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  Frankie Gomez Wins In 25 Seconds

By Carlos Cordoba
Photos: Marlene Marquez


East Los Angeles’ Frankie Gomez was able to make quick work of his opponent tonight at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Gomez, who is considered one of Golden Boy’s top prospects, won in front of stable mate and WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz. Bantamweight Abner Mares was also ringside.

Gomez 9-0, 6KO’s and Jason Davis 11-9-1, 3KO’s headlined Golden Boy Promotions “Fight Night Club” at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. The main event was a Junior Welterweight bout that was originally scheduled for six rounds. The event was sponsored by Budweiser, DeWalt power tools, Northgate, Cazadores Tequila and was aired live on Fox Sports Net.

One overhand right is all it took for Frankie Gomez. His opponent became a bit overzealous in trying to bring the fight to the hometown fighter. In the processes, Jason Davis left himself wide open for Gomez’s overhand right that landed directly above his left temple completely disheveling the Canadian. The Vancouver native was able to stand but was showing obvious signs of distress. Referee Raul Caiz was forced to stop the bout only 25 seconds into round number one.

Ramon Valdez Pleases Crowd

In the co-main event of the evening Ramon Valdez 8-1, 4KO’s won a unanimous decision against a very tough Rafael Lora 11-5, 5KO’s in a Junior Lightweight bout. Roman Valdez favorite began the bout by attempting to establish his left hook but Lora was having none of that. Lora managed to stick and move his way out of the round number one with only a small mouse under his right eye caused by one of Valdez’s left hooks. The action was raised another notch in round number two. Both fighters were content in the middle of the ring while exchanging blows to the crowds delight. Lora continued to make the East Los Angeles native and crowd favorite work through rounds number three and four.

Valdez continued to stay on his game plan, taking advantage of Lora’s faults and diminishing wind. Subsequently, Valdez’s left hooks began to land at a more constant pace. He mixed in some nice straight rights and one picture perfect uppercut that landed in the fifth and momentarily hurt Lora. The action continued through the sixth and final round. Lora never gave up and made Valdez work for his eight professional victory. The three judges ringside scored the bout in favor of the East Los Angeles native with two judges scoring the bout 60-54 while the remaining judge scored the bout 59-55.

Fidel Maldonado Jr. needs 1:03

In the televised opener Fidel Maldonado Jr. 10-0, 9KO’s completely walked through the under matched Jorge Cordero 4-7, 4KO’s, knocking him out in 1:03. The Junior Welterweight bout was originally scheduled for six rounds and was the televised opener.

Maldonado Jr. began the fight with a left hook to the body. What followed was a calculated attack that included a left hook which wobbled Cordero. He then landed a right hook through the Puerto Rican’s guard. The right hook hurt Cordero and set up Maldonado Jr. for his next punch. With his opponent vividly hurt and timid, Maldonado unleashed a devastating left hook that ended the contest in round number one.

Ocon Takes 3

Local product Ernesto Ocon 3-0, 2KO’s Knockout Miguel Pizzaro 1-2 in round number three of a Welterweight fight originally scheduled for 4 rounds. This bout began as tactical match with Ocon distinguishing himself in the latter part of round number one. He used his length to keep Pizzaro at bay.

In the occasions that Pizzaro attempted to make his way in, Ocon would keep him out by directing his attack to the body. Ernesto managed to put together some impressive combos before making his final assault. The Angelino stunned Pizzaro with a straight left after seeing his opponent’s attempts to enter his guard. He then proceeded to do what many veterans don’t do – he savagely attacked his opponent’s body. Pizzaro crumbled to the floor following the body attack and was unable to get up 58 seconds into round number three.

Alfonso Shows Glimpse of Promising Future

Alfonso Blanco 5-0, 2KO’s dominates Juan Carlos Diaz 7-12, 6KO’s en route to a unanimous decision victory in a four round Junior Middleweight bout. In a card that included many top prospects, none where more talked about than Alfonso Blanco. The Venezuelan completely dominated the bout from the opening bell. He was able to score knockdowns in rounds number one and two by connecting with a powerful straight right on both occasions.

Juan Carlos Diaz had no business being in the ring with the physically gifted Blanco. The latter was proven in the final two rounds as Alfonso Gomez continuously backed Diaz against the ropes and just unloaded with a plethora of power blows upstairs and to the body. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Blanco with two scoring it 40-34 and the other scoring it 40-33.

Amateur Results

Old School Boxing Club’s Danyelle Wolf stopped Duarte Boxing Club’s Faith Franco in round number 2.
Sport Scene Boxing club’s Arturo Lara defeats Wilmington Boxing Club’s Albert Rosales.

Commerce Boxing Club’s Chico Chavez earned a decision victory against Pasadena’s Osman Roman.


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