Alfonso Gómez, el rival del Canelo que cayó en las drogas

Alfonso Gomez is a former Mexican boxer who four years after fighting with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez he lost all his money and ended up on the streets for drugs.

“I retired at the height of my career, of my life, of my finances, of my family,” he said in his Twitter account. TikTok. “But what took me 30 years to acquire, in six years I lost everything. I lost my career, my health, my family, my children. My house, my money, my cars. I lost everything.”

Gomez He is a boxer from Guadalajara Jalisco, who made his professional debut in May 2005 by defeating Pedro Antonio Ochoa.

During his 14-year career, he made 33 contests, ending with a record of 25-6-2 with 12 victories by way of chloroform.

However, after his last fight in March 2015 against Yoshihiro Kamegai, whom he defeated by unanimous decision by triple card 98-91, ended his professional career.

“I embraced drugs, I ended up on the street, literally on the floor,” he added. Gomez. “On the coldest, darkest, bleakest day, God woke me up. A reality woke me up. Who we are, why we are, what we are for and having that awakening, that understanding gave me the strength to get out of the hole.”

Alfonso Gómez, Canelo’s rival

Among the prominent rivals he faced Alfonso Gomez in their career they meet Arturo Gatti Y Joseph Louis Castillo, whom he defeated by knockout and retired.

He also challenged Miguel Angel Cotto for the welterweight belt WBA in April 2018, but lost by knockout. In addition, he faced Canelo Alvarez in September 2011 for the super welterweight championship WBC and fell by way of chloroform.

“I realized that for 30 years in boxing, the effort, everything, I did it in a selfish sense,” Alfonso said. “I had a mistaken identity, everything was about money, fame, women, cars, luxuries. Not understanding the value of those things beyond the surface is what caused me to lose everything.”

Now Gomez He wants to return to boxing at 41 years old in search of finding a new path.

“Now connected to God, connected to humanity, with the intention of helping, with the intention of being present for other people, I encourage myself to be in boxing to be able to live it with this new understanding, with this new awakening”, he pointed out. “My ego died and entered God. I want to see what is the same experience, but without ego, connected to our father.

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