Queens, New York (April 25, 2022) – On Saturday May 7, Star Boxing proudly presents “Borough Boxing” – the first professional boxing card promoted at St. John’s University’s Carnesecca Arena in the venue’s famed history. The main event will feature DANNY “EL GALLO” GONZALEZ (Queens, NY, 20-3-1 7KO’s) as he begins his campaign at welterweight, against Brazilian PAULO GALDINO (11-5 8KO’s). Gonzalez is coming off a thrilling bloody battle in the co-featured bout this past October at Barclays Center.
Gonzalez has faced his life challenges head on and is truly an inspiring story. As a young and bullied teenager, the Woodhaven, Queens native was well over 200 pounds, sad, teased and depressed. “My whole family was overweight,” said Gonzalez. “My brother had diabetes and asthma. He was like 400 lbs. I was over 200 pounds, and I was starting to get sick, so my mom made a decision to put me in a boxing gym.”
It didn’t take long for Gonzalez to turn this hardship into an opportunity. “I lost like 100 pounds by the time I was 16 and started boxing competitively. I got my brother into boxing too. He lost like 300 pounds.” Not only did Gonzalez start fighting in the squared ring , but he soon realized he was pretty good at it too. He would go on to be a NY Golden Glove semi-finalist, Empire State Games finalist and take home the 152 lb. Metro Championship.
Turning pro Gonzalez continued his perseverance and success. “I can say I am almost psycho obsessed with boxing. I love training, It gave me self-esteem. It gave me purpose. It gave me passion,” said Gonzalez. In 2019, adversity would once again rear its head when Gonzalez took former world champion and Star Boxing stablemate Chris Algieri the full 10 rounds at the Hulu Theatre at MSG. Gonzalez would drop a razor thin decision, in which he vehemently believes the judges got wrong. Like he did at 15, Danny looked in the mirror and decided to fight back.
Ripping off three consecutive wins, Danny secured the WBC FECARBOX Championship along the way. Danny had worked himself back into the higher echelon 140 lbs when the phone rang to face off with Petros Ananyan (then 15-2-2 7KO’s) at the Barclays Center on Triller for the WBA Continental America’s Super Lightweight Title. Gonzalez and Ananyan fought a thrilling and crowd pleasing war that earned the respect of boxing fans worldwide for their performance. A deep gash over Danny’s eye made the fight a bloody mess for final 4 rounds and when the final bell sounded to end the barnburner battle,
Once again, Danny Gonzalez stands up against adversity and his march back begins May 7 at Carnesecca Arena against a tough challenger in Paulo Galdino, in the 8 round welterweight fight.
Gonzalez is ready for the opportunity, “I am excited and extremely grateful to return to the ring and get back on the winning track so I can continue to compete in big fights. I got a lot left in the tank. I feel very experienced and know there’s nothing I haven’t seen. St. John’s University is going to be an epic night with an amazing crowd where I can display my talent and tenacity with a dominate victory on May 7. Everyone make sure to come out and see a action packed fight card in my hometown of Queens!
Tickets for “Borough Boxing” are on sale NOW and can be purchased by clicking HERE. The entire sensational fight card will be announced soon. Doors will open at 7:00 PM ET.