Earlier today, via her verified X account, women’s undisputed featherweight champion Amanda Serrano (46-2-1, 30 KOs) announced that she had signed WBO junior flyweight champion Jonathan ‘Bomba’ Gonzalez (27-3-1, 14 KOs) as his manager moving forward. Gonzalez joins super flyweight prospect Krystal Rosado (2-0, 1 KO) as two fighters currently under the managerial guidance of Serrano and brother-in-law & trainer Jordan Maldonado. Serrano has made the most out of signing with Jake Paul & MVP as she has expanded her brand into the PFL, several endorsements in Puerto Rico, and now management with a prospect fighter and world champion.
As you already know I’m managing Krystal Rosado 2-0 but now I’ve added my islands @WorldBoxingOrg 108lb World Champ @jonathan_bomba.— Amanda Serrano (@Serranosisters) November 6, 2023
We have been training together & he needed guidance that I believe myself & my team can Provide.
WOW my 1st WC! God is Great!
More to come! 😉 pic.twitter.com/cqFAhZgAOW
The 32-year-old Gonzalez has been the champion for over two years since defeating Elwin Soto (20-3, 13 KOs) in October 2021. Gonzalez has seen his popularity rise since winning the title. He was the co-feature at a card in Japan in November 2022, which was headlined by now-unified junior flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji (22-1, 14 KOs). Gonzalez’s unanimous decision victory in Japan over Shokichi Iwata (11-1, 8 KOs) would set up the big fight against Teraji.
The unification fight against Teraji would be later announced, but about a week before the fight, Gonzalez felt ill and pulled out. Teraji would keep the date and fight Anthony Olascuaga while Gonzalez recovered and moved on to sign for a fight against Gerardo Zapata on October 27th. Again, Gonzalez felt ill before the fight and had to pull out, begging the question of whether making 108 pounds was becoming difficult.
After the announcement of Gonzalez signing to Serrano as his manager, ProBoxTV asked if he was moving up in weight, given that he’s had to pull out of two fights this year. Gonzalez answered on X by saying, “I’m staying,” while Serrano would later reply, “He will look to defend and unify at that weight (108 lbs.) before moving up.” This is a good sign for the hardcore fans waiting for the unification between Gonzalez and Teraji. Next year, we may actually get that fight.