Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Gomez Promises Statement Win on Chagaev-Oquendo

Most eyes will, of course, be on Ruslan Chagaev and Fres Oquendo on July 6th in Grozny when the two ring veterans meet for the vacant WBA world heayvweight championship. But there is another big name in the co-feature who wants to get back to old stardom: "The Black Panther" Juan Carlos Gomez faces unbeaten Goran Delic for the WBA International cruiserweight title.

"I am looking forward to this big fight and especially to fighting in Grozny", says Gomez. "I heard only good things about the city and the people down there. I know that I have lots of friends and fans in Russia. So this will be a special night for me."

"The Black Panther" has a lot in common with the two main event fighters Chagaev and Oquendo: They were all excellent amateurs before making their pro debuts back in the 90s. Chagaev and Gomez have even been stablemates for most of their careers at Universum Box-Promotion in Hamburg, Germany, and became world champions in their respective divisions. The Cuban defector won the WBC cruiserweight championship in 1998, while Chagaev crowned himself WBA world heavyweight champion by beating "Russian Giant" Nikolay Valuev in 2007.

"It's great to fight on the same card as Ruslan again", states Gomez. "We go back a long, long time and I have always liked and respected him a lot. I also know Fres who is a Latino just like me. Both guys are excellent boxers and I am sure that this will be a great fight. But I have to focus on my own job - and that's Goran Delic."

To get back on track in the cruiserweight division after an unsuccessful run at heavyweight between 2002 and 2012 which led him to a world title shot against Vitali Klitschko which he clearly lost, Gomez has to get passed a guy like Delic. But the unbeaten Bosnian (24-0) is looking for the biggest win of his career so far in order to get into position for a world title shot.

Adds Gomez, "Like every unbeaten fighter Delic will do whatever it takes to defend his '0'. But I got bad news for him: The 'Black Panther' is hungry and will eat up that '0'. After this fight he finally knows what losing feels like."

Gomez has always been very self-confident - and he never changed his mantra over the years: "On July 6th in Grozny, I will continue my successful comeback at cruiserweight and show the world that whenever and wherever the 'Black Panther' enters the ring... IT'S SHOWTIME!"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 06-30-2014

Maybe Gomez gets another Cruiserweight title shot in Germany if he wins this fight. Hes one of the better known fighters in Germany because he fought for the Universum-Stable and is a germany based fighter. Manny of his fights were…

Comment by grutsch on 06-29-2014

He had so much promise. He could have had a truely great career. Lost it to McDonalds and co.

Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 06-29-2014

I can't believe he's still fighting.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Simmons Replaces Matty Askin In British Title Clash vs. Kennedy Jose Arellano, Colorado Amateur Star, is Set For Pro Debut De La Hoya: Spence Will Destroy Brook - I'd Love To Promote Him Chisora vs. Helenius Rematch Looking Likely, Says Trainer Chavez Jr: If Canelo Felt He Could Win - He Would've Fought GGG Manuel Charr Injured, Odlanier Solis Fight is Called Off The Deontay Wilder Conundrum Braekhus Struggles To Make Weight For Svensson Showdown Photos: Rodriguez-Narvaez, Vargas, Lopez - Telemundo Weigh-In Canelo: Golovkin Received His Biggest Offer - Do Not Blame Me! Video: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry Discuss Hughie Fury Defense Gervonta Davis Has No Issue Heading To UK For Walsh Defense Kovalev's Promoter: Ward's Side Continue To Ignore Rematch Talks Dusty Harrison Arrested, Being Held on Gun Charge Brian Viloria vs. Ruben Montoya Set For March 2 in Japan Photos: Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz - Official Weigh-In Horn's Promoter: Pacquiao Felt Pressure, Chasing Fantasy Offer Photos: Pearson-DeLoach, Tabiti, Rodriguez - Official Weigh-In Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Swarmed By Fans at Houston Presser Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Go Face To Face Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz Set For Friday in Tijuana Photos: Deontay Wilder, Gerald Washington - Go Face To Face De La Hoya is Firm: Chavez Jr. Can Derail Canelo vs. Golovkin Russian Boxing Scene Update: Upcoming Events Joshua Pleads With Wilder To Start Fighting Better Opponents Chavez Jr. Aims To Reclaim Lost Fans By Knocking Off Canelo Photo: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez on Weight, Ready For Battle Washington: I Have A lot That Deontay Wilder Hasn't Seen Before Usyk-Hunter, Gvozdyk-Gonzalez Added To Lomachenko-Sosa British Boxing News: Flanagan-Petrov, Skeete-Singleton, Jay Harris Holyfield Joins PBC Broadcast Team For Wilder-Washington WBC Outlines, Explains The 'Clean Boxing' Drug Testing Program Hughie Fury On Verge of Losing Parker Shot, Must Sign Contract Dmitry Bivol Pounds, Stops Robert Berridge in Four Rounds Tony Bellew: I Want To Be Out Of Boxing Within 12 Months Izu Ugonoh on Signing His Deal With Al Haymon Wilder Aims To Send Message With Statement KO of Washington Jacobs' Adviser: Golovkin Will Pay on 3/18 for Canelo Negotiations Chavez Jr: Canelo Alvarez is Afraid of Gennady Golovkin! Frank Warren: I Strongly Fancy Walsh To Beat Gervonta Davis
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement