Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Golden Boy Gives NY a Taste of 2012 Barclays Cards - Boxing News
 
Follow BoxingScene
 
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  8/20/2011       Read more by Mike Coppinger         
   
Golden Boy Gives NY a Taste of 2012 Barclays Cards
Mobile Version Share Click Here To Email   Search BoxingScene Database 

By Mike Coppinger

BRONX, N.Y. – With an eye toward next year’s foray into regular shows in Brooklyn, N.Y., Golden Boy Promotions staged a card stocked with local New York City area fighters at the Paradise Theatre in the Bronx on Friday, as part of Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate.

Golden Boy COO David Itskowitch will be heading the project, slated to start sometime next year, where monthly shows will emanate from the soon-to-open Barclays Center, the future home of the Nets of the NBA. In anticipation of next year, two of the area’s best prospects were featured, Mikey Perez and Eddie Gomez.

“It’s great to have Mikey and Eddie fighting in New York,” said Itskowitch. “Both of them as you can see brought crowds tonight. They’ve got a lot of support. Especially Eddie, for such a young fighter. They’re both good fighters, I didn’t think Mikey’s fight was going to be as short as it was, usually Mikey’s fights are a little more interesting and exciting and they go a little longer. But they’ll be two kids that will be featured.

Nearby-Newark’s own Perez (14-0-1, 8 KOs) made quick work in the featured bout, stopping Miguel Rodriguez (7-3, 3 KOs) in the opening round , the result of a debilitating body shot.

Rodriguez beat the count, but fell to the canvas once more, unable to stomach the pain, as he was counted out.

Time of the stoppage was 49 seconds of round one.

“I was setting it up, I’d seen the opening, I was pot-shoting him with the jab, he leaned over and I leaned over with him, there was a shot that was there, and I took it,” said Perez, known as “The Artist”. “It means good things ahead for me, with my people in Jersey and New York, people that I grew up with, to come out and see me and support me. I usually fight on the west coast or Puerto Rico.

Perez, 21, is excited for the opportunity to begin fighting closer to home more regularly, as any fighter would be.

“It’s going to be great,” Perez said. “It’ll boost my fans up even more on the east coast, it’ll be perfect for me.

In the co-feature, Golden Boy prospect Eddie Gomez of Bronx, N.Y. (6-0, 4 KOs) delighted his hometown fans with a three-knockdown, one round stoppage of Marcus Hall, Rochester, N.Y. (5-4-1, 2 KOs).

Gomez came out fast and furious, dropping Hall with a sharp right early in the bout. Hall beat the count, but was on unsteady legs, as he was dropped with a barrage moments later along the ropes, as Gomez mixed it nicely to the body and head.

Seconds later, “E Boy” ended matters, dropping his foe with another flurry of power shots, as referee Willis Dock had seen enough, waving the bout off without a count.
Time of the stoppage was 2:00 of the opening stanza.

“I wasn’t really expecting a first round-knockout, I was expecting to go in there and put in work, go to work, get at least two, three rounds and then take him out,” said Gomez, 18. “I’m excited about coming out and fighting in my hometown. I actually live five minutes away from the venue, so you know I had a lot of support.”

Gomez has fought most of his bouts in Puerto Rico, but relishes the chance to fight regularly in his native New York City.

“Every time that [Golden Boy] throw a show [in Brooklyn], I wanna be over there fighting,” said Gomez. “Every time. Probably in two years I’ll be stepping it up. I’m coming up quick, I got six fights now, in two years I’m expecting to have at least 20 fights, and I’m going to work.”

If tonight is any indication of things to come, boxing could see a resurgence in Gotham.

Tags: Michael Perez , Eddie Gomez



 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by tostao, on 08-20-2011
to my understanding mr. Prokhorov ( NJ Nets owner ) will feature boxers from Russia and Ukraine , so we'll witness some interesting matchups . He understands boxing and won't allow repeat of the Club Nokia shows in Los Angeles where everything ends in the 1st round to build up records of Golden B...

comment by onechance87, on 08-20-2011
I like eddie gomez,The dude gots skills.He looks abit small tho,He looks like hes 5,6 which is small at jmw.Hopefully he tries to go down to ww.

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (2) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Adonis Stevenson Lands 42% of P...
  Dan's Late Connect Rally Sealed...
  CompuBox: Herrera Outworked Ben...
  CompuBox: Tim Bradley Landed Mo...
  Amir Khan-Devon Alexander: Post...
  Khan Outlands Alexander 243 To ...
  Photo: Bradley vs. Chaves Contr...
  Khan-Alexander: CompuBox Histor...
  Bradley vs. Chaves - CompuBox H...
  Thurman vs. Bundu: CompuBox His...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.