TIJUANA (November 30, 2020) – Jose Luis Roa passed the biggest test of his professional career to date, when he defeated Giovannie Gonzalez for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Lightweight title on Sunday, November 29, in Tijuana, Mexico.
In a grueling fight at the Nuevo Plaza De Torros, where many rounds appeared difficult to score, this was two hard-as-nails fighters who proved their mettle by warring it out for the entire ten rounds. Gonzalez probably landed the harder shots, while Roa connected at a higher volume.
Had there been a crowd in attendance, everyone would certainly have been on their feet cheering throughout, and both boxers can be very proud of the performance they put on. A rematch would definitely be highly welcomed!
In the end, judges Roman Cruz and Carlos De La Rocha scored the fight 98-92 and 97-93 for Mexicali´s “El Mirrus” Roa, while judge Juan Manuel Rincon saw Stockton, California-based “King Gio” Gonzalez as the winner by 97-93.
Going undefeated since losing his pro debut in 2014, Roa is now 10-1-1 (6). Gonzalez, who has been unlucky coming up short in some close fights, falls to a very deceiving 10-6-1 (8).
Broadcast live worldwide on Youtube by Best in Boxing, the fight was the main event of a show promoted by Borizteca Boxing Promotions in association with King Gio Boxing Promotions.