Jose Gonzalez

Weightclass: Featherweight

  • 6wins

  • 0losses

  • 1draws

  • 2kos

New York
Richard Anthony, Sean McHugh, Chris Schoewe
Martin Gonzalez (father)

“Chocolatito” (Little Chocolate)

At the age of 20, Jose has been fighting as a pro since January, 2016. A prospect at 126 pounds, he is the first cousin of four-division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez – Jose’s father and Roman’s father are brothers.

In his last fight on August 27 in Fallon, Nevada, Jose won a four-round unanimous decision against Gelacio Cruz.

Jose dominated the fight and won by shutout scores of 40-36 on all three scorecards.

Jose said, “I train at Gleason’s gym in Brooklyn – that’s my home gym. I’ve been training there my whole life. I spar a lot with a couple of guys – Elton Dharry and Ariel Lopez.

“I mix it up – I’m a boxer and a brawler. It depends on the opponent, but I like brawling – the fans come to see a fight!

“I’ve been to Nicaragua like, five times. My father and grandfather have a house there, and we see Roman every time we go.

“I know Roman very well – I’m very cool with him. I was with him when he fought at Madison Square Garden, and he gave me a tracksuit. Every time I fight, he always gives me great advice – in the ring and out of the ring.”

Regarding his nickname, he said, “My nickname is a family tradition. My father had it first, and the next ‘Chocolatito’ was my uncle, Roman – he was the one that made it big, up in the sky!”

fight history

  • 2016

    Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight on 8-27-16 in Fallon, NV, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Gelacio Cruz (2-3-2): the bout was on the undercard at Churchhill County Fairgrounds; Jose consistently outboxed and outworked Cruz and dominated the fight; scored 40-36 on all three scorecards…

    On 8-6-16 in Goldsboro, NC, he won by TKO (1st round) against Jalik Smiles (debut): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard at the Elite Martial Arts Academy; Jose overwhelmed Smiles in the 1st round, and he did not continue after the round…

    On 6-11-16 in New York, NY, he had a 4 round draw against Sean Acosta (0-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko-Roman Martinez main event – both gave strong efforts, and it was fast-paced and exciting; scored 39-37 Gonzalez, 38-38, 38-38…

    On 5-13-16 in Raleigh, NC, he won by TKO (1st round, 2:52) against Michael Pridgen (0-1)…

    On 4-9-16 in Queens, NY, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Jaxel Marrero (1-6-1): scored 39-37 on all three scorecards…

    He debuted at the age of 19 on 1-19-16 in Queens and won a 4 round unanimous decision agianst Marquis Pierce (1-7): scored 40-36, 40-36, 39-37…