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American former professional boxer Paul Garza Gonzales OLY (born April 18, 1964) won the light flyweight division of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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After placing in the silver medal position in the weight class at the 1983 Pan American Games, Gonzales won the Val Barker Trophy for Outstanding Boxer at those Games.

Gonzales became professional in 1985 and fought bantamweight icon Orlando Canizales for the IBF title in a repeat of their 1986 contest, which Gonzales won by majority decision.

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Gonzales lost the rematch by technical knockout to cuts in the second round. Gonzales retired in 1991 after suffering two more losses to weak opponents.

Although Gonzales ran for office, he Ultimately Lost.

He worked as a car salesman. With Gonzales’s appointment, he served as interim president of the Queensland Olympic Council.

Gonzales, a gold medalist at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, was accused of committing lewd acts on two minors, one of whom was 14 or 15 years old.

According to Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson, the 57-year-old pled no guilty to both charges at his Tuesday (October 19) appearance in LA County Superior Court.

One of the victim’s grandmothers, who is now 17, expressed her displeasure with the verdict since Gonzales’ sentence was reduced from the 18 years he faced before striking a plea agreement.

That’s not right. According to an ABC 7 story, the grandma remarked, “She’s a child and he did this to her.”

After serving his three-year sentence, he plans to return to society as if nothing ever occurred.

No, that’s not right.

After capturing the US light-flyweight championship in 1983, Paul Gonzales went on to win gold at the 1984 Olympics in the same weight class (amateur).

Gonzales won the Val Barker Trophy as the best boxer at the Los Angeles Games. Gonzales made the transition to the professional ranks in 1985 and fought professionally until 1991, amassing a 16-4 record. In 1986, he won the NABF flyweight championship.

In 1989, he won the WBA Continental Americas and WBA Intercontinental bantamweight championships.

In 1990, he lost a fight for the IBF World bantamweight championship to Orlando Canizales. Gonzales later attempted a career in politics but was ultimately unsuccessful.

Later, he worked as a car salesperson, a boxing coach, and a recreation supervisor for the East Los Angeles branch of the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Gonzales, one of nine American boxers, won the first of their gold medals in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

He told reporters before the Olympics, “When I go back home, I’m going to go back with a gold medal and a limousine.” To paraphrase, “I rode home in a limousine and had a gold medal around my neck.”