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Saul Alvarez's Trainer Confirms Gomez as 9/17 Foe

By Alfredo Jaime Gomez, notifight.com

Eddy "Chepo" Reynoso, trainer of WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, has confirmed that his boxer will be facing Alfonso Gomez on September 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Alvarez, who celebrates his 21st birthday, will head back to Big Bear, California to train for the fight. Alvarez has already been jogging and doing light work for the fight.

Reynoso said: "Golden Boy sent Gomez the contract and it's already signed. The press conference will be held on the 26th of this month in Los Angeles. On Tuesday we will resume training, by jogging in the morning and start hitting. Last week he was working well. We'll go [to Big Bear] on August 8 or 9."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 07-18-2011

Gomez always fights with Mexican heart. It should be a war. Cotto fought him when he was famous and he jsut fought Mayorga, so leave Canelo alone. Gomez is not a bum and even if he were, bums can give…

Comment by mshap on 07-18-2011

understand that he's still very young and no need to rush him BUT at what point does he stop with these showcase fights and get in there with someone real?

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 07-18-2011

lol ..wut. Staples? Makes sense. What TV coverage in the US will this get then? Wait...I think I get it. If Canelo loses to Gomez in Los Angeles when most of the sports and boxing media is in Vegas....does it…

Comment by Bermuda on 07-18-2011

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;10859322]He is a world champion now, regardless of age has to be held to a higher standard. If he wants to take an easy road and pad his record he should just drop his belt so no one could bash…

Comment by Ric-O Suave on 07-18-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10857303]Eddy "Chepo" Reynoso, trainer of WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, has confirmed that his boxer will be facing Alfonso Gomez on September 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Alvarez, who celebrates his 21st birthday, will…

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