Photo: Juan “El Puma” González Vázquez
Puerto Rican Boxer Juan “El Puma” González Vázquez was shot on Tuesday night in his hometown of Tao Baja. The 21 year old was riding his motorcycle with his friend Javier Joel Pérez Santana, 25, through the neighborhood. It is believed he was an innocent victim when he was critically shot and Santana was wounded in the leg.
González (11-0, 10 KOs) debuted as a professional in 2009 at the lightweight division and was promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment. He was a very promising young fighter.
“‘El Puma’ was very important for us,” said president of H2 Entertainment Hector Soto to PrimeraHora newspaper. “It is a very unfortunate situation. We have to pray so that God can give strength to his family.”