Tag: Frankie Gomez
By Juan C. Ayllon
CICERO, Ill. – For boxer Adrian Granados, 22, he can see it as if it happened yesterday: He’s 10 years old, at bat in a little league baseball game. The pitch comes and, swinging the bat with all his might, he hears a loud crack. Moments later, the baseball clears the fence. The crowd cheers. He just hit the ball out of the ballpark for his first time. “It was in an all-star game, too,” he says.
He’s looking to do the same with his boxing career this next year.
Nicknamed “El Tigre”, Granados has amassed a record of 9-2 with five knockouts. An aggressive boxer-slugger, he has won the favor of the locals with his penchant for engaging in frenzied brawls. Granados enthuses, “I just want to continue to be victorious and be undefeated for five fights in a row, and make a jump after that.” (continue reading…)
Adrian Granados and Frankie Gomez Thrill Fans in Main Event of Solo Boxeo Tecate: Windy City Fight Night 18 at UIC Pavilion on August 26
Explosive Undercard Gives Local Prospects a Chance to Shine
By Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray
CHICAGO, IL, August 26, 2011 – Golden Boy Promotions teamed with Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions and Solo Boxeo Tecate to bring a rousing five bout card to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago (with portions broadcast live on Telefutura), showcasing some of Chicago’s most promising prospects against other young fighters looking to dash their hopes. Both Adrian Granados and Frankie Gomez found themselves facing perhaps the sternest tests of their young careers when they went to war over eight rounds. Granados, who recently impressed local fans by replacing an injured David Estrada on short notice and looking impressive in earning a draw against the far more experienced Lanardo Tyner took unbeaten 19-year-old East LA native Gomez into deep waters, never backing down from the knockout artist who could not get the finish he was looking for, though he got the judges’ nod. On the undercard, Daniel Sotelo scored an impressive knockout in his debut, Omar Figueroa continued his winning streak with a second round stoppage, Luis Santiago won a decisive victory over the limited but durable Clifford McPherson, and Juan Bustamente, though he put together some impressive combinations, deserved a better opponent.
In the first bout of the evening, Chicago welterweight Daniel Sotelo (143 lbs.) made his professional debut against Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Ronnie Fuentez (now 0-2, 144 lbs.). The Wisconsin native looked tense but determined, and came out swinging. Sotelo took a few shots to the body and head but kept his composure as he started timing his opponent’s wide, looping punches. Tightening his guard, Sotelo covered well and countered with straight shots to the head and body. A hard cross at the top of the second minute drove Fuentez back towards the corner where he took a volley of straight punches to the head and body. As Fuentez tried to cover, Sotelo raked his body with a hook behind the elbow. A clearly frustrated Fuentez crumpled to his knees and could not recover enough beat the count, forcing the referee to stop the bout at 1:20 of the first round, and giving Sotelo his first professional win and knockout. (continue reading…)
Stacked Undercard Set for Chicago’s ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ on Friday, August 26 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago
CHICAGO, IL , August 22, 2011 — Chicago boxing fans are anxiously counting down the days to the return of “SÓLO BOXEO TECATE”: WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 18 on Friday, August 26 at the UIC Pavilion and with good reason, as Golden Boy Promotions and 8 Count Productions are bringing a sensational undercard to Chicago.
The main event pits undefeated former amateur standouts, Frankie Gomez, (10-0, 8 KO’s) of East Los Angeles and Chicago’s Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados, (6-0-1, 4 KO’s) in an eight round junior welterweight battle. (continue reading…)
Frankie Gomez vs. Adrian Granados ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’: Windy City Fight Night 18 Fan Appreciation Night, Friday, August 26
CHICAGO, IL, July 26, 2011 — Undefeated junior welterweight rising stars; Frankie Gomez of East Los Angeles, California and Chicago’s Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados will clash in the eight round main event on Friday, August 26th at “SOLO BOXEO TECATE”: WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 18 at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.
Just 19 years old, the heavy-handed Gomez has impressively won his first ten professional bouts, eight by knockout since turning professional in April of 2010. The former amateur standout is coming off an outstanding performance on July 1st; a devastating fourth round stoppage of Khadaphi Proctor at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. (continue reading…)
INDIO, CA, July 1, 2011 — Golden Boy Promotions returned to the Palm Springs area tonight with a six-fight event at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. If you missed the live action or TeleFutura “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast, below is a summary of the results:
Frankie Gomez defeated Kadaphi Proctor by KO 4th (continue reading…)