His most recent victory came March 12 in Las Vegas when he defeated Jeremy McLaurin in the first round on the Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga undercard. He also fought last June in Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y., on the Cotto-Yuri Foreman undercard.
“‘El Puma’ was very important for us,” said president of H2 Entertainment Hector Soto. “It is a very unfortunate situation. We have to pray so that God can give strength to his family.”
“This is one of those moments that nobody wants to live through,” said executive director of Miguel Cotto Promotions Bryan Pérez. “The sudden passing of ‘El Puma’ takes us by surprise and gives us all profound sadness, this whole tragedy. We will always remember him for his genuine smile and the spirit of a warrior that lived within him.”
It is reported that González was shot while gunmen in the area were looking for another person. The police are still investigating the situation and looking for the criminal who fired the shots.
Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly through Miguel Cotto Promotions.
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Update: According to PrimeraHora.com four adults and one minor were detained Wednesday believed to be involved in the murder of González. The individuals were arrested in a house in the nearby city of Bayamon where authroities found firearms, ammunition, and controlled substances.
June 8, 2011