Freddie Roach Says Frankie Gomez in 'Best Shape' For Herrera

By Steve Kim

It's a pivotal fight for welterweight Frankie Gomez, who faces the respected Mauricio Herrera this Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on the Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez-Amir Khan HBO pay-per-view undercard. In the past 'the Pitbull' from East L.A. has battled disciplined issues which have hampered his progress as a fighter.

But according to his trainer, Freddie Roach, those issues are non-existent heading into this contest.

"Frankie Gomez is in the best shape I've ever seen, he was in shape a month before this fight. He really got the picture, it took awhile but he's finally there. He told me,'Freddie, I'm not going to blow up between fights any more.' He said it was a waste of time and a waste of his career. So he sees the light," said Roach this past weekend from his Wild Card Boxing Club.

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This fight has a weight limit of 146-pounds.

Roach is so pleased with what he's seen from the undefeated Gomez (20-0, 12 KO's) that he gave him the weekend off.

"He boxed very well( on Thursday) so I cut sparring out his last day on Monday. There was no sense in doing it."

Gomez was last in the ring in February when he won a ten round unanimous decision over Silverio Ortiz, while Herrera won a five round technical decision over Hank Lundy in July of last year.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LostOne on 05-03-2016

[QUOTE=Boxfan83;16668169]Don't matter what kind of shape Gomez comes in, this dude is in for an I.E. type schooling. Lets just hope the judges focus on skill over power. #inlandempire #realdealriverside[/QUOTE]East LA all day. Nothing but frutas in the IE straight…

Comment by Boxfan83 on 05-03-2016

Don't matter what kind of shape Gomez comes in, this dude is in for an I.E. type schooling. Lets just hope the judges focus on skill over power. #inlandempire #realdealriverside

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 05-03-2016

Frankie better come on point goddamn I tell you If he misses weight I'm pedaling across country to shove my bike up his rectum

Comment by panchovia on 05-02-2016

The teacher herrera got this, hate frankie gomez fans, bunch of dodger fans, hate them too. War herrera!

Comment by AddiX on 05-02-2016

I'm a big Frankie fan I love his style, he doesn't fight like a *****. But when I saw how fat he was when golden boy signed him to an extension I had doubts about his career. He loves that…

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