Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Gomez vs. Kamagei Weight Limit is at 150 Max

By Francisco Salazar

Alfonso Gomez will fight Yoshihiro Kamegai on March 20, manager Gary Gittelsohn confirmed to BoxingScene.com on Thursday afternoon.

The 10 round bout will headline a Golden Boy Promotions card and will take place at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California and will air on Fox Sports 1.

“The weight limit for the fight is no more than 150 pounds,” Gittelsohn told BoxingScene.com.

Gomez-Kamegai is a crossroads bout between the two fighters and could produce a great deal of action based on their fighting styles.

“It is a very compelling fight between the two,” said Gittelsohn, who also manages Brian Viloria. “This is a case where this type of fight could be on a premium network, but it’s on Fox Sports (where more boxing fans can watch the fight).”

In his last bout on July 9 in Las Vegas, Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) defeated Ed Paredes by unanimous decision over 10 rounds. The bout snapped a two-bout losing streak where Gomez lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Shawn Porter, respectively.

Originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, the 34-year-old Gomez resides in the Los Angeles area. Gomez was a participant in the first season of ‘The Contender’ reality series.

In his last bout on December 13, Kamegai (25-2-1, 22 KOs) stopped Oscar Godoy in the fourth round in Las Vegas. Prior to that bout on June 21, Kamegai lost to Robert Guerrero over 12 rounds in an all-action bout.

Kamegai, who resides in Tokyo, Japan, suffered his first defeat as a pro at the hands of Johan Perez in June of 2013. 

In the evening's co-main event Santa Ana, Calif. slugger Ronny Rios (23-1, 10 KOs) is scheduled for a 10-round featherweight bout against Mexicali's Jesus "Kalaka" Navarro (23-9-1, 16 KOs) and former Irish national championship fighter Jamie "The Nuisance" Kavanagh (17-1-1, 8 KOs) will compete in an eight-round televised lightweight match against an opponent yet to be named. In the non-televised undercard, the undefeated Abraham Lopez (17-0, 12 KOs) of La Puente, Calif. will risk his perfect record in an eight-round featherweight contest against Mexico's Juan Carlos "El Pez" Martinez (20-15-1, 7 KOs) and Albert "Baby Dynamite" Herrera (9-10-1, 5 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will fight in a six-round welterweight brawl against a yet to be announced opponent. 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Salazar also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing    

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 02-27-2015

Please do not Sleep on Gomez!!:boxing:

Comment by NapalmKnuckles on 02-27-2015

[QUOTE=mike1010011;15420603]Another weight class? So we got 141,142,155,172,and now 150? SMDH[/QUOTE] ummm....its pretty common for non title fights to be held at catchweights.

Comment by Rip Chudd on 02-27-2015

War Kamegai!!!

Comment by mike1010011 on 02-27-2015

Another weight class? So we got 141,142,155,172,and now 150? SMDH

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Go Face To Face Cindy Serrano Confident That She Will Shock Katie Taylor Chocolatito Solves Visa Issue, Hopes For September Return Joshua Warns Miller: Anyone is Welcome To Come Get The Smoke! Hearn: Greatest Thing To Happen To U.S. Boxing in a Long Time! Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Miller Erupt in Heated Confrontation Ryan Burnett, Mikhail Aloyan Confirmed For WBSS Season 2 DAZN Fighter Signings, Event Dates, Service Price Revealed Parker's Trainer: We Want 'Fair Referee' For Dillian Whyte Fight Usyk: On Saturday, People Will See Everything From Me Whyte-Parker: Joe Joyce Rules Himself Out, Reveals Trainer Split Pacquiao Coach Would Love Amir Khan Showdown at Wembley Hurd's Coach: Charlo Panics in Tough Spots - We'll Exploit That! Pacquiao: I Don't Know Yet About Fighting Keith Thurman Frank Warren: Fury Has The Tools To Beat Them All Comfortably Trainer: Pacquiao Proved Doubters Wrong, There are Many Haters Charlie Flynn Believes it is Time To Talk Usyk vs. Gassiev - Full World Boxing Super Series Card Price: Joshua Did Not Knock Takam Out Cold - Povetkin Did Hearn: The Offer To Deontay Wilder Will NOT Be Improving! Ken Shiro Looks Forward To a Long Reign as Champion Dooley Noted: The Diminishing of Yorkies, Undercards, PPVs Bivol Prepares For Chilemba, Admits He Has One Eye on Kovalev Pacquiao: I'm Addicted To Boxing - I Want To Defend My Belt! Berchelt vs. Roman in Talks For October Date on HBO Lomachenko's Manager Gives Update on Rehabilitation, Return Hearn: Wilder Has To Ask - 'Do I Really Believe I Can Beat Joshua?' Eduardo Hernandez Targets Francisco Vargas Eliminator Arum Will Speak With Pacquiao About Crawford, Lomachenko Usyk, Gassiev Arrive in Moscow - Ready For WBSS Final Nelson: Povetkin is a Serious, Serious Threat For Anthony Joshua Floyd Mayweather Tops Forbes Richest Celebrities List Hearn: Povetkin Extremely Dangerous, AJ Will Make a Statement Fabian Maidana vs. Andrey Klimov Lands on Garcia-Easter News: Mykquan Williams, Roney Hines, Frank Galarza, More Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson - Undercard Update - 2 Team Lomachenko: Pacquiao Must Go To 135 - No Catch-Weight! Manny Pacquiao: I Still Have Two or Three Fights Left in Me Photos: Manny Pacquiao Arrives Home To a Hero's Welcome Andrew Moloney vs. Luis Concepcion on September 8
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement