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Monday, May 27, 2019

Kaminsky Scheduled to Return June 28

Middleweight David Kaminsky (4-0, 2 KOs) is scheduled to face Osbaldo Gonzales on June 28 at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. This will be Kaminsky's first fight since winning a unanimous decision over Estevan Payan in March.

Gonzales (6-4, 4 KOs) moved to Oklahoma as a boy and is a welder by trade. He started his career 5-0 with all five fights taking place in his home state. Nicknamed Rocky, he knocked out his first four opponents, but they were all winless when Gonzales fought them. He had an outrageous eight-pound weight advantage over two of those foes.The Tulsa-resident eked out a split decision victory against Alfred Walker, who sported a losing record and then promptly lost the rematch by unanimous decision.

Gonzales then pulled off the best victory of his career, beating Jarvis Williams, 8-0 at the time, in Williams's hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Gonzales, who fought as heavy as super middleweight, has lost his last three fights, all to prospects.

Gonzales throws a lot of arm punches and paws with the jab, but he can land a solid right when the opponent has his hands down in the pocket. Both Daquan Pauldo, whose former surname was Arnett, and Quilisto Madera allowed Gonzales to land the right on occasion. Osbaldo doesn't have much defense, instead relying on an iron chin. He doesn't shoot a lot of punches either. Against Madera, a unanimous shutout loss three weeks ago, Gonzales did more taunting than throwing.

Alex Rincon, a southpaw and undefeated prospect, overwhelmed Gonzales with hand speed in their clash last September. Unlike Pauldo and Madera, Rincon attacked the body, which softened up the very tough Gonzales. It's no coincidence that Rincon is the only man to stop Gonzales.

Kaminsky-Gonzales is slated for four rounds on the Richard Commey-Raymond Beltran undercard and will be broadcast on ESPN+.