Jorge Luis González

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Jorge Luis González
Statistics
Real name Jorge Luis González
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Reach 82“ [1]
Nationality Cuba Cuban
Born (1964-10-19) October 19, 1964 (age 50)
Havana, Cuba
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 31
Wins by KO 27
Losses 8
Draws 0
No contests 0
Jorge Luis González
Medal record
Competitor for  Cuba
Men’s Boxing
Pan American Games
Gold 1983 Caracas Super Heavyweight
Gold 1987 Indianapolis Super Heavyweight
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold 1986 Santiago Super Heavyweight

Jorge Luis González (born October 19, 1964) (DOB disputed) is a former heavyweight boxing contender and prospect born in Havana, Cuba. He won the gold medal at the 1983 Pan American Games and the 1987 Pan American Games and the former WBO Latino Heavyweight Champion.

Amateur[edit]

González compiled an Amateur Record of 220-13. His highlights include:

  • Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the 1983 Pan-American Games in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the 1987 Pan-American Games in Indianapolis, United States. Results included:
  • Lost to Lennox Lewis at the 1987 North American Championships in Toronto, Canada, by decision.

After an outstanding amateur career in Cuba, where he defeated the likes of Teofilo Stevenson, Tyrell Biggs, and Craig Payne, he defected during a Cuban Team event in Finland, in 1991.

Pro[edit]

He reached the US and turned professional in Miami in June 1991. His progress as a professional was severely hindered by González's refusal to co-operate with trainers or training, feeling as a top Cuban amateur there was nothing he could be taught. He went through several different trainers during his first few years as a pro, due to his arrogance and laziness.

At 6'7, he towered over his opposition, and the majority of his fights featured the huge Gonzalez crudely clubbing his victims to defeat. Although he was criticised for not fighting anyone, at the time he was a genuinely feared contender and nobody wanted to fight him.

His most notable results in accumulating a 23-0 (22 KO's) record were his 10 round beating and TKO of the faded but still very game and tough Renaldo Snipes, a first round kayo of a faded Phil Brown, and a one punch, two-round kayo of Mike Evans, a tough fringe contender that nobody had been able to stop in ten years.

In June 1995, after a heated build up, he fought hated arch rival Riddick Bowe in Las Vegas, for the WBO Heavyweight championship. Bowe exposed González for his limitations and lack of development, savagely pounding the Cuban before knocking him clean out in the 6th round.

In 1996 González returned, seemingly out of shape, for a high profile fight with ex-champ Tim Witherspoon in New York. Gonzalez blew his chance of redemption, as Witherspoon used his superior skills and big power to take González apart, decking him twice and knocking him out in five rounds, issuing an even more complete defeat than Bowe had done.

Later that year González shockingly quit midway through a fight with trial horse Ross Puritty, ending his term as a contender.

In 1997 hot prospect and equally giant Michael Grant blew him away in one round, although in 1999 a new and improved González resurfaced, in-shape and more polished, bombing out Alex Stewart in two rounds and outpointing ex-champ Greg Page over ten.

A Mike Tyson fight failed to materialise as Tyson-lookalike Cliff Couser demolished the Cuban in three rounds in 2000. In 2001 González lost to Joe Mesi in four, and his career was effectively dead in 2002 when last minute sub Derek Bryant walked over him in one round.

His only title was the WBO Latino Heavyweight title which he defeated Daniel Eduardo Neto by Points decision.

Professional boxing record[edit]

31 Wins (27 knockouts, 4 decisions), 8 Losses (7 knockouts, 1 decision)[2]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 11-0 United States Derek Bryant TKO 1 18/01/2002 United States Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 2:33 of the first round.
Loss 18-0 United States Joe Mesi TKO 4 27/04/2001 United States Niagara Falls Civic Center, Niagara Falls, New York Referee stopped the bout at 1:33 of the fourth round.
Loss 19-5-2 United States Cliff Couser TKO 3 05/08/2000 United States Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, Mississippi Referee stopped the bout at 2:52 of the third round.
Win 7-17-3 United States Bradley Rone UD 8 03/06/2000 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada 79-73, 80-72, 80-72.
Win 56-14-1 United States Greg Page UD 10 14/11/1999 United States Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Oregon 98-92, 96-95, 98-92.
Win 14-1 United States Tommy Martin TKO 9 25/07/1999 United States Harrah's, Kansas City, Missouri Referee stopped the bout at 1:21 of the ninth round.
Win 43-9 United States Alex "The Destroyer" Stewart TKO 2 06/06/1999 United States New Frontier Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 2:38 of the second round.
Win 21-5 Puerto Rico Rodolfo Marin TKO 4 18/04/1999 United States Miccosukee Casino, Miami, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 2:02 of the fourth round.
Win 19-2 United States Josh Gormley TKO 10 07/11/1998 United States Bismarck, North Dakota Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the tenth round.
Loss 15-1 Tonga Paea Wolfgramm MD 8 15/08/1998 United States El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas 76-76, 74-78, 74-78.
Loss 25-0 United States "Big" Michael Grant TKO 1 07/11/1997 United States Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada IBC World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:00 of the first round.
Win 26-9-1 Argentina Daniel Eduardo Neto PTS 12 19/04/1997 Puerto Rico Convention Center, Condado, Puerto Rico WBO Latino Heavyweight Title.
Loss 20-10-1 United States Ross Puritty TKO 7 05/12/1996 United States Brady Theater, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Loss 44-4 United States Tim Witherspoon TKO 5 10/05/1996 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 2:54 of the fifth round.
Win 20-8-2 United States Jason Waller TKO 4 30/09/1995 United States The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 36-1 United States Riddick Bowe KO 6 17/06/1995 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada WBO World Heavyweight Title. Luis knocked out at 1:50 of the sixth round.
Win 20-2 United States Brian "Bam Bam" Scott TKO 2 11/03/1995 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 12-5 Samoa Tui Toia TKO 2 18/11/1994 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 24-4 United States Olian Alexander TKO 8 05/11/1994 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 16-10 United States Calvin "Concrete" Jones TKO 4 31/08/1994 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 29-9-1 United States Mike Ronay Evans KO 2 25/06/1994 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Evans knocked out at 2:48 of the second round.
Win 16-11-2 United States Mike "Big House" Rouse KO 1 25/02/1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida
Win 39-7-1 United States Renaldo Snipes TKO 10 06/11/1993 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the tenth round.
Win 15-10 United States Kimmuel Odum KO 2 17/08/1993 United States Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
Win 4-4 United States Dwayne Hall TKO 1 22/05/1993 United States RFK Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia Referee stopped the bout at 2:22 of the first round.
Win 26-12-1 United States Mike "The Giant" White TKO 4 13/03/1993 United States Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 7-7 United States Larry Davis TKO 2 26/12/1992 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 30-8-2 United States Philipp Brown KO 1 06/10/1992 United States Mahi Shrine Temple, Miami Beach, Florida Brown knocked out at 2:51 of the first round.
Win 12-7-1 United States Mike Acey TKO 1 26/09/1992 United States Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 42-13-3 United States Michael Greer TKO 2 19/06/1992 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 5-4-6 United States David Graves PTS 8 21/05/1992 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 5-4 United States Tyrone Armstrong KO 2 18/04/1992 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 11-8-1 United States Mike Gans TKO 5 15/03/1992 United States Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 0:57 of the fifth round.
Win 0-5-1 United States Benji Smith TKO 1 13/12/1991 United States Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 0:15 of the first round.
Win 1-3 United States Mark George TKO 2 23/11/1991 United States The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia
Win 2-2 United States Sam Adkins KO 2 06/09/1991 United States Miami Beach, Florida
Win 2-7 United States Larry Fortner TKO 1 30/07/1991 United States Miami Beach, Florida
Win 1-3 Panama Adolfo Morell TKO 2 10/07/1991 Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Win 2-4 United States William Campudani TKO 3 21/06/1991 United States Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami, Florida

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