saturday] but I hope I can be the new champion.”