Rios stands in way of Gonzalez's path

Unbeaten junior bantamweight closing in on title shot entering Saturday's fight

Updated: March 22, 2013, 9:42 PM ET
By Carlos A. Narvaez | Special to ESPNDeportes.com

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO -- The junior bantamweight division will be extremely active in the next few weeks, beginning Saturday in the Caribbean and then moving on to Macau.

Highly regarded prospect Jonathan Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KO) will face Joseph Rios (13-7-2, 4 KO) in the main event of a "Future Champions" card to be held in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

A victory against Rios, who lost in 2007 against former 122-pound champion Leo Santa Cruz, could give Gonzalez, 21, a ...

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