“I embraced drugs, I was on the street”: Alfonso Gómez went from fighting Canelo Álvarez to living a life of addictions [video]

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Alfonso Gómez had a career in which he completed nearly 15 years. During his career, he faced boxers of the stature of Miguel Angel Cotto and his own Saul Alvarez, the latter on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. But nevertheless, vices led the former Mexican boxer down the worst path.

“I retired at the height of my career, of my life, of my finances, of my family. But what it took me 30 years to acquire, in six years I lost everything. I lost my career, my health, my family, my children, my house, my money, my cars. I lost everything. (…) I embraced drugs, I ended up on the street, literally on the floor”, Alfonso Gómez explained on his TikTok account.

@boxeador_despierto REGRESO AL BOXEO🥊@boxeador_despierto …”Lo Perdi Todo Y Termine En La Calle” #boxeo #despertarespiritual #boxeadordespierto #campeondeboxeo ♬ original sound – boxeadordespierto

What motivated the former Mexican fighter to get out of drugs?

Faced with so much darkness and obstacles, Alfonso Gómez revealed that it was God who gave him the strength to be able to escape the bad period in which he found himself.

“On the coldest, darkest, bleakest day, God woke me up, a reality woke me up. Who we are, why we are, what we are for and having that awakening, that understanding gave me the strength to get out of the hole,” he revealed.

Remember the fight between Canelo Álvarez and Alfonso Gómez in September 2011

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