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Paul Gonzales, Jr.

Full name: Paul Garza Gonzales, Jr.
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Light-Flyweight United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Light-Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
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) , Bolívar (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
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