Full name: Paul Garza Gonzales, Jr.
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: April 18, 1964 in East Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Hollenbeck Youth
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Paul Gonzales won the light-flyweight gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, after having won the 1983 US light-flyweight title (amateur). At Los Angeles, Gonzales was awarded the Val Barker Trophy of the outstanding boxer at the Games. Gonzales turned professional in 1985 and fought through 1991, recording a pro record of 16-4. He won the NABF flyweight title in 1986, the WBA Continental Americas and WBA Intercontinental bantamweight titles in 1989, but lost a bout to Orlando Canizales in 1990 for the IBF World bantamweight title. Gonzales later tried to enter politics but failed to win office. He then worked as a car salesman and boxing coach and recreation supervisor for the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation in East Los Angeles.
|1984 Summer||20||Los Angeles||Boxing||Men's Light-Flyweight||United States||USA||1||Gold|
|1984 Summer||20||Los Angeles||Boxing||United States||USA||Final Round||Match 1/2||1||1984-08-11||Gonzales, Jr. (USA)||walkover|
|1984 Summer||20||Los Angeles||Boxing||United States||USA||Semi-Finals||Match #2||1||1984-08-09||Gonzales, Jr. (USA) , BolÃvar (VEN)||decision||5||60||60||60||60||60||300|
|1984 Summer||20||Los Angeles||Boxing||United States||USA||Quarter-Finals||Match #4||1||1984-08-07||Gonzales, Jr. (USA) , Lyon (GBR)||decision||4||60||60||58||59||60||297|
|1984 Summer||20||Los Angeles||Boxing||United States||USA||Round Two||Match #8||1||1984-08-04||Gonzales, Jr. (USA) , Bagonza (UGA)||decision||5||60||60||60||60||60||300|
|1984 Summer||20||Los Angeles||Boxing||United States||USA||Round One||Match #16||1||1984-07-30||Gonzales, Jr. (USA) , Kim (KOR)||decision||5||60||60||60||60||60||300|