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F. Gomez faces Corley on July 6
Junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez will face his most experienced opponent to date in former 140-pound titleholder DeMarcus Corley in a Fox Sports Net-televised card on July 6.
Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez will take on his craftiest opponent to date on July 6 when he meets well-traveled former WBO 140-pound beltholder DeMarcus Corley in California, a bout that will be televised on Fox Sports Net, according to Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez.
Corley already has signed, said Gomez, but the 21-year-old former amateur standout from East L.A. has not, though the young boxer-puncher's signature is simply a formality.
In his last fight, and his first 10-rounder, Gomez (15-0, 11 knockouts) scored a unanimous decision over tough Lanard Lane (13-3, 8 KOs) in February.
A former U.S. amateur champion, Gomez has gone eight rounds once for a majority decision, and six rounds twice for unanimous decisions.
A veteran southpaw who turns 39 in June, Corley (39-20-1, 23 KOs) won the vacant WBO 140-pound title with a first-round stoppage of Felix Flores in June of 2001. Corley twice defended his crown by dropping ex-beltholder Ener Julio twice on the way to a unanimous decision in January of 2002 and outboxing ex-titleholder Randall Bailey to a unanimous decision in January of 2003.
Corley has also been stopped by Lucas Matthysse in the eighth-round, and lost decisions to Marcos Maidana, Thomas Dulorme, and Ruslan Provodnikov.