RGBA Fighter Izaac Colunga Critical After Shooting
By Raymundo Dioses
On January 18, 2019 rising super featherweight Izaac Colunga
was featured on the undercard of the inaugural Mikey Garcia
Promotions fight card in San Bernardino, California. Colunga
dominated and stopped opponent Patrick Gutierrez within two
rounds and was also awarded the ‘Knockout of the Night’
Colunga (3-0, 2 KO's), a mild mannered former high school
athlete, was welcomed into the prestigious Robert Garcia
Boxing Academy and under the tutelage of famed trainer
Robert Garcia (brother to Mikey Garcia) at the Riverside,
California location. Colunga was scheduled to appear on the
March 16, 2019 undercard of the Mikey Garcia v. Errol Spence
super fight on March 16, 2019, and was tentatively scheduled
for the second Mikey Garcia Promotions event in April 2019.
On Sunday, March 3, 2019, Colunga was at a residence in
Riverside and was shot in the spine in what is being
described as a drive by shooting. Authorities have
determined that there was no target, nor any altercation
that preceded the shooting.
“He’s always very happy to be here, working hard, learning,”
said Mikey Garcia this week about Colunga. “I don’t think it
will be an easy recovery, but he can definitely pull
through. He has the mental strength, that (positive)
Garcia spoke to ESNews about the situation.
At the March 4, 2019 Los Angeles press conference for the
upcoming Canelo Alvarez v. Danny Jacobs bout, the CEO of
Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, gave an interview
Colunga remains in critical condition. His family is having
a carwash on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1157 S Mt Vernon Ave,
Colton, CA 92324, and a Go Fund Me Page has been set up.
Izaac, as you are a professional boxer, best wishes to
having your first successful comeback.