Alejandro Gonzalez Jr., a onetime 122-pound title challenger, was found dead early Friday morning near his home of Colonia González Gallo in Guadalajara, Mexico, the victim of an apparent murder. He was 23.
Karim Guerfi didn’t just flip the script on Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. on Tuesday at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas. He rolled the script up and used the thing to bludgeon his opponent into submission.
He had him. Had him dead to rights. Alejandro Gonzalez Jr., the virtually unknown-outside-of-Mexico son of a former champion, had reigning titlist Carl Frampton down twice in the first round.
Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. isn’t the first “Cobrita.” That honor goes to his father.
Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. made his American debut in July, and it was memorable in more ways than one.
By Monday, Carl Frampton was on his way back to Belfast, Northern Ireland, his time in the United States having drawn to a close. He took away with him a win, Saturday’s unanimous decision over a game Alejandro Gonzalez Jr., but he also took away a big question that will take some time to answer—namely, is his future at 122 pounds, or will he move up to 126?
Carl Frampton was surprised and stunned after being knocked down twice in the first round Saturday, even if he claimed he was “never really hurt” by Alejandro Gonzalez Jr.
The two men who had battered each other for 12 rounds—and had the carved-up, swollen faces to prove it—stood across from each other Saturday night in a locker room at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.