Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Gomez on Don Chargin’s Career, Broner-Perez in 2012

By Ryan Maquiñana

This week marks the 60th anniversary of promoter Don Chargin’s first card in 1951, which took place in San Jose and featured former two-time bantamweight champ Manuel Ortiz drop a ten-round decision to local favorite Eddie Chavez.

Take an hour-long drive down Highway 101 and fast forward six decades to Friday; in TeleFutura’s Sólo Boxeo main event, NABO junior lightweight titlist Eloy “The Prince” Perez (21-0-2, 5 KOs) defends his belt for the fourth time when he faces Daniel Jimenez (20-3-1, 12 KOs) at the Salinas Sports Complex.

When asked to comment on his longtime mentor’s upcoming accomplishment, Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez was unabashed in his praise for the 83-year-old Hall of Famer.

“He’s been like a father figure to me,” Gomez said.  “He’s been a teacher.  He’s been a friend.  I’m proud of what he’s done.  He’s probably the only promoter out there that’s reached that milestone.  I know that King and Arum are behind him, but Don is on the brink of something historic here.  I hope that he can go another 20 years.”

Chargin’s participation in the record-shattering promotion for the Floyd Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya fight in 2007 was icing on the cake in a career marked by his “war a week” tours up and down the West Coast that mainly took place at the Los Angeles Grand Olympic Auditorium.

Still promoting but also a Golden Boy consultant on the side, Chargin’s duties with the company include working with Gomez in the matchmaking for WBC junior middleweight champ Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

“[In terms of] something significant I’ve learned from Don, I can’t just pinpoint one,” Gomez discerned.  “Everything from matching a fight, picking out styles, negotiating purses, dealing with different organizations, it’s just years and years and years of trial and error for him.  I’m just blessed that he let me unlock some of his secrets.  I love him for that.”

As far as the next step for Perez (a Golden Boy fighter) should he defeat Jimenez, Gomez looked at the possibility of “The Prince” fighting stablemate Adrien Broner should “The Problem” dethrone Scotland’s Ricky Burns for the WBO 130-pound title on Nov. 26.

“It would be a natural fit for both guys,” Gomez said.  “Yeah, of course, we would try to make that happen next year if Broner wins.”

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Golovkin's Coach: Options Lacking at 168, No Reason To Move Up Cleverly Hungry To Relive The Dream of Being World Champion Parker Stops Dimitrenko In Three, Retains Mandatory Slot Frank Warren: Show in Cardiff Keeps Getting Bigger and Better Carl Froch, Johnny Nelson Split on Braehmer-Cleverly Outcome Anthony Mundine Seriously Considering a Future in Politics Joseph Parker Aims To Make a Big Statement With Dimitrenko Braehmer-Cleverly: Five Years Later, Yet Right On Time Peter Quillin Starts Rebuilding Career - With Virgil Hunter! Mikkel Kessler Expects Big Things From His Protege Khattab Joseph Parker Compares Younger Brother To 'Little Mike Tyson' Erik Ruiz Shocks Hanzel Martinez, John Vera Blasts Out Zizic Arum: De La Hoya is Like a Momma in How He Protects Canelo! Upset Alert: Dominguez Stops Payasito Hernandez In Four Petrov Batters Perez For TKO, in Line For Linares-Crolla Winner Mike Lee Drops, Outworks Chris Traietti To Grab Clear Decision Mike Towell Dies From Injuries in Knockout Loss To Dale Evans Joseph Parker's Promoter: Andy Ruiz on Board With The Fight Mauricio Herrera vs. Pablo Cesar Cano on November 18 WBO, WBA Keeping Close Eye on Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal AIBA Developing Anti-Betting Program For Boxers Photos: Humberto Soto, Daniel Ruiz Prepared For Mexican War Klitschko's Manager: Fury is Most Unworthy Champion in History! Ed Brown, Alejandro Hernandez Ready For Respective Bouts Manny Pacquiao: No Reason To Apologize For Past Drug Use Kovalev, Bellew Backing Cleverly To Overcome Braehmer Nehomar Cermeno's Win Opens The Door For Scott Quigg Clash Peralta Leaves Cab at Home, Heads To Miami With New Coach Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Ready For War Petrov Talks Linares-Crolla, Promises Fireworks With Perez Tyson Fury Tests Positive For Cocaine! Titles in Jeopardy! Braehmer, Cleverly Make Weight For Long Awaited Clash Mundine Wants To Boycott National Anthem, Eyes Politics Stephen A. Smith on Why Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 is Possible Golovkin's Coach: Ward Fight Impossible - He Couldn't Make 168! Telemundo Weights: Hernandez 122, Dominguez 121 Parker Sees Benefits of Fighting in UK Prior To Joshua Showdown Mike Lee: We've Built Up To This, I'm Ready For It, I'm Excited Bradley: There Are Levels; Vargas Will Find Out Against Pacquiao Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov Set For October 22
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement