Photos and report by Ricardo Conde
Welterweight contender Alfonso Gomez (22-4-2, 11 KOs) of Anaheim, California by way of Mexico, finished preparations, under the guidance of his father Alfonso Gomez Sr., at the Azteca Boxing Club in Bell, California, for his upcoming fight that takes place this Saturday May 21st at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California. Gomez will headline and take on Calvin Green (21-5-1, 13 KOs) of Baytown, Texas on the latest edition of ‘Top Rank Live’ on FOX Deportes in a 10-round welterweight bout which is being presented by Top Rank.
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In his last outing, Alfonso Gomez defeated former two-time world champion ‘El Temible’ Jose Luis Castillo (62-11-1, 53 KOs), when Castillo refused to answer the bell for the start of round six on the Pacquiao vs. Clottey ‘The Event’ undercard at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Gomez famed for season one of the reality show ‘The Contender’ was scheduled to face ‘The Son of the Legend’ Julio Cesar Chaves, Jr., (42-0-1, 30KOs) back in December at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California but was forced to withdraw from the fight after an MRI detected a ligament tear in his left elbow, this will be Gomez’ first bout since suffering that injury.
Also, scheduled to be on the card will be undefeated Michael ‘Lil Warrior’ Franco (18-0, 12 KOs) of Riverside, California taking on Rafael Lora (11-5, 5 KOs) of the Dominican Republic in an 8-round super featherweight bout as well as super featherweight Michael Farenas (30-3-3, 26 KOs) of the Philippines, junior middleweight Abraham ‘Abie’ Han (13-0, 10 KOs) of El Paso, Texas and lightweight Jessie Roman (6-0, 4 KOs) of Santa Ana, California in separate bouts.