Bio:Super Lightweight, Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez fights and trains out of Queens, New York. Danny is promoted by NY and CT Hall of Fame promoter, Joe DeGuardia. If the phrase hard work was searched, a picture of a young Queens native Daniel Gonzalez would appear. The young man once entered the small Universal Boxing Gym an overweight teen who had no idea what boxing was and in need of an outlet to lose weight and get off the street. Fast-forward to today, you will still find Gonzalez at the Universal Boxing Gym, but not as a pudgy teen, instead as a muscular 140lb professional athlete.
Before becoming a professional boxer Danny had 70 amateur fights, obtaining the 152lb. Metros Championship, NY Championship, Golden Gloves Semi-finalist, Empire State Finalist and a spot at the National Quarter Finals. Working out two times a day and training other overweight youth like he once was, Gonzalez went from being a novice, to carrying the torch in the 2010 Empire State Games. Helping his own older brother literally shed 170lbs, Gonzalez is passionate about fitness, eating healthy, and boxing; he is a role model for other young men his age who look up to him as a rising star.
Gonzalez turned pro on September 22, 2019 winning his first fight at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY, by TKO. Gonzalez proceeded to rip off eight straight victories from 2012-2015. Catching the watchful eye of promoter, Joe DeGuardia, Gonzalez made his first appearance in the critically acclaimed “Rockin’ Fights” series at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on the undercard of an “ESPN’s Friday Night Fights” against Ken Alvarez. Gonzalez showcased his skills knocking down Alvarez two times on his way to signing a promotional agreement with Star Boxing. From his first bout at The Paramount, Gonzalez has not looked back.
Danny Gonzalez vs Justin Savi | The Paramount | June 8, 2018Gonzalez appeared in his first main event against veteran, Justin Savi (then 31-16-2), who was slated as Gonzalez’s toughest test to date. However, Gonzalez did not wait long to show his dominance. The first round saw exchanges from both men, attempting to find their distances, but in the second, Gonzalez took over, landing hard combinations to the body and the head of Savi, at one point so severe, the ref stepped in to give a standing count. With only 1 second left in the 2nd round, Gonzalez unloaded on Savi, who he had pinned in the corner, until the ref stopped the bout as Gonzalez earned the TKO victory.
Danny Gonzalez vs Johnny Hernandez | The Paramount | September 21, 2018Gonzalez squared off in his second main event against stablemate and former sparring partner, Johnny Hernandez at “Rockin’ Fights” 32. The crowd was so loud that you could barely hear yourself think. Hernandez started the fight fast, boxing smartly in the first two rounds landing crisp combinations to the stalking Gonzalez. Gonzalez closed the distance in the third round and from that point on it became a war of attrition in a spectacular fight. Gonzalez finished a bit stronger as the ten-round epic battle came to a close with everyone standing and cheering. When the scores were read to a captivated crowd, the elated new ABO Intercontinental Champion, Danny Gonzalez fell to his knees at the center of the ring with his new title on his shoulder. The scores were 95-95, 97-93, and 98-92, for Gonzalez (majority decision).
Chris Algieri vs Danny Gonzalez | Madison Square Garden | January 18, 2019Danny Gonzalez surprised many with his performance against former world champion Chris Algieri, when the two went to battle at Madison Square Garden to kick off the new year. Gonzalez got off to a slow start, as Algieri showcased his quintessential master-boxer style. However, as the fight went on, Gonzalez began to find a home for his punches, and really brought the fight to Algieri, clearly winning the last few rounds of the ten-round bout. To the crowd’s displeasure, the judges found in favor of Algieri, 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94. While the decision did not fall in the favor of Gonzalez, he showed an ability to fight with the elite at 140 lbs. and will look to build on this globally televised fight moving forward.
Danny Gonzalez vs Jerome Conquest| The Paramount | July 19, 2019In the main event Danny Gonzalez went to war with Jerome Conquest in a classic New York vs Philadelphia battle. From the opening bell both fighters were going for broke, later turning into an all-out war for the WBC FECARBOX Silver super lightweight title. Both Gonzalez and Conquest had impressive moments in the first half of the fight, letting their hands fly and scoring to both the body and the head. In the second half of the fight Gonzalez showed off his incredible stamina and punch rate by continuously bringing the fight to Conquest. At the end of the 10th round both fighters emptied the tank and left everything they had in the ring. Gonzalez’s work rate was very impressive, winning a clear, but tough, unanimous decision. With the win, Gonzalez is the new WBC FECARBOX Silver Champion.
Amateur Career:● 70 Amateur Fights
● 152 lb. Metro Champion
● NY Championship
● Golden Glove Semi-Finalist
● Empire State Games Finalist
● National Quarter Finalist