(Might 21, 2022) Laborious-hitting Cuban prospect Yoelvis Gómez had his knockout streak ended at 5, however nonetheless dominated Mexico’s Jorge Cota in a 10-round tremendous welterweight shutout. The scores have been 100-90 thrice.
Now dwelling in Las Vegas, the 24-year-old Gómez (6-0, 5 KOs) went the gap for the primary time in his younger skilled profession. He staggered Cota at occasions with unrelenting physique photographs and efficient energy punches.
“I wished to steal the present, however I do know that each one Mexican fighters are warriors, and Cota was a warrior tonight and was capable of take me the gap,” mentioned Gómez, who was combating for the primary time with famous coach Ismael Salas in his nook.
Gómez, the son of an Olympic Gold Medalist, threw virtually 100 extra jabs than Cota on the evening. “I discovered right this moment that it’s a must to be able to go for all 10 rounds,” mentioned Gómez, who had fought simply seven rounds in his 5 professional bouts. “The knockout didn’t come tonight, however I used to be conditioned and ready to go the gap.
“On Monday I’ll begin up once more with my coach to see what I can do higher in my subsequent my battle. Thanks to all of the followers tonight, I like Arizona!”
The 34-year-old Cota (30-6, 27 KOs) mentioned he was harm by Gómez’s hard-hitting physique photographs. “The judges’ choice was what it was, it’s pointless to speak about it now. Yoelvis is a powerful fighter and he hit me onerous on my left rib, I feel he harm me there. I’ll get some x-rays to see what the harm was. He stored up his consistency and his punching energy all through the whole battle. I used to be at 50 p.c after the rib harm, however credit score to him for having fought like he did.”
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