A WBO junior flyweight title fight from the Alexis Arguello Sports Complex in Managua, Nicaragua, will add to the boxing-filled Friday night. The champion, Jonathan Gonzalez (27-3-1, 14 KOs), will take on Gerardo Zapata (14-1-1, 5 KOs), which will stream live on ESPN+ in the States. It’s another example of Top Rank & ESPN hosting these international cards that were hard to see in years past due to the unavailability of the stream.
Gonzalez was last seen in November, earning a unanimous decision victory over Shokichi Iwata (11-1, 8 KOs). Gonzalez has this fight with Zapata, which looks to serve as an interim one before facing Kenshiro Teraji (22-1, 14 KOs) in a huge junior flyweight unification. Can the 32-year-old from the Bronx, NY, continue his winning ways on the road?
Zapata will be fighting in his home country of Nicaragua and will have an opportunity to become a world champion. It’s a tough task as Gonzalez is a seasoned veteran, but Zapata, whose only blemish is a disqualification in December 2022, will put his skills to the test to see if he has what it takes to become a world champion. Zapata only has five knockouts in his sixteen bouts, so he must outbox Gonzalez to win a decision.
JONATHAN GONZALEZ VS. GERARDO ZAPATA BETTING ODDS
Per BetOnline.ag, Jonathan Gonzalez is the favorite at -1000, and Gerardo Zapata is the underdog at +600.
JONATHAN GONZALEZ VS. GERARDO ZAPATA FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date: Friday, October 27
- Time: 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS JONATHAN GONZALEZ VS. GERARDO ZAPATA?
- U.S.: ESPN+
- UK: TBA
JONATHAN GONZALEZ VS. GERARDO ZAPATA FIGHT CARD
- Jonathan Gonzalez vs. Gerardo Zapata; For Gonzalez's WBO light flyweight title
- Rene Santiago vs. Kevin Vivas; light flyweight
- Eveling Ortega vs. Silvia Duran; light flyweight
- Harvin Aguirre vs. Israel Lopez; welterweight
- Gerardo Sanchez vs. Eduardo Ajito; light flyweight
- Alex Vallecillo vs. Cristian Jimenez; super bantamweight
- Michael Carmona vs. Miguel Tercero; light flyweight