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Photos: Frankie Gomez, Joseph Diaz, Taishan Workouts

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) today 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. Photos by Hoganphotos.

Also in attendance at the workout was a group of undefeated Los Angeles based fighters, Oscar “El Jagura” Negrete (8-0, 3 KOs), Jesus Delgado (4-0-1, 1 KO) and Nick Arce (2-0, 1 KO), who are featured on the upcoming May 7 edition of LA Fight Club at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The May 7 event will be the third installment of the monthly fight series on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. 

LA FIGHT CLUB: Manuel Avila vs. Erik Ruiz is a 10-round super bantamweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico - Live It To Believe It!. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by anonymous2.0 on 05-04-2015

What's the prediction on Taishan? Is he going to be a good contender or will he be the next Valuvev attraction, just asian? Also if you spell Taishan, Taishon, it looks like a ghetto hoe name.

Comment by Mitchell Kane on 05-04-2015

[QUOTE=Aztekkas;15646350]With Diaz, Gomez, Soto, Kirkland and Alvarez on the card, the fans are bound to get their money's worth.[/QUOTE] There's gonna be a lot of boxing in Houston on Saturday. There's about 15 undercard fights listed on Boxrec. Frankie Gomez's…

Comment by Aztekkas on 05-04-2015

With Diaz, Gomez, Soto, Kirkland and Alvarez on the card, the fans are bound to get their money's worth.

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 05-04-2015

Taishan isn't gonna go very far in my opinion. He's just a big dude but once he steps up to someone with technical skill and isn't afraid of the size he will come crashing down.

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