They announced their arrival to the boxing world in 2011, but before each of these fighters embarks on the next steps in their respective careers in 2012, four of boxing’s top prospects – Frankie Gomez, Luis Ramos Jr., Eloy Perez and Omar Figueroa Jr. – will headline the year-end edition of TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate Classics” on Friday, December 23.
The special broadcast will revisit August 26 in Chicago, Ill. when Frankie Gomez won an eight-round majority decision over Adrian Granados, Luis Ramos Jr.’s March 18 majority decision win over Jose Hernandez in Costa Mesa, Calif., Eloy Perez’s September 2 second round knockout win over Daniel Jimenez in defense of his NABO Junior Lightweight title in Salinas, Calif. and Omar Figueroa Jr.’s August 26 second round technical knockout win over Marcos Herrera in Chicago, Ill.
The special two-hour presentation of “Sólo Boxeo Tecate,” which is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T, will air on TeleFutura at 12:30am ET/PT (11:30pm CT).
Just 19 years old, East Los Angeles’ Frankie Gomez (12-0, 9 KO’s) is starting to fulfill his enormous potential with some impressive wins. On August 26, he was pushed to the limit by then 8-1-1 fellow prospect Adrian Granados before pulling out a hard-fought eight round majority decision win in Chicago, Ill.
Looking forward to his ShoBox debut against Raymundo Beltran on January 6, undefeated lightweight prospect Luis Ramos Jr. (20-0, 9 KO’s) showed off his skill and grit on March 18 when he pounded out an eight-round majority decision victory over Jose Hernandez in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Highly-ranked super featherweight contender Eloy “Prince” Perez (23-0-2, 7 KO’s) made a big statement with a win at the Sports Complex in Salinas, Calif. on September 2 when he knocked out highly-regarded Daniel Jimenez in the second round to defend his NABO 130-pound title.
Weslaco, Texas’ Omar Figueroa Jr. (13-0-1, 10 KO’s) has a well-deserved reputation as a knockout artist, and on the same night that Gomez defeated Granados, “Panterita” showed off his guns with a second round knockout of Marcos Herrera.