Óscar González (boxer)

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Óscar González
Statistics
Nickname(s) Fantasma
Rated at Super bantamweight
featherweight
Nationality Mexican
Born April 22, 1990
Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Died February 3, 2014(2014-02-03) (aged 23)
Mexico City, Mexico
Boxing record
Wins 23
Losses 3

Óscar González (April 22, 1990 – February 3, 2014) was a Mexican professional boxer. During his career, he fought at super bantamweight and featherweight.

González fought as a professional from 2007 until 2014, with a career record of 23 wins against 3 defeats. His nickname was "Fantasma", which is the Spanish word for "ghost". His promoter was Box Latino, the same company that promoted Erik Morales.

Boxing career[edit]

González was born in Tepic, Nayarit, the son of Miguel Angel González and Luz Teresa Arriaga.[1] He turned professional in Mexico in March 2007, and later won the WBC Youth World Super Bantamweight and the WBC (USNBC) Super Bantamweight titles. His better known victories included wins over Rico Ramos, Raúl Hirales, Giovanni Caro, Adrian Young, Héctor Velázquez, Caril Herrera, Manuel Aguilar, Wacharakrit Senahan and Carlos Fulgencio.

Death[edit]

On February 1, 2014, González took on Jesús Galicia in a bout for the WBC Latino Silver featherweight championship at Foro Scotiabank (Scotiabank Forum) in the Polanco district of Mexico City, a bout that was televised across Mexico and Latin America by Televisa. Favored to win against the 12-7 Galicia, González was beaten by a knockout in the tenth round of the scheduled twelve-rounder and suffered severe brain damage. He fell into an almost immediate coma after the fight and by the time he reached a local hospital, brain death had occurred. On February 3, González was pronounced dead at the age of twenty-three.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

González was married to Magaly Avalos; they had no children.[1]

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