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R.I.P. Danny Gonzalez, Young Boxer Gone Far Too Soon

It is with a heavy heart 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.

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Reposted from @supremeboxing Danny Gonzalez R.I.P. ? We are very sad to report the tragic death of boxer Danny Gonzalez @daanny.g who was shot and killed during a family Labor Day picnic. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the Gonzalez family at this time. ??? —————-‐–‐—————————————— I met Danny Gonzalez in the top amatuer tournaments back when I would travel with the Flores team when I trained in Stockton. Danny was a great kid with a huge fuckin heart!!! Humble & had a great personality. I really connected with Danny Gonzalez when he was slowly drifting away from boxing….As the close ones know Danny was going through hard times trying to find his way back into boxing. We connected on a deep level just a year ago. He saw I was able to have a job & continue boxing and it inspired and motivated him. I always told Danny if I can do it, you can do it. If there's a will there's a way. Me & Danny would talk about life, boxing, work & the reality that us boxers live through trying to be successful on snapchat. I would send Danny messages on snapchat to motivate him & feed him faith. RIP Danny Gonzalez ? To all the fighters in boxing world just continue to work hard & push through….Boxing saves lives & keeps us occupied. Danny was always trying to find his way back into the sport of boxing…..When things get hard think of Danny & don't give up. Too young and too talented…..RIP kid & condolences to the family ?

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