Doug Fischer

Gomez has an opponent for FNC main event

Junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez has an opponent for his first Fight Night Club appearance this year. The 19-year-old former amateur star from East L.A. will face Jason Davis, a journeyman from Vancouver, Wash., in the six-round main event on Thursday, April 28, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Gomez (8-0, 6 knockouts) has not fought since he scored a six-round decision over Jose Lugo on January 14. Although Gomez dropped the hardnosed journeyman and won every round, he was overweight for the Telefutura-televised bout and members of the ringside media criticized him for his paunchy appearance and sluggish form.

Most expect a better performance from Gomez, who spent the last two months training in Big Bear, Calif., with new coach Abel Sanchez, on Thursday.

Davis (11-8-1, 3 KOs) probably isn't as durable as Lugo, but the Washington native is bigger, rangier and he's been in with better opposition, including former lightweight champ Joel Casamayor, who the 29-year-old boxer took the eight-round distance in a competitive bout last November.

Lightweight prospect Fidel Maldonado Jr. (9-0, 8 KOs), of Albuquerque, N.M., and junior lightweight prospect Ramon Valadez (7-1, 4 KOs), of Los Angeles, are also scheduled to appear on the televised and internet broadcast portion of the show.

The two-hour show will air on Fox Sports Net on a tape-delay basis in most areas (check your local listings) and live on beginning at 8:00 p.m. PT.



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