Relying heavily on his right hand, Gonzalez (27-2 with 17 KOs), troubled Canillas (13-1 with ten KOs) with his jab and movement, making it easier for him to land his favorite weapon.
With the win, the Romblon-bred and Batangas-based Gonzalez will be set up for a lot more high-profile bouts down the road as promised by manager Elmer Anuran of Touch Gloves Boxing Gym.
It was Gonzalez’s seventh straight win after tasting stoppage losses four years ago.
But it wasn’t all gloom for ALA Boxing after Jimmy Paypa upset two-time world title challenger Bernabe Concepcion via a split decision.
Paypa’s win was highlighted by a first-round knockdown.