Frankie Gomez to face Silverio Ortiz on Feb. 5
Unbeaten Frankie Gomez will fight Silverio Ortiz on Feb. 5, Golden Boy Promotions announced Monday morning.
The 10-round bout will take place at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The bout will precede the 10-round junior featherweight bout between unbeaten Randy Caballero and Ruben Garcia.
Both fights will air live on Estrella TV, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.
Gomez, a former amateur standout who resides in East Los Angeles, has made headlines in and out of the ring recently. While he has an excellent skill-set to compliment his power, Gomez has had issues with weight, which led to the cancellation of a bout against Humberto Soto on May 9 in Houston, Texas.
In his last bout on Oct. 23, also in Indio, Gomez (19-0, 13 knockouts) defeated Jorge Silva over 10 one-sided rounds. Gomez weighed in at 150 ¼ pounds, over three pounds above the contracted weight.
Gomez is trained by Freddie Roach.
Ortiz (34-16, 16 KOs) has lost his last two bouts after winning his previous eight bouts in a row.
In his last bout on Dec. 19, Ortiz was dropped twice by contender Pablo Cesar Cano en route to a landslide 10-round decision loss.
Hector Tanajara (4-0, 3 KOs) will open the “Boxeo Estelar” telecast in a four-round bout.
Preliminary action will air live on RingTVLive.com, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since Oct. of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.