Thu, May 17 | Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

World Boxing

Romero "Ruthless" Duno (16-1, 14 KOs) of General Santos City, Philippines will fight Mexico City's Gilberto "Flaco" Gonzalez (27-4, 22 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight fight in the main event of the May 17 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA.
Romero Duno vs Gilberto Gonzalez
World Boxing

Time & Location

May 17, 2018, 10:00 PM – May 18, 2018, 2:00 AM
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Pkwy, Indio, CA 92203, USA

About The Event

With more than 80% of his fights ending in a knockout victory, Duno is considered as one of the top prospects from the Philippines. Duno exploded onto the Southern Calif. fight scene when he pulled the upset that turned heads - a knockout victory of local hometown hero Christian "Chimpa" Gonzalez in the main event of the popular LA FIGHT CLUB series. Since then, he's won against noteworthy ring veterans including Juan Pablo "Lagarto" Sanchez and Yardley Armenta Cruz.

"I am happy to be back in the ring again, and I will train really hard for this fight because I know Gilberto Gonzalez is a good veteran boxer," said Romero Duno. "I am confident that I will win this fight for my country. I want to thank Golden Boy Promotions and Sanman Boxing for another opportunity. I will do my best to win and give a great show to the fans."

Hailing from Mexico City, Gilberto Gonzalez will look for a comeback victory after a hard-fought battle against lightweight contender Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta. Since the devastating loss, Gonzalez has been out of the ring for a full year and will look to reestablish his status as a contender.

"I'm excited to return to the U.S. and go up against a notable Filipino opponent like Romero Duno," said Gilberto Gonzalez. "It's been more than a year since I've been in the ring, and the time off has given me extra motivation. I hope to give the fans a great show."

Romero Duno vs Gilberto Gonzalez

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