Born on September 7, 1953 in California’s San Fernando Valley.
One of 10 siblings from the famous Goossen family. In 1982 the Goossens founded Ten Goose Boxing to train, manage and promote boxers and Goossen trained boxers out of the family-run Ten Goose Gym in Van Nuys, CA. From 1984-1990 he trained Michael “Second To” Nunn to 34 victories including the IBF middleweight championship over Frank Tate (TKO 9). He also developed world champions Gabriel Ruelas (WBC super featherweight), Rafael Ruelas (IBF lightweight) and Frankie Liles (WBA super middleweight). In 1988 he was named “Trainer of the Year” by KO magazine. Throughout his decades-long career he has worked with Joel Casamayor, Shane Mosley, Riddick Bowe and Chris Arreola among others. In 2005 he was in Diego Corrales’ corner for his remarkable lightweight championship “Fight of the Year” win over Jose Luis Castillo. Outside of the ring he has found success as a highly respected broadcaster, imparting his knowledge to viewers as color commentator on TVKO, HBO’s PPV arm, and as a Fox Sports analyst for Premier Boxing Champions.
Still an in-demand trainer, he has worked with Ryan Garcia, Vito Mielnicki Jr. and Frank Sanchez in recent years.
Born: Sept. 7, 1953