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Frankie Gomez Injured, Removed From "Star Power"

By Ryan Maquiñana

Editors' Note: - *According to Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez, Frankie Gomez is no longer the card after sustaining an injury in his last fight.*

The Los Angeles portion of the Sept. 17 Star Power undercard is beginning to take shape, as junior welterweight Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez makes a swift return to the ring in an eight-rounder against John Figueroa, according to sources within Golden Boy.

The 19-year-old Gomez (11-0, 8 KOs), a highly touted prospect from East Los Angeles, is coming off a hard-earned majority decision win over upstart Adrian Granados in Chicago just two weeks ago.  This fight will mark his third straight eight-round affair.

Currently mired in a five-bout losing streak, the 31-year-old Figueroa (7-10-3, 3 KOs), from Salinas, P.R., will be facing his fifth consecutive unbeaten fighter, having taken Luis Ramos Jr. and Carlos Molina the distance before back-to-back stoppage defeats to Danny Garcia and Omar Figueroa.

While Gomez-Figueroa will not be included as part of the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast, the bout will likely land on syndicated “freeview.”

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.  He’s a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring’s Ratings Advisory Panel.  E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at www.maqdown.com or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chiguy91 on 09-08-2011

haha, so is this article being deleted?

Comment by onechance87 on 09-08-2011

[QUOTE=RMaquinana;11100168]Just got a text from Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez saying Frankie Gomez is now off the card due to an injury to his left hand. How's that for real-time? :) -Ryan[/QUOTE] lol wtf.......

Comment by RMaquinana on 09-07-2011

Just got a text from Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez saying Frankie Gomez is now off the card due to an injury to his left hand. How's that for real-time? :) -Ryan

Comment by chiguy91 on 09-07-2011

[QUOTE=.WaRCoTTo.;11100078]Nice!.. it was good seeing him tested live here in Chicago a few weeks ago, now we get to see him again a few weeks later, I'm glad he's staying active and getting his resume up to become a contender…

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 09-07-2011

Nice to see Frankie keeping busy; however, didn't he just have a war two weeks ago? Is he even training right now? I know must have taken atleast a week off, maybe two! Atleast he's getting a stiff, which leads…

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