“A Fighter's Chance” by Niagara Falls native Gabriel Gonzalez is the most recent release from No Frills Buffalo publishing company. No Frills Buffalo also published Gonzalez’s first book, “Legend of the Phoenix, Rise of Crescent,” in early 2012.
Gonzalez is a graduate of Niagara Catholic High School and Buffalo State College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2005 and minored in religious studies. When he was just 15 years old, he and a friend were hired to clean out the upstairs of an abandoned building to make way for a new boxing gym. When the gym opened, Gonzalez signed up to see how he would like it and has never looked back. Boxing taught him how to be self-confident, disciplined and patient, and changed his outlook on life.
Fifteen years later he still goes to that gym three days a week and now helps to train young fighters. While the novel is fictional, it sums up what fighters go through trying to make it in one of the world’s most brutal and dangerous sports. What he has seen over the years in the sport of boxing — and the dreams that he has seen both shattered and accomplished — have inspired him to write this story.
In “A Fighter’s Chance,” Aiden Caliber has found the one escape in his life ... boxing. In a sport that demands dedication from the soul and determination of the heart, Aiden fights to deal with the struggles of everyday life while attempting to accomplish the one dream he has held onto since he was a child — to become the boxing champion of the world. With Coach Kay at his side, Aiden’s journey is challenged by his dark past, a political boxing world, and by trying to understand the one lesson his coach has been trying to teach to him since he was a boy. He discovers that the road to the championship isn’t just defined by what is accomplished inside of the ring, but by what is overcome outside of it as well.
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