R.I.P. Danny Gonzalez, Young Boxer Gone Far Too Soon
It is with a heavy heart ITRBoxing.com is notifying its readership that one of the marquee amateur boxers in the state of California, who turned professional in 2016 with Mayweather Promotions, Danny Gonzalez, has passed away.
Gonzalez, who was a staple in the L.A. boxing scene traveled to Northern California, and Las Vegas, Nevada making an impression everywhere he went.
Gonzalez’s notable amateur accomplishments include fighting internationally in Kiev in 2013 with USA Boxing, and getting a win against Serik Temirzhanov, as well as becoming a 2014 U.S. Junior Olympic National Champion defeating Ronnel Johnson in the final in Charleston, West Virginia.
Gonzalez had three professional fights with his last bout being against Sacramento, CA’s Mario Ayala in 2017. Gonzalez had been absent from the sport for three years, but his last post on IG hinted at a comeback as it was old footage of him training at the Pound-for-Pound Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada.
To show the impact Gonzalez had on people, boxers such as Devin Haney, Gabe Flores Sr., Marc Castro, Andy Vences, Karlos Balderas, amongst a slew of the best California amateur boxers all commented on their social media accounts about the passing of Gonzalez.
The news is tragic and sad, as at 22-years-old, it is just unimaginable.