WBC world champion Alejandro "Cobrita" Gonzales talks to me and shares his
story. Have you ever wondered what a world class fighter thinks, or feels?
You now get the chance to find out, in this exclusive one on one piece. He
talks about his life, boxing, and much much more! "When you wanted to fight
for the World Championship, you had to fight the best – you did not have an
option to avoid the best! You MUST have fought the best in order to get the
privilege of actually fighting the champion and getting the belt", stated
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I am Alejandro “Cobrita“ Gonzales and I would like to tell you my story. I
started boxing at a very young age. Why? Simply because I used to beat the
boys when getting into fights as a kid. Yes, I was fighting on the streets
of Mexico every day. A friend of mine had a neighbor who went to the boxing
gym and he lived in our neighborhood. So when he heard about me, he took me
to the boxing gym. I started training with Julian Magdaleno and Javier
I actually became an amateur boxer at the age of 13 and fought my way up.
When I was 15 years old, it was time for me to join the professional boxing
ranks. You have to understand that being so young, actually stepping into
the ring for my first fight made me very nervous. I knew I was good because
nobody wanted to fight me, but personally I always wanted to fight the best
because I wanted to be the best. At one point they had me fighting against a
strong boxer and my parents were already thinking that maybe I won’t get
back into the ring because of it and I may quit the sport. So that is
basically why they really tried to set me up with tough fights, but I loved
it. I started off with 4 rounders, had two fights and thank God I won them.
I then moved up to 6 rounders, and then as you can guess I went up to 8
rounders. When I was about 16 years old I was fighting a good opponent in a
10 round bout and won by knock-out. Yes, at the age of 16 I fought ten
rounds! When I was 17, I fought in a tournament and beat the champion in the
first round by knock-out. That’s how I started out in boxing.
Boxing has changed a lot since I started. You didn’t have as many techniques
and it was sort of simple back then. Back in the day, when you wanted to
fight for the World Championship, you had to fight the best – you did not
have an option to avoid the best! You MUST have fought the best in order to
get the privilege of actually fighting the champion and getting the belt.
You could not choose who to fight, and you could not cherry pick. You had to
fight who you had to fight, and you had to beat the best to get a shot at
the best. I never got anything for free. I had to fight very hard for
everything that I have ever achieved in my career. I had to put in a lot of
work and but it all paid off in the end.
Cobrita, Brandon Rios, Sylvana,
My time finally came and I had fought my way up to fight for the WBC belt
against Former World Champion Kevin Kelly, who had 41 fights at the time. It
was a tough fight. You can only imagine who everyone was rooting for - the
champion of course! I wanted to win though. I was so confident and I won in
the 10th round. Another tough fight I had was with your friend,
You know what I think made me different to boxers today? I fought anyone,
anywhere, anytime and I always enjoyed it. I also like to hang out with
friends and going to boxing fights. I like women who are fun and are pretty
like you! My family has always supported me in good times as well as in bad
times. My wife has always had my back from day one, and has never left my
site to this today.
The world of boxing has currently many good boxers but most of them haven’t
proven themselves yet. Canelo Alvarez has to prove himself against a top
fighter. He will face Trout soon who is a very good opponent for Canelo. He
now has the chance to prove himself and confirm if he is really as good as
he seems. Another good fighter is my son. There’s plenty of good fighters
also who train here in California. For example Giovani Segura, and like I
said my son Alejandro "Cobrita” Gonzales Jr." along with a few other amateur
boxers as well.
To all my people in Germany, Europe, The States and all around the world,
thank you very much for all your support and being interested in reading
about my story! Please keep an eye on my son
Alejandro Cobrita Gonzales Jr. Don’t let him out of your eyes.
He’s the youth CMB World Champion and you will see him a lot in the ring in
near the future. I hope you have enjoyed me telling you my story. We will
see what happens in the next chapter of my life. I wish everyone reading
this all the best, and now let’s see what the future holds for us all! Thank
you, Cobrita Gonzales.
Cobrita and Sylvana