GoFundMe For Michael Gonzalez

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Michael is a committed, resilient, ambitious man who standing at 5’6” once weighed an astounding 350lbs. and has worked extremely hard to get down to 150lbs. via a lifestyle change.  He went from eating the un-healthiest meals you could imagine on a daily basis, to now valuing his precious life and ensuring that his meals presently are moderate in proportions and conducive to his health.  In addition to smart eating choices Mike began to box and boxing truly saved his life.  On the precipice of coming face to face with heart disease and diabetes Mike introduced boxing to his body and has thus far kept those conditions so common with people who suffer from obesity, at bay.  Mike now works and trains out of Universal Boxing Gym and spends his days helping others to realize their potential when it comes to not only healthier lifestyles but also with boxing.  He tirelessly helps members with their weight-loss journey and has devoted his life to their success.

Mike’s weight loss journey began several years ago and within the first two years he successfully got himself down to a healthy weight of 160lbs. purely through eating healthy, balanced meals and a devotion to boxing.  Such a remarkable achievement is to be applauded and would leave any of us feeling proud and confident.  However, as is common with extreme weight loss, he has excess skin that sags and so day in and day out he laboriously works to tighten that skin with weightlifting exercises but it is to no avail and thus his confidence has quickly dissipated.  Mike has carried around this excess skin for years, trying to hide it, wearing uncomfortable tight undershirts daily to hold the skin in his midsection in place, and even wearing it while competing in various boxing tournaments such as the New York Daily News Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament, and the New York Metros Championship Tournament.   Mike has even created an impressive amateur boxing record for himself, currently at 15-4 competing not only in tournaments as both a novice boxer and into the open class division fighting at 152lbs.  It is now time to have the excess, saggy skin removed and go forward with the body lift surgery Mike deserves!  After consultation with doctors Mike learned that he will need at least two surgeries to fix all that needs fixing, removing skin from his midsection, arms, chest, thighs and back.   Unfortunately, health insurance will not cover any of this as they consider it to be purely cosmetic even though it can be detrimental to ones mental health.  As you can imagine it is VERY expensive and Mike needs and deserves our help because he is the epitome of hard work, resilience, courage, compassion, empathy and altruism! One surgery will cost $10,000 while the second one will be $27,000 and so our first goal is to reach $10,000 to complete the first half of his procedures.

Mike is a fighter; he fights to help the members of Universal Boxing Gym realize their potential as others have helped him realize his own; he fights to maintain his health; he fights to conjure up confidence and he fights because has to.  Lets help Mike fight and contribute to this cause, as we all know “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

To donate please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/mikegonzalez

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El Gallo Returns to Action March 24th!

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After a lengthy layoff due to the current state of boxing in the world’s capital…New York City, boxing and Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez make their much awaited return to The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Gonzalez (12-0-1 5KO’s) has been patiently waiting and honing his skills as he waited for a chance to get back the path to championship glory. On March 24th Star Boxing’s Rockin’ Fights 26 returns as El Gallo steps in against the battle tested Jerome Rodriguez (7-5-3 2KO’s) of Trenton, NJ in a classic New York versus New Jersey battle.

Spending time in Clearwater, FL training with the likes of 147lb world champion Keith Thurman,title challenger Edner Cherry, former 140lb world champion Kendall Holt, rising prospect Clarence Booth among other locals; Gonzalez has kept busy and sharpened his craft under the tutelage of trainer Moises Roman Jr and assistant coach Frank Celentano in preparation for whatever opponent…

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Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez Dominates Curtis Morton with Non-Stop Punching Over 8 Rounds

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The undercard featured a bevy of top local prospects, and here are those results: In another junior welterweight clash, Woodhaven’s Danny Gonzalez (12-0-1, 5 KO’s) remained undefeated with a unanimous eight round decision over Curtis Morton (4-6-4) of Myrtle Beach in an eight-rounder. El Gallo displayed eye catching combinations, superior footwork and resolve in his impressive victory.- WBN

On the same card junior welterweight Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez, 12-0-1(5), scored an eight round unanimous decision win over Curtis “The Trap” Morton, 4-6-4-(0). The scores were 80-72, 79-73 and 79-73.- SecondsOut

Unbeaten jr welterweight Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez (12-0-1, 5 KOs) hammererd out an eight round unanimous decision over Curtis “The Trap” Morton (4-6-4, 0 KOs). Gonzalez’ non-stop work rate produced an 80-72, 79-73, 79-73 verdict on the scorecards.- FightNews

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Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez 140lbs VS Curtis Niko Morton 140lbs

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Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez weighed in at 140lbs opposite his opponent, battle tested Curtis Niko Morton 140ls ahead of their junior welterweight bout scheduled for tomorrow night on the under card of Rockin’ Fights 24 at The Paramount in Long Island, NY.

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Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez In Action June 17th!

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Less than eight weeks after having dismantled his previous opponent in 5 rounds, Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez of Woodhaven, NY looks to up his ledger to 12-0 as he battles late replacement Curtis Niko Morton over 8 rounds this Friday night at The Paramount in Long Island. Gonzalez was scheduled to face a different opponent but a replacement in Morton was found for this battle who has some solid performances against other undefeated prospects taking them to their limits in some tough decision losses. The 2015 Prospect of the year has already been in camp and looks to show some fireworks in his new adopted home of The Paramount under Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing banner, he looks to continue impressing and learning while entertaining all the fans in attendance. For tickets please come to Universal Boxing Gym located at 90-14 95th ave South Ozone Park, NY 11416 or call (929)…

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Lee-Yeleussinov Battle to Disputed Draw

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DEVAUN LEE: “I don’t agree with the draw; I think I won the fight. I would have been comfortable with a split decision. He worked, but I landed clean shots, and I landed heavier…

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DeVaun Lee Faces Undefeated Dauren Yeleussinov June 12th in Lakeland, FL

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A boxer’s last fight really tells you all you need to know when scouting an opponent for a match, but what about the bigger picture when you look at the whole resume? The Young All Star DeVaun Lee has a resume that proves just as much as his thrilling NYS Middleweight title victory against the then-undefeated Chris Galeano; it shows his willingness to prove his worth in the sport he loves. If we take a look at the 7-2 record of Lee it proves that he loves the challenge of facing undefeated prospects, and he has been coming away with more victories and experience because of it. Valdez was the first undefeated guy, 5-0 became 5-1 for him as Lee put him down and stopped him in three rounds, next came Bakare who actually was able to drop Lee in the first round but had a hard time as Lee…

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