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Frankie Gomez-Lanard Lane on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Golden Boy Promotions travels to the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, to promote its debut event at the city’s most dynamic luxury resort, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  The world-class professional boxing event will take place on the eve of the Super Bowl, Saturday, February 2, with a tripleheader featuring a host of rising stars looking to make an immediate impact in their first bouts of 2013.

Headlining the card in a 10-round welterweight bout to be televised on FOX Sports Networks, FOX Deportes and FUEL TV will be unbeaten power puncher Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez as taking on his stiffest test yet in Houston’s Lanard Lane.  Plus, Mayweather Promotions’ undefeated junior welterweight prospect Mickey Bey Jr. and 2012 United States Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. kick off 2013 in separate televised matchups.

This hard-hitting night of action is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT.  The FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes bi-lingual simulcast will air live at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.  FUEL TV will rebroadcast the fight on April 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT.

Reserved seating tickets are priced at $80 or $60 and general admission tickets are available for $30.  Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 4 at 9:00 a.m. PT and will be available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 / www.ticketmaster.com .

“We’re very excited to be promoting our first event at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas,” said Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya.  “Fans in attendance and those watching at home on FOX Sports Networks or FOX Deportes can expect an all-out battle between Frankie Gomez and Lanard Lane.  Add in fights featuring a top prospect like Mickey Bey and a future star in 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. in his second pro fight and you have all the makings of a memorable night in Las Vegas.”

After a hiatus from the ring to start 2012, undefeated East Los Angeles top prospect Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (14-0, 11 KO’s) has wasted no time getting reacquainted with fight fans, as he’s scored back-to-back knockout victories over veteran competitors Manuel Leyva (TKO3) and Pavel Miranda (KO1) to close out the year.  Looking better than ever with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in his corner, the 20-year-old Gomez hopes to keep his knockout streak going in 2013 starting February 2 against Lane.

A native of Philadelphia who now makes his home in Houston, Texas, Lanard Lane (13-2, 8 KO’s) recently returned from a nearly two-year layoff while he spent time concentrating on his other profession as a firefighter to score an eighth round stoppage over Milton Ramos in March before losing a razor-thin majority decision to blue chip prospect Joseph Elegele in June.  On February 2, he vows to not leave it in the judges’ hands when he tackles the unbeaten Gomez.

A member of the 2004 United States Olympic team and a 2003 United States National Champion, Cleveland, Ohio’s Mickey Bey Jr. (18-0-1, 9 KO’s) has followed up his stellar amateur career with 18 professional wins without a loss in his seven-year career.  The 29-year-old, who defeated Hector Velasquez in his most recent bout in November of 2011, plans to begin making up for lost time when he steps through the ropes February 2.

2012 United States Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (1-0) got his professional career off to a great start on December 15 with a four round shutout victory over Vicente Alfaro in front of his hometown fans in Los Angeles.  On February 2, the 20-year-old from South El Monte, California, who is the newest member of the Golden Boy Promotions team, returns to action to make his Las Vegas debut.

Opponents for Bey Jr. and Diaz Jr. as well as a full slate of undercard fights will be announced at a later date. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by papichulo023 on 01-04-2013

Maybe not now but Erick Deleon will make his way up the ranks fast and he's coming for all.........Stay tuned!!

Comment by papichulo023 on 01-04-2013

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Comment by PittyPat on 01-03-2013

[QUOTE=richardt;12884373]No, but Abner Cotto is the love child of Miguel Cotto and Abner Mares but without 1% of the skills of either.[/QUOTE] I'd rather not have mental images of Miguel Cotto and Abner Mares... uhh... creating love children. :vpuke1:

Comment by Luilun on 01-03-2013

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Comment by TX_BOXNG on 01-03-2013

Ive seen Lanard Lane live out there in Houston n he looks decent, this will be a big test for Frankie

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