Jorge Luis González
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|Jorge Luis González|
|Real name||Jorge Luis González|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Reach||82 in (210 cm)|
October 19, 1964 |
|Wins by KO||27|
|Pan American Games|
|1983 Caracas||Super Heavyweight|
|1987 Indianapolis||Super Heavyweight|
|Central American and Caribbean Games|
|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.
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.
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 of note, at the time he was a genuinely feared contender and top-class opponents were reticent 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 KO of a faded Phil Brown, and a one punch, two-round KO 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 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.
In 1999 González was involved in a heated sparring session with a South Florida based kickboxer Mike Vieira during which González was reportedly knocked out after the training session an enraged González allegedly attacked Vieira which incited a melee that spilled out of the Dania Florida gym authorities responded but no arrests were made.
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.
Professional boxing record
|31 Wins (27 knockouts, 4 decisions), 8 Losses (7 knockouts, 1 decision)|
|Loss||11-0||Derek Bryant||TKO||1||18/01/2002||Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada||Referee stopped the bout at 2:33 of the first round.|
|Loss||18-0||Joe Mesi||TKO||4||27/04/2001||Niagara Falls Civic Center, Niagara Falls, New York||Referee stopped the bout at 1:33 of the fourth round.|
|Loss||19-5-2||Cliff Couser||TKO||3||05/08/2000||Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, Mississippi||Referee stopped the bout at 2:52 of the third round.|
|Win||7-17-3||Bradley Rone||UD||8||03/06/2000||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada||79-73, 80-72, 80-72.|
|Win||56-14-1||Greg Page||UD||10||14/11/1999||Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Oregon||98-92, 96-95, 98-92.|
|Win||14-1||Tommy Martin||TKO||9||25/07/1999||Harrah's, Kansas City, Missouri||Referee stopped the bout at 1:21 of the ninth round.|
|Win||43-9||Alex "The Destroyer" Stewart||TKO||2||06/06/1999||New Frontier Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Referee stopped the bout at 2:38 of the second round.|
|Win||21-5||Rodolfo Marin||TKO||4||18/04/1999||Miccosukee Casino, Miami, Florida||Referee stopped the bout at 2:02 of the fourth round.|
|Win||19-2||Josh Gormley||TKO||10||07/11/1998||Bismarck, North Dakota||Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the tenth round.|
|Loss||15-1||Paea Wolfgramm||MD||8||15/08/1998||El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas||76-76, 74-78, 74-78.|
|Loss||25-0||"Big" Michael Grant||TKO||1||07/11/1997||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||Daniel Eduardo Neto||PTS||12||19/04/1997||Convention Center, Condado, Puerto Rico||WBO Latino Heavyweight Title.|
|Loss||20-10-1||Ross Puritty||TKO||7||05/12/1996||Brady Theater, Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Loss||44-4||Tim Witherspoon||TKO||5||10/05/1996||Madison Square Garden, New York City||Referee stopped the bout at 2:54 of the fifth round.|
|Win||20-8-2||Jason Waller||TKO||4||30/09/1995||The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Loss||36-1||Riddick Bowe||KO||6||17/06/1995||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada||WBO World Heavyweight Title. Luis knocked out at 1:50 of the sixth round.|
|Win||20-2||Brian "Bam Bam" Scott||TKO||2||11/03/1995||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||12-5||Tui Toia||TKO||2||18/11/1994||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||24-4||Olian Alexander||TKO||8||05/11/1994||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||16-10||Calvin "Concrete" Jones||TKO||4||31/08/1994||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||29-9-1||Mike Ronay Evans||KO||2||25/06/1994||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada||Evans knocked out at 2:48 of the second round.|
|Win||16-11-2||Mike "Big House" Rouse||KO||1||25/02/1994||Miami Beach, Florida|
|Win||39-7-1||Renaldo Snipes||TKO||10||06/11/1993||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada||Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the tenth round.|
|Win||15-10||Kimmuel Odum||KO||2||17/08/1993||Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi|
|Win||4-4||Dwayne Hall||TKO||1||22/05/1993||RFK Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia||Referee stopped the bout at 2:22 of the first round.|
|Win||26-12-1||Mike "The Giant" White||TKO||4||13/03/1993||Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||7-7||Larry Davis||TKO||2||26/12/1992||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||30-8-2||Philipp Brown||KO||1||06/10/1992||Mahi Shrine Temple, Miami Beach, Florida||Brown knocked out at 2:51 of the first round.|
|Win||12-7-1||Mike Acey||TKO||1||26/09/1992||Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida|
|Win||42-13-3||Michael Greer||TKO||2||19/06/1992||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||5-4-6||David Graves||PTS||8||21/05/1992||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||5-4||Tyrone Armstrong||KO||2||18/04/1992||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||11-8-1||Mike Gans||TKO||5||15/03/1992||Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada||Referee stopped the bout at 0:57 of the fifth round.|
|Win||0-5-1||Benji Smith||TKO||1||13/12/1991||Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida||Referee stopped the bout at 0:15 of the first round.|
|Win||1-3||Mark George||TKO||2||23/11/1991||The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Win||2-2||Sam Adkins||KO||2||06/09/1991||Miami Beach, Florida|
|Win||2-7||Larry Fortner||TKO||1||30/07/1991||Miami Beach, Florida|
|Win||1-3||Adolfo Morell||TKO||2||10/07/1991||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Win||2-4||William Campudani||TKO||3||21/06/1991||Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami, Florida|