NCWB1 – An interview with Brenda Gonzales

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NCWB1 – An interview with Brenda Gonzales

NCWB1 – An interview with Brenda Gonzales

NCWB1 – An interview with Brenda Gonzales

Brenda Gonzales. Photo Credit: Gomez Photography

Brenda Gonzales hails from New Mexico, USA and will be flying out to Quebec to compete in Canada’s first all-female boxing card, Nordic Coliseum Women Boxing 1 (NCWB1). She’ll be facing fellow American Lucia Osegueda at this historic event and we wanted to catch up with her and find out a little more about the “Boom Boom”!

Rew Mitchell

Hi Brenda, thank you for speaking with us in the run up to the NCWB1 event, we know it’s fast approaching!
When did you first get the call from NCWB, and how did it feel to be asked to be a part of such an event?

Brenda Gonzales

“Back in November”

 

Rew Mitchell

What are your thoughts on what is Canada’s first all-female boxing event, and it’s importance to women’s combat sports in general?

Brenda Gonzales

“I’m super thrilled to be a part of it. There’s gonna be lots of talent that night! The females get all the spotlight and get to show the world we can box on August 15th.”

Brenda Gonzales

Rew Mitchell

Your opponent is Lucia Osegueda, also from the States, what else does your team know about her?

Brenda Gonzales

“We don’t know much about her at all. I know she’s 3-0 and that’s about it.”

Rew Mitchell

For the benefit of our readers it’s worth us mentioning your fight records; you have a pro boxing record of 3-1-0, amateur boxing 3-0-0, and you are also 4-1-0 in pro MMA. Do you think this experience will help to combat any pre-fight nerves for this historic occasion? Do you get nerves? Is there any additional pressure involved with a fight like this?

Brenda Gonzales

“Nerves come and go every fight. No there’s no additional pressure.”

Rew Mitchell

Are you willing to give us a prediction for how the fight will play out?

Brenda Gonzales

“I predict it’s gonna be a high paced exciting fight.”

Rew Mitchell

Moving away from the NCWB event now. When and how did you first get started in martial arts?

Brenda Gonzales

“I started training 5 years ago. My fiancé had already been fighting for a few years when we started dating. I always had the love for the sport but didn’t know where to start. I went to the gym with him one day, did a class, and was hooked. A few months later I had my first amateur fight.”

NCWB1 – An interview with Brenda Gonzales

Brenda Gonzales. Photo Credit: Gomez Photography

Rew Mitchell

Have there been any other female fighters that have inspired or continue to inspire you?

Brenda Gonzales

“No one in particular. Gina Carano and Cyborg were the first females I remember seeing on TV and I was like ya I wanna do that!! My Coach Arlene Sanchez Vaughn has been very inspirational to me. She used to fight, even tho she won’t ever share her fight videos, we know she was BAD! 🙂 Some of the sickest movement ever!”

Rew Mitchell

What is it about competing that keeps you hooked?

Brenda Gonzales

“I was born to compete! I started at the age of 5 in other sports.”

Rew Mitchell

Having fought in Boxing and MMA, have you considered competing in Muay Thai?

Brenda Gonzales

“I love Muay Thai. I leave my career in my coaches’ hands, they’ve done a good job!”

NCWB1 – An interview with Brenda Gonzales

Brenda Gonzales. Photo Credit: Gomez Photography

Rew Mitchell

…and lastly, can you tell us about FITNHB and the work that you do there?

Brenda Gonzales

“FITNHB that’s my gym, my second home, my family! Home of the WildBunch! That place is a lifesaver. We wipe away our blood, sweat, and tears there. We push each other outside our limits. I started my career there and now I get to coach our teens class. We train Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and Jui Jitsu.”

Rew Mitchell

Thanks again for speaking with us today! We will be excitedly watching the event for sure, and we would like to wish you all the best for it! Are there any thank you’s or mentions you would like to make to close us out?

Brenda Gonzales

“Thank you for the interview. Thank you to NCWB for having me on the card. Thank you to my team and coaches for helping me prepare for my upcoming battle. My sponsors Damage Control Mouthguards, Unleashed Sports Nutrition, Unique Technique Massage by Mona, Tony’s Pizza, Larry’s Automotive, Flying C Wrecker, Signature Cuts, Sign Source Plus, and Sonny’s Sign Source. Much love to my family and those that support me on my journey!!”

NCWB1 – An interview with Brenda Gonzales

Brenda Gonzales. Photo Credit: Gomez Photography

For tickets info, you can either contact NCWB at nordiccoliseumwomenboxing@live.ca or at 819 918 7847. Tickets cost 65$ each. There are group special discounts available. The event and weigh in will be also live online on GFL.TV for 15$.

Brenda Gonzales Facebook Athlete Page
Brenda Gonzales on Twitter

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President and founder of Awakening. Rew does whatever possible to support female martial artists in gaining recognition.An avid fan of Martial Arts, with a training history that began at an early age in Judo. Practicing this art was fairly short lived and only lasted two years due to family financial difficulties. It wasn't until age fifteen when training restarted with Kickboxing, and shortly after Kung-Fu. Rew finally settled on Wu Shu Kwan (Chinese Boxing), and for a couple of years trained between four and eight hours a day and took part in several displays, but only competed in a couple of exhibition fights.If time ever becomes available again, Rew longs to start training in Muay Thai.
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