Gomez decisions Kamegai in a slugfest
- Updated: March 21, 2015
Alfonso Gomez was able to grind out and out work Yoshihiro Kamegai last night on a Fox Sports Golden Boy Live card from Indio, California.
Despite being deducted a point in the fourth for a forearm to Kamegai’s head, Gomez, (25-6-2, 12KO) effectively scuttled Kamegai’s attempt of over-aggression and proved to be the smarter man in the ring.
The former Contender reality star that made his professional debut in the same venue almost two decades ago was able to control the pace of the bout despite Kamegai seeking close quarters throughout the fight.
In round eight both fighters let their hands go, moving most of the Fantasy Springs crowd to their feet in a nonstop trade-fest.
The end result was 98-91 all in favor of Gomez, who likely keeps his name in contention around the 147 pound division.
Ronny Rios (24-1,10KO) went the ten round distance with Sergio Frias to get back in the win column after suffering his first defeat in the same venue late last year.
Jamie Kavanagh showed grit by working through cuts and a trip to the canvas by taking the fight to Miguel Zamudio.
Zamudio started well, knocking down Kavanagh in the first televised fight of the night, but then Kavanagh went to work with combination punching and defense as Zamudio slowed.
Kavanagh moves to 18-1-1, 9KO.
Super middleweight prospect Jason Quigley notched another win to remain undefeated in his five-fight career over Tolutomi Agunbiade. The fight was stopped in the second at 1:41 by the third man in the ring.
From the fighting brothers Herrera, Albert Herrera put on perhaps the nights greatest showing against Jose Marrufo in what was a hard fought bout and great effort physical therapy out by both fighters, despite the unanimous nod in Herrera’s favor, who is now 9-11-1.
Boxers in attendance: Randy Caballero, Mauricio Herrera, Bernard Hopkins, Paul Malignaggi