Video: PACF 28’s Larry Gonzalez faces Robert Fitzgerald in 2013

Lazarro Gonzalez (0-0 MMA, 0-0 PACF) makes his professional debut against fellow newcomer Alex Meyers at PA Cage Fight 28 at the Woodland’s Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

In this video, we take a look at Gonzalez’s third amateur bout. In his second fight for PACF, he took on Robert Fitzgerald June 15, 2013.

The 30-year-old earned a unanimous decision against Robert Fitzgerald at PACF 16 June 15, 2013. It marked the first and only decision win of his career.

In his previous bout, Gonzalez made his PACF debut and finished John Smith by TKO in the opening round at PACF 13 Aug. 10, 2012. After defeating Fitzgerald, Gonzalez went on a three-year hiatus after potential fights fell through.

Gonzalez returned to the cage for the first time since 2013 at PACF 24 June 11, 2016.

The Wilkes-Barre resident submitted Charles Kowalchick by rear-naked choke in the opening round. Gonzalez competed in his final amateur fight Nov. 18, 2016.

At Xtreme Caged Combat 26, he loss by unanimous decision to Apineru Vele. On the same night, Myers earned a unanimous decision against Frederick Heim.

PA Cage Fight Owner Paul Matresleva said he is looking forward to seeing Gonzalez take the next step in his career.


“I have had the pleasure of watching him perform in our cage since day one,” PA Cage Fight Owner Paul Matresleva said. “I am very excited for what the future holds for him as a professional.”

As far as Gonzalez’s opponent goes, Myers holds the same (4-1) amateur record as his opponent. Myers is riding a four-fight win streak, which included winning the Xtreme Caged Combat amateur heavyweight title.

The 26-year-old earned a unanimous decision against Heim at XCC 26.

His other three victories include wins over Will Merino, AJ Bowman and Donnell Dixon. His last and only defeat came in his professional debut.

At XCC: vendetta Myers tapped to a second-round guillotine choke against Jon Romero July 26, 2013.


Writing for NJ MMA New since 2011, Connor is passionate about covering local mixed martial arts. He graduated from Temple University’s School of Media and Communications with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. His love for MMA stems from his past as a high school wrestler and jiu-jitsu blue belt. Former UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino coached Connor in his senior year of high school. He worked as a Rally Sports Desk report for The Philadelphia Inquirer and interned as a sports reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News.