Danny Gonzalez dead at 22: Unbeaten star who is signed to Floyd Mayweather's team shot and killed in street
FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S unbeaten boxing star Danny Gonzalez has been shot dead aged 22.
The youngster was killed on American Labor Day on Monday evening.
According to TMZ, it is understood Gonzalez was in Moreno Valley, California for a family picnic when a gunman approached him and opened fire around 9pm.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department said paramedics attended the scene but pronounces the fighter dead.
Two teenagers who were with Gonzalez were taken to hospital for treatment on injuries.
It is still unclear who shot Gonzalez or what the motive was.
A police report read: "Deputies arrived within minutes and located three male victims with gunshot wounds.
"One adult male succumbed to his injuries at the scene, and two minors were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries."
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed the tragic news on Tuesday and said: "We are very sad to report the tragic death of boxer and top prospect, Danny Gonzalez."
"We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the Gonzalez family at this hard time. May Danny rest in eternal peace."
Mayweather led the tributes with a social media post which read: "R.I.P champ gone but never forgotten."
Mayweather snapped the Californian up to join his Mayweather Promotions team in 2016 when the boxing prodigy was just 18.
The Money lauded his "incredible" amateur record of 96-13 and described him as a "force to be reckoned with".
Mayweather said: "There are certain times when you know you've just struck gold and this is one of them."
Gonzalez had three professional fights, the most recent in Sacramento, California in 2017 before taking a break away from the sport – although he was thought to be planning a comeback.
Boxer Andy Vences added: "As the close ones know Danny was going through hard times trying to find his way back into boxing. We connected on a deep level just a year ago.
"Danny was always trying to find his way back into the sport of boxing.
"When things get hard think of Danny and don't give up. Too young and too talented…..RIP kid & condolences to the family."
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