Frankie Gomez Outboxes Mauricio Herrera For Decision

By Rick Reeno

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas - Undefeated Frankie "Pitbull" Gomez (21-0, 13 KOs) picked up the biggest win of his career with a dominating ten round unanimous decision over former WBA interim-junior welterweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (22-6) in a welterweight fight. All three judges had it 100-90 for Gomez.

The fight wasn't pretty to watch in th early rounds, with a lot of holding and grabbing. Herrera was coming forward, working a jab and applying a lot of pressure on Gomez. The unbeaten prospect stayed on the backfoot, looking for counters.

In the second, Herrera suffered a cut under his left eye from what seemed to be a clash of heads. Seeing blood, Gomez unloaded with a fury of punches. Herrera was coming forward once again in the third, but he wasn't doing a lot of work and Gomez was coming in with combinations.


Gomez controlled the fourth. He was unloading with some hard punches when he backed Herrera to the ropes and he was landing well-time counters.A similar story in the fifth, but with Gomez coming forward at times to press the action. Herrera was getting more aggressive in the sixth. The more accurate punching Gomez was getting the better of the exchanges.

Gomez continued to outfight and outbox in the seventh. He continued to do so in the eight as Herrera tired to bait him into a war. Herrera was trying different tactics in the ninth, yet Gomez was still able to control the action and would not allow his rhythm to get disrupted. Gomez stayed poised in the tenth, and kept composed to box his way to the finish line.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Beercules on 05-11-2016

I can't believe how bad Herrera looked.

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 05-11-2016

[QUOTE=AddiX;16682493][B]Frankie is natural fighter,[/B] he has good things in his future if he stays motivated. Hes not Mikey Garcia level by any means, but he does have that natural ability to fight.[/QUOTE] Yup, that is what has always stood out.…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 05-11-2016

I'm so glad Gomez won all of the 10 rounds because if he'd only won 9 they would have said Herrera was robbed.

Comment by jinx_htx on 05-11-2016

Why isn't anybody talking about Frankie Gomez? He schooled the dude who schooled the WBC Welterweight Champion of the World(Danny Garcia). Where does Gomez go from here?

Comment by bojangles1987 on 05-08-2016

Herrera looked flat out done. Too slow and no fire. Dude just laid on the ropes half the fight waiting for it to be over with.

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