By: King Eddie
Toughman Hawaii lines up for it's next event on July 7th and two of the promotions most fiersome warriors are ready to square off in the main event. Van Oscar Penovaroff and Donald Gonzales Jr will go toe to toe for the interim strap.
Van Oscar sees his task at hand as something he enjoys. He always looks for the most exciting fights, and feels that his opponent is one that will give him and the fans quite a bit of excitement.
"I know that he is a boxer like me. I know he has one boxing background. I know his father fought pro. He is a good boxer. I used to watch him when i was a kid."
Though he sees the potential in his opponent, Van Oscar also knows his own strengths.
"Donald is a tough kid but I believe I hit too hard. I believe if I catch anybody they will go."
As a hard hitting stiker with intense speed, Penovaroff is a tough matchup for nearly anybody. He has proven his heart and his strength over and over again. This fight will be no different. As he prepares for battle, he is reminded that there is a title on the line with this fight. He recognizes the challenge ahead, and the possibilities that will follow if he should win.
"Just like how it always is I would just like to visualize myself going in there and scoring a KO. I'm not just gonna go out like a wild man. I will look for the perfect shot and try to deliver it. Give the fans a great show and hopefully I can deliver a spectacular knockout."
Penovaroff also keeps his supporters in mind.
"I wanna thank all my family and friends. And all the promoters that put me on the cards."
Donald Gonzales Jr. also expressed his preparation for this battle. He sees Penovaroff as one of the top hitters in the game on the islands, but knows that he is just as deadly. His determination to establish his name atop the pile is nearly unmatched.
"This would be a step up for me. A test of competition. Stand up he is still one of the top contenders. Defeating him in the stand up is a pretty big statement."
When asked what makes him different, Gonzales responded with...
"I don't think he is prepared for the number of things I am going to throw at him. I have changed everything up and do more stretching and get more strength. I feel I get overlooked sometimes. But everybody is waiting to get to the top. I would rank myself in the top five in the state."
As he changes his training, and focuses more on strength, Gonzalez feels that his time is coming. He is ready for the belt, but more so, he is ready to clear the air about the top fighters in the division on the islands.
"This will eliminate any controversy of who is above who. "
Be there to see this battle come to life as Toughman Hawaii takes on Hilo Civic, July 7th.