SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHIC

Frankie Gomez

Born in East Los Angeles, Frankie Gomez has been a boxer practically all his life. First stepping into the ring in 2000 at the age of eight, Gomez won his first titles in 2001 and has never looked back.
 
Owner of a stellar 115-9 record, he has won Junior Golden Gloves, Silver Gloves, and Junior Olympic Championships, and in 2008, he won the U17 (cadets) world championship. In 2009, Gomez continued to impress as he won the US National Championship and earned a Silver medal in the AIBA World Championships.
 
In early 2010, Gomez - an aggressive and exciting battler in the ring - decided to turn professional, and signed a promotional deal with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. He ended his amateur career ranked number one in the United States at 141 pounds, and is one of only two US boxers to be ranked in the top 15 in the AIBA World rankings.
 
On April 3, 2010, Gomez made his professional debut with a third round TKO of Clayvonne Howard that was televised on the Bernard Hopkins vs Roy Jones Jr. Pay-Per-View event.
 
Gomez’ second pro bout took place in Las Vegas on April 30th, and he was equally impressive in dispatching Ricardo Malfavon in two rounds.
 
These two victories set the stage for his Los Angeles homecoming on May 27th, when he stopped Akeem Akinbode in just 46 seconds on Golden Boy Promotions’ “Fight Night Club” card at Club Nokia. Gomez returned to the same venue on June 24thto battle Jaime Orrantia and notched the same result, halting his foe at the 2:32 mark of the opening round.
 
On July 31st, this exciting young phenom was back in action in Las Vegas, and he blasted out Ronnie Peterson in a single round to improve to 5-0. His September 18thopponent, Ricardo Calazada was just as unlucky, getting knocked out at 1:06 of the third round.
 
There will be little rest for this phenom though, as Gomez returned to the ring on October 15that the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, and showed his versatility in pounding out a near shutout six round decision over 17-7-2 Ramon Montano.
 
On January 14th, Gomez kicked off his second year as a pro with a six round win over Jose Alfredo Lugo, and in April he got back to displaying his knockout power, as he needed just 25 seconds to knock out Jason Davis.