Summer Lynn vs. Brenda Gonzales
Davenport, Iowa 14/8/21
On August 14 in Davenport, Iowa, Summer Lynn takes on Brenda Gonzales for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) World Welterweight title.
As they enter their final days of preparations, we have asked both women the same five questions. Today we get to know a bit more about Gonzales, while tomorrow we turn our attention to Lynn.
Q: Tell us about your background in sports before turning pro boxer?
A: I got a late start in combat sports. I started training aged 27. I grew up playing sports, so I’ve always been athletic.
I had 3 amateur boxing matches before turning pro on an all female card. 7 months after that I had my first pro MMA fight.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: Two people stand out, my coach and my mom.
Arlene Sanchez-Vaughn has coached me my whole career. She tells me what I want and don’t want to hear.
Her love for fighting is raw and real. I’m blessed to have crossed paths with her!
My dad passed away just before my 20th birthday. I was a daddy’s girl. My mom is definitely my rock. She has also beaten cancer. She raised my brothers and I, but she also adopted two young boys, while being a single parent.
Q: Random, and unprofessional question: What would you prefer: Cheesecake that tastes like dirt, or dirt that tastes like cheesecake?
A: I’d have to say dirt that taste like Cheesecake. Who doesn’t love the taste of cheesecake?
Q: What are the most important things for you to be at your best?
A: I´m always trying to look for the positives. I’ve gone thru A LOT. The good, the bad, the ugly.
I try to be a motivation for others. I’ve had lots of health issues so I’m trying to take care of myself, proper nutrition, rest and recovery. Some days I do slack and I pay the price.
My parents also had health issues, and I am very close to my family, so as long as they’re all good I feel amazing.
Q: Without giving away your game-plan, what will make you victorious August 14?
A: I have 19 Pro fights, boxing and MMA. I feel I still haven’t fought to the best of my ability. If I show up focused and healthy, I will walk out of that ring victorious!
(Kristian von Sponneck)
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