Junior welterweight boxer Tony “Lighting” Luis has high expectations of where his career will take him during the next 12 months.
A multi-time Canadian amateur champion and former WBC Continental Americas titlist, Luis’ 2013 begins on Jan. 25 when he battles well-regarded Miguel Gonzalez of Cleveland, OH.
The bout takes place on ESPN Friday Night Fights live from the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y.
Recognized as one of the top young talents in a nation flooded with quality prizefighters, Luis, 15-0 (seven knockouts), destroyed hard-hitting veteran Andres Ledesma last September in his United States debut.
The popular 24-year-old is a perfect 4-0 with all four wins by knockout since moving up to the junior welterweight division.
“He’s a slick southpaw with a dangerous left hand,” Luis said of Gonzalez. “He’s fought some very tough fighters and won’t be flustered or fazed by anything. Like me, he had a ton of amateur fights against the best competition out there. I’ve got a good game plan and he’ll see what I’m about once we get into the ring.”
Luis believes there’ll be a solid turnout for this fight.
“We’re organizing a bus so people from Cornwall can come down to the fight. I’ve got great fans and they really support me. January 25 will be a great night for me and everything will go as expected if I follow the game plan.”