While having a hearty breakfast at Marie Callender’s on Pacific Avenue in Glendale, Big Steve asks:” Who is this guy, Canelo is planning to fight in September, Alfonso Gomez? I have never heard of him.”
Alfonso Gomez originally won the hearts of American fight fans in 2004 on a first year run of popular Contender series when he challenged and beat tournament favorite, Peter Manfredo Jr. Since then he broke the hearts of the same fans when he brutally knocked out and practically retired Arturo Gatti in 2007 and then did the same thing to an aging Mexican ring great, Jose Luis Castillo in 2010.
Originally fromGuadalajara,Mexico, widely popular Alfonso Gomez lives and trains inSouthern California. At the age of thirty he has developed into a complete fighter and a tough out for anybody.
“It’s a great opportunity and I’m going to take full advantage of it,” said Gomez (23-4-2,12KO’S) who will challenge Saul Alvarez for WBC light middleweight title on September 17th atStapplesCenter in Los Angles:” From the very first second they told me this fight is going to happen I’ve been in the gym. I don’t want to leave anything behind. I don’t want to have any excises.” Alfonso Gomez vs. Canelo Alvarez championship bout will be a co- feature of a twin bill PPV telecast with a main event fromLas Vegas with Floyd Mayweather facing WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz. Even in his wildest dreams Alfonso Gomez could not imagine being featured on a biggest boxing event of 2011, headlining at Stapples center with over one million homes tuning in and buying Pay Per View.