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Photos: Frankie Gomez, De La Hoya, HBO LA Presser

LOS ANGELES - Frankie "Pitbull" Gomez hosted a special roundtable on Thursday, April 2 at The Belasco Theater, with members of the media to discuss his upcoming bout against Humberto "La Zorrita" Soto, which will serve as the co-main event for Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland on May 9 at Minute Maid Park, Houston. Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions and Peter Nelson, HBO Sports Vice President of Programming were also in attendance.

A stellar amateur who won the 2009 United States Championship and earned a silver medal in the 2009 World Championships, East Los Angeles' Frankie "Pitbull" Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) has impressed every step of the way since then. Owner of 12 knockouts in three rounds or less, Gomez can also box when he wants to, as shown in his near-shutout victory over longtime contender Vernon Paris last July. Gomez is ranked eighth in the world by the IBF. On May 9 as the co-main event for Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, Gomez will attempt to make the move into the title picture with a victory over Humberto "La Zorrita" Soto. Gomez is under the tutelage of multiple winner "Trainer of the Year" and International Boxing Hall of Famer Freddie Roach.

Tickets for May 9 Canelo vs. Kirkland are priced at $350, $150, $100, $50, $25 and $10, plus applicable fees and service charges, and are on sale now and available for purchase at Astros.com/boxing, the Minute Maid Park Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com . There is a 19-ticket limit per household.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Garcia5280 on 04-06-2015

he really does look like a "PITBULL" lol

Comment by emerson31 on 04-06-2015

[QUOTE=T.M.T;15539058]that presser cou;d've been held in my kitchen. Goldenboy has fallen. it all started when oscar started back dealing with arum. and dam near all the big names jumped ship[/QUOTE] Al Haymon and Schafer were stealing from GBP. I am…

Comment by T.M.T on 04-06-2015

that presser cou;d've been held in my kitchen. Goldenboy has fallen. it all started when oscar started back dealing with arum. and dam near all the big names jumped ship

Comment by emerson31 on 04-06-2015

Oscar is doing his thing.. he is trying to make sure his few guys get the exposure they deserve. LA Fight Club, DElahoyatv, HBO, FS1. Golden Boy is alive and well it seems. Frankie is a Beast at 140, i…

Comment by ElMeroChingon on 04-06-2015

Frankie Gomez has a nice style. Boxer Puncher, can box or brawl, does either one very well.

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