Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Gomez-Corley, Caballero-Robles slated for July 20
In his second ten-round bout, unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez will face well-traveled ex-beltholder DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley on July 20.
Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez will take on perhaps his craftiest opponent to date on July 20 when he meets well-traveled former WBO 140-pound beltholder DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, Calif., Golden Boy Promotions announced on Friday.
A 21-year-old amateur standout from East L.A., Gomez (15-0, 11 knockouts) is coming off a unanimous decision over tough Lanard Lane (13-3, 8 KOs) in his first-ever 10-rounder, having 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.
He twice defended his crown, first dropping ex-beltholder Ener Julio two times 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.
Since back-to-back losses against Zab Judah and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2003 and 2004, Corley's record has been 11-17 with losses against the likes of Devon Alexander, Lucas Matthysse, Marcos Maidana, Thomas Dulorme, and Ruslan Provodnikov.
Also on the Gomez-Corley card, Randy Caballero (18-0, 10 KOs), of Coachella, Calif., will take on Puerto Rico's Miguel Robles (12-2-2, 5 KOs) in a junior featherweight bout.
The event will be televised live on FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes, and on FUEL TV on a delayed basis.
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