Jose Pedraza

Former two-weight world champion Jose Pedraza Gonzalez, better known by his ring as Jose Pedraza, is a professional boxer from Puerto Rico. Sniper and Goldo are other nicknames for him. He is highly known for representing Puerto Rico and earning medals as an amateur in numerous international tournaments. As of June 2021, BoxRec listed him as the eighth-best active super lightweight in the world.

On February 4th, 2007, Jose Pedraza made his Pan American Games qualifying debut, defeating Oscar Diaz of the Dominican Republic (13:6). On March 17, 2017, Jose defeated Jose Luis Rodriguez in his lightweight and Top Rank debut at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Additionally, he defeated Mikkel LesPierre by unanimous decision on July 2, 2020 after dominating and twice knocking out his opponent.

Quick Facts

Name Jose Pedraza
Age 33 Years Old
Nick Name Jose Pedraza Gonzalez
Birth Name Jose Pedraza Gonzalez
Birth Date 1989-05-08
Gender Male
Profession Boxer
Place Of Birth Caguas, Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Ethnicity Puerto Rican-white
Birth Nation Puerto Rico
Religion Christian
Race White
Horoscope Taurus
Marital Status Married
Children 3
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Boxing career
Net Worth $4 million
Height 5 ft 8+1⁄2 in (174 cm)
Weight 139.8 pounds
Eye Color Dark brown
Body Type Athletic
Links Wikipedia, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter


Jose Pedraza(Source: Instagram)

The first time Jose Pedraza opened his eyes was on May 8, 1989, in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He was born in a Christian family with the name Jose Pedraza Gonzalez. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has Puerto Rican nationality. Jose turned 33 in 2022, and according to his birthdate, he was born under the sign of Taurus. His race is hence white. He has not provided any information about his parents.

Height & Weight

Jose Pedraza has a height of 5 ft. 8+12 in (174 cm) and a weight of 139.8 pounds on average. He has dark brown eyes and a hairless head. His ethical upbringing is likely one of the causes of his outspoken and incredibly alluring personality. Additionally, he has an athletic body type.

Relationship Status

Jose Pedraza is wed, although his wife’s identity hasn’t been made public yet. Since he constantly keeps a distance in his personal life and the media, not much is known about his private life or partner. But it appears from his social media that he is also the father of three kids. Additionally, he shares lovely photos of his family online. Jose is straight in terms of his sexuality.

Professional life

Beginning his boxing career, Jose Pedraza competed in the 2006 Copa La Romana, winning the gold medal against local boxer Jonathan Batista and earning the bronze with a 12:9 victory over Ecuador’s V. Castillo (10:5). On February 4, 2007, he made his Pan American Games qualifying debut by defeating Oscar Diaz of the Dominican Republic (13:6). He qualified for the competition by winning the bronze medal, falling to local Lisandro Bolivar (16:8) in the semifinals. At the Pan American Games, Jose entered the IX Torneo Jose “Cheo” Aponte, winning his preliminary match against Jose Virula Lopez of Guatemala (26:7) and making his debut with a victory over Shemuel Pagan of the United States.

he made his Pan American Games qualifying debut in 2007(Source: gossipgist)

He also took home the bronze medal after falling to local player Everton Lopes (7:2). Pedraza competed in the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships but was defeated by Sadam A in the opening round (25:17). Jose competed in a dual versus France to end the year, but he was defeated by Daouda Sow (15:5). In the Torneo Nacional Isaac Barrientos finals, where he defeated Reynaldo Ojeda (20:11), he successfully defended his lightweight national title.

At the American Olympic Qualifier, he made his debut by defeating Valentino Knowles of the Bahamas 20:4,

He then competed in the second American Olympic Qualifier, where he won the competition’s gold medal and qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics by defeating Lopes in a rematch.

He also won his first Olympic match by a score of 10-3 against Turkish opponent Onur Sipal, defeating him by points in the X Torneo Jose “Cheo” Aponte (19:8). Pedraza competed in the 2008 Boxing World Cup, beating Romania’s Georgian Popescu 8:2 to advance to the semifinals. In February 2008, Pedraza defended the lightweight title at the Torneo Nacional Isaac Barrientos, defeating Reynaldo Cintron in the preliminary round, Erick Vidal in the quarterfinals (WO), Edgardo Rivera in the semifinal round, and Ken Alvarez in the championship bout (10:3). At the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships, he made his debut by defeating Abdlay Anarbay of Kazakhstan (10:4) and went on to earn the silver medal, falling to Bernard Lebron by a hit score after a 16:16 tie.

More on Career

In December 2009, Pedraza competed in the AIBA Presidents Cup and defeated Enkhzorig Zorigtbaatar in his first match. In May 2010, Pedraza competed in the XIII Torneo Jose Cheo” Aponte and defeated Antonio Ortiz in the quarterfinals and Davila (5:0) in the final. Also, In June 2010, Jose competed in the 2010 Pan-American Championships, winning his opening match against Venezuelan Joan Gonzalez 14:1. He competed in the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in July, winning his opening match against Mexican Angel Gutierrez 22:7. Additionally, on December 3, 2010, he competed in a match against the United States and defeated Duran Caferro 16:3.

Pedraza competed in the AIBA Presidents Cup in 2009(Source: Premier Boxing Champions)

His decision to become a professional was subsequently announced on January 3, 2011, and his debut was set for February 18, 2011. Felix Rivera, who also made his debut and had a 68-5 amateur record, was the opponent. Jose won the match in the first round via technical knockout. On June 10, 2011, a boxing event was staged before to the Puerto Rican Day Parade, and on December 30, 2011, he competed in his first title fight by vying for the Super Featherweight Youth World Championship of the World Boxing Council. When the referee stopped Herbert Quartey from continuing in the fifth round due to injury, he was declared the winner via technical knockout.

More on Career

On June 13, 2015, Jose defeated Russia’s Andrey Klimov in a unanimous decision to win the vacant International Boxing Federation junior lightweight world championship. Jose then successfully defended his title twice, against Edner Cherry and Stephen Smith. On January 14, 2017, Gervonta Davis defeated him in the seventh round via technical knockout. On October 30, 2017, it was revealed that Pedraza would now compete in the lightweight class and that Victory Sports would now manage him. Also, On March 2, 2017, Top Rank declared that Pedraza has signed a multi-fight promotional contract with them. On March 17, 2017, he defeated Jose Luis Rodriguez at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater to make his lightweight and Top Rank debuts.

On August 25, 2018, he stopped Raymundo Beltran in the eleventh round and defeated him by unanimous decision, 117-110, 117-110, and 115-112, to claim the WBO lightweight championship and establish himself as a two-division world champion. Also, On December 8, 2018, he faced lightweight champions Vasiliy Lomachenko of the WBA (Super) and “The Ring” in a unification match. He was decisively defeated by a score of 117-109, 117-109, and 119-107.

Jose faced Antonio Lozada Jr., a lightweight who was ranked #13 by the WBC. Pedraza battled Jose Zepeda and prevailed through ninth-round TKO. The WBC ranked Zepeda as ninth. Mikkel LesPierre was challenged by Pedraza. On July 2, 2020, Pedraza defeated his opponent with ease and twice knocked him out en route to a resounding unanimous decision victory.

Net worth & Source of Income

Jose Pedraza is a multi-talented man with a net worth of $4 million as of 2022. He also receives a nice salary of about a thousand dollars a year. He has already developed a personal brand in his brief professional career. Also, He is incredibly ambitious and will keep working hard to meet his goals. Jose has access to every luxury and convenience in the world. His boxing career is his main source of income, and he puts his all into what he does.

Some Interesting Facts

  • He held the IBO super featherweight title in 2014.
  • As of June 2021, he is ranked as the world’s eighth best active super lightweight by BoxRec.
  • Pedraza participated in the 2006 Copa La Romana.
  • His intention to become a professional was made public on 3rd January 2011.
  • As an amateur he represented Puerto Rico, winning medals in multiple international competitions.

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