Gomez: I'll Teach Canelo How a Real Mexican Fights!

By Chris LaBate

Veteran Alfonso Gomez (24-4-2, 12 KOs) has promised to punish WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (37-0-1, 27 KOs) on September 17th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Gomez plans to press the action and test Alvarez's worth as a fighter. He wants to show his Mexican roots to the rising star.

"I'm going to take full advantage of this. I plan to really teach Canelo a lesson what it's like to be in there with a real Mexican who's not going away and takes every punch and keeps on coming. It's now or never for me. The other chance happened a few ago [Miguel Cotto]. I'm already 30 going on to 31 and I'm not going to be 34 and looking for another chance. I want to capitalize of this opportunity," Gomez told Luis Sandoval of

Gomez has been fighting as a welterweight, but doesn't see any issues with facing Alvarez at 154-pounds.

"As you saw, when we were face to face we were about the same size, the same complexity. The only reason he's champion at 154 is because it's where he could become champion the easiest. Even if I come in lighter, it's an advantage for me because I'll have more speed," Gomez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by borikua on 08-02-2011

Gomez is like the Mexican Mayorga.

Comment by bigdlb12 on 08-02-2011

[IMG][/IMG] real mexicans wear bandanas of their flags on their heads lol this guy is a joke, he was born in Mex but was raised in the USA or EEUU all his life Alvarez is going to beat the crap…

Comment by Pullcounter on 08-02-2011

Gomez is to small, when will the ginger actually fight guys his own size who are actually good? Just fight angulo already

Comment by Corelone on 08-02-2011

Gomez looked bad against Cotto, but Jesse Feliciano moved him too. Gomez does not look strong and that's what Canelo brings. I'll just ignore the fact that Manfredo outworked and outboxed him to say, he fit's a pattern. Canelo is…

Comment by EdMon917 on 08-02-2011

Yeah, Alvarez should be able to stop this guy. Hopefully he does, he's been letting easy KOs got to decisions.

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