Ridgewood Boxer, Mathew Gonzalez, will be at The Barclays Center on January 20th!
Text and Visuals from Ridgewood’s International Boxing & Fitness Club and Mathew Gonzalez
Matthew Gonzalez is a 22 year-old pioneer in the Ridgewood community. He is a Ridgewood native and his family is from Puerto Rico. He started boxing at the age of 8 and started competing at the age of 10. At an early age he won two national amateur tournaments: Ringside and Junior Golden Gloves. He also won dozens of local tournaments including Junior Olympics and Metros. He has also competed in the 2016 Olympic qualifiers and the semi-finals of the Daily News Golden Gloves.
He currently has a pro career at 2-0 (2KO) and has recently been signed by El Matador Management.
As a pro athlete, he excels in and out of the boxing ring. Regardless of all his hardships and statistics, he managed to graduate high school, take college courses, volunteer, and work in his local gym. He is training in the gym’s “Anti-Bulling Youth Program” while also pursuing his boxing dream.
Mathew Gonzalez is a prime example of the hard work, talent, and dedication that the Ridgewood, Queens boxing community needs to keep the profession alive. His story teaches the urban boxing community to stay in school, give back to the community, be competitive, and never give up. He provides the youth with inspiration with the overall balance in his life, work, friends, and family.
Matthew’s boxing dream is becoming a reality and will be featured at the Barclays Center January 20th on the Spence vs Peterson (World title bout) undercard.
Learn more about boxing at Ridgewood’s International Boxing & Fitness Club located at 953C Cypress Ave Ridgewood NY (entrance is on Weirfield St between Cypress n Seneca) “We don’t play boxing”. instagram.com/ibfclubnyc
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Support the Ridgewood team and buy tickets directly (DM on Instagram) from @ibfclubnyc @leftygunz_ @jenbad@eric_roman_sr they have the best reserved seating for all their fans. A link will be posted soon for online ticket sales.
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!! Friends and family this is the time to show how much you believe in me. Have in mind that ticket sales reflect my influence in the boxing community and if I get other opportunities in large scale venues, sponsorships, and title shots. All tickets purchased elsewhere or through other online services, I will NOT receive credit for. Make sure to purchase and reserve your tickets directly from my team. We have best seats reserved in those sections. Thank you 🥊
Its that time!!!!! Come support Mathew “Lefty Gunz” Gonzalez January 20th at the Barclay center. Errol Spence Vs Lamont Peterson undercard 🥊 Come support our team and buy tickets directly from @ibfclubnyc @leftygunz_ @jenbad @eric_roman_sr we have the best reserved seating for all our fans. Link will be posted soon for online purchase. Special thanks to @elmatadormanagement for joining the team.