Search Ongoing For Jhonny Gonzalez' Missing Brother

By Jake Donovan

The past month or so for Jhonny Gonzalez has proven frustrating in attempting to securing an opponent for his next fight. It pales tremendously in comparison to the pain and anguish he currently endures as a Missing Persons search is underway for his older brother, Miguel Angel Gonzalez.

Authorities in Mexico have officially declared Gonzalez, 39, missing, having disappeared on Friday without a trace. A nationwide search is in effect, with little else on the mind of the featherweight titlist until the matter reaches resolution.

"Miguel Angel has always worked Jhonny's corner as a second assistant. Jhonny is devasted right now," notes Oswaldo Kuchle, Gonzalez' promoter. "All of Jhonny's fans are praying for Miguel Angel's safety and have been overwhelming in their support through Jhonny's Twitter account."

Gonzalez (55-8, 47KO) has taken to his Twitter account to ask fans and followers to report any leads or news of any relevance to the proper authorities. 

"Friends, if anyone has any information about my brother, I please ask that you let me know," Gonzalez plead on Saturday. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of, as well as a member of the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by southpaw_07 on 02-16-2014

sounds like a kidnap for ransom case tbh, crazy stuff they are doing in MX, either drugs or this, the rest run across the border into the US

Comment by boxing maniac on 02-16-2014

Sad to hear this ....thoughts n prayer to gonzalez family and hoping for a safe return home

Comment by JakeNDaBox on 02-16-2014

[QUOTE=Lou Cipher;14241208]Is this the ex world champ Miguel angel Gonzales? If it iis diesnt he deserve his own title not just johnnys brother?[/QUOTE] Not the same person. It's a popular name in Mexico. The ex-chapion MAGO is a few years…

Comment by Andre Wardttke on 02-16-2014

[QUOTE=Lou Cipher;14241237][url][/url] Johnnys brother is 4 years younger than ex champ ma gonzales. Althoigh Johnnyd brother looks about 10 years older. No disrespect hope he is found in good health[/QUOTE] Is it definitely the same brother as the one that's…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-16-2014

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;14241655]Unfortunately, this is the situation we're going through all over Mexico now. We are the new Colombia [and have been for quite a while].[/QUOTE] Very sad situation. If the government can't provide security then the people need to unite…

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