The son of a butcher, Gonzalez was born March 25, 1966 in Netzahualcoyotl, Mexico.
In an 11 year professional career, Gonzalez reigned three times as WBC junior flyweight champion, once as IBF champion and registered 12 successful title defenses. Following an undefeated amateur career (23-0), “Chiquita” turned pro in 1984 in Mexico City. In 1987 the 5'1” fighter won the Mexican junior flyweight title and successfully defended it twice.
On June 25, 1989 Gonzalez won the WBC junior flyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Yul Woo Lee in Korea. Five successful defenses, including a 12-round unanimous decision over Korean standout Jung-Koo Chang and a three round kayo over future world titlist Francisco Tejedor, followed. On December 19, 1990 he was upset by Rolando Pascua, but battled back to recapture the WBC belt with a 12-round win over Melchor Cob Castro in 1991. Four defenses followed before “Chiquita” signed to meet his IBF counterpart, Michael “Little Hands of Stone” Carbajal in a junior flyweight unification bout. “Chiquita” dropped Carbajal twice, but was stopped in the 7th round of the bout that was deemed 1993's “Fight of the Year.” He turned the tables in the rematch, scoring a 12-round split decision to regain the title. He would successfully defend the title three times, including a 12-round win over Carbajal in the rubber match, before losing the championship to Saman Sorjaturong in 1995's “Fight of the Year.” “Chiquita” retired following the loss with a 43-3 (31 KOs) record.
Known for exceptional punching power in either hand, “Chiquita” is widely regarded as one of boxing's hardest punchers “pound for pound.”
Born: Mar. 25, 1966
Humberto (Chiquita) Gonzalez