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Frankie Gomez Ready To Steal The Show With Soto

LOS ANGELES – Super lightweight top contender Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs), 2012 Olympian Joseph “Jojo” Diaz Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs) and Chinese heavyweight sensation, Taishan (3-0, 2 KOs) hosted a media workout at Teamsters Gym in South El Monte, Calif. in advance of their match ups on Saturday, May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston on the undercard for Canelo vs. Kirkland.

Gomez is scheduled for a 10-round super lightweight bout against former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) in the co-main event for Canelo vs. Kirkland which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Diaz Jr. will face Giovani Delgado (15-2, 9 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight bout and Taishan will fight Karrin Davis (2-4, 2 KOs) in a four-round heavyweight bout, both fights will be featured in the non-televised undercard.

“I’ve been training two to three times a day. I go to Wild Card Gym in the morning, strength train in the afternoon and sometimes do another workout in the nighttime.  I’m ready," Gomez said.

“It’s going to be a good fight against Soto. He has a lot of experience, but I think I have the youth and I’m stronger.  Soto also has good combinations and is a veteran with more than 60 fights, so he’ll be ready too.

“In training camp, I’ve been working hard on my stamina. I want to be able to last all 10 rounds. I’m not just about going for the knockdown. I’ve had a lot of good sparring at training camp. I sparred against fighters like Ruslan Provodnikov and Jose Ramirez. Fans can expect to see an explosive, very exciting fight on May 9.  Don’t miss it!”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Aztekkas on 05-08-2015

[QUOTE=Dinamita 03;15663715]Dude must've been hanging around Canelo's trainers for too long.[/QUOTE] "Put more meat on dem tacos doe" :sombrero:

Comment by Dinamita 03 on 05-08-2015

[QUOTE=Aztekkas;15663677]Whether it be trouble with the law or [B]eating one too many tacos[/B], Frankie needs to focus in order to exploit his talents in the ring. Sad to see such a promising up and comer throwing away his talent. Soto…

Comment by Aztekkas on 05-08-2015

[QUOTE=Mitchell Kane;15663595]This doesn't sound good. Not a complete surprise, but disappointing....from Dan Rafeal's chat: Paul (San Antonio, TX) Dan, Who's your pick on the Gomez/Soto fight? Dan Rafael, King Fight Freak (11:45 AM) Ruben (Houston, TX.) [via mobile] Welcome Dan...What's…

Comment by Mitchell Kane on 05-08-2015

HBOboxing @HBOboxing · 25m 25 minutes ago Frankie Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) says that he had been sick for four days and is likely to come in over the 140-lb limit at today's weigh-in.

Comment by Mitchell Kane on 05-08-2015

Steve Kim @steveucnlive · 49m 49 minutes ago Word is Frankie Gomez is having problems( and most likely) will not make weight today. So yeah, there's that... #boxing

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