Brave Gomez fights knockout-machine Kamegai next weekend
BOXNATION HAS MORE international action next weekend with Alfonso Gomez v Yoshihiro Kamegai LIVE on Friday night at 2am.
Our Rainham Steel Friday Fight will see Golden Boy Promotions return to Coachella Valley at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Mexican welterweight Gomez will face Japan's knockout-artist Kamegai in a ten rounder.
Gomez has high class boxing experience and a lot of heart. He also has character, known to write 'diss tracks' against opponents including Saul Alvarez - usually in Spanish. Despite carrying six defeats on his record, these losses came against some talented opposition such as Shawn Porter, Alvarez and Miguel Cotto.
Friday's fight is Gomez's chance to prove that he is still a contender among the best in his division, but he could become unstuck against the tyrant from Tokyo.
All of Kamegai's last five victories came within the distance, four of them by the fifth round. The come-forward fighter also has a proven chin, having gone twelve rounds with the recently-relieved WBA World Welterweight champ Robert Guerrero, despite losing by decision. What's more, Kamegai has been busy, with six fights in the last two years. Meanwhile Gomez has only donned his gloves once since his defeat to Porter in 2012 - a unanimous decision win against Ed Paredes last July.
To win this clash, Gomez will need to focus on using his boxing skills and keeping a safe distance from his dangerous opponent, who has never been stopped. Meanwhile Kamegai, like always, will come to fight and bring the battle to Gomez.
Next month on BoxNation we have Derry Mathews' WBA World Lightweight title shot against the elusive Cuban Richar Abril.
Originally scheduled for the Mersey Boys show last weekend, the bout was rescheduled due to suspected dengue fever on Abril's part. It is now taking place on April 11 with a stacked undercard that includes Liam Smith.
Liverpudlian Mathews made bitterly quick work of his stand-in opponent, Gyorgy Mizsei Jr at the Mersey Boys show. The Hungarian had the misfortune to be on the receiving end of a terrific straight right from a hungry Mathews, losing by a round five technical knockout.
Now we can eagerly anticipate what the scouse hero will do with the added confidence of this quick win. Will the Merseyside flag rise in the worldwide lightweight division?