SHOWTIME BUYS ALFONSO GOMEZ-SHAWN PORTER FOR NEXT WEEK'S BROADCAST
Press Release: On Saturday, July 28th, welterweight Shawn Porter steps into the ring at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., against his toughest foe to date, Alfonso Gomez (pictured). The bout will open the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast and will be followed by a main event between Bay Area favorite Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero and Selcuk Aydin, also at welterweight. Tickets are available for purchase at the HP Pavilion ticket office, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
With over 275 amateur victories to his name, Akron, Ohio's Shawn Porter (19-0, 14 KO's) is known as one of the best amateur boxers of this era, and now he's proving that he has the goods in the professional game as well. Porter last fought on April 28th when he scored his first win of 2012 with a sixth round technical knockout over Patrick Thompson.
An undisputed fan favorite whose action-packed battles have thrilled fans for years, Alfonso Gomez (23-5-2, 12 KO's) has come a long way since his stint on NBC's boxing reality show "The Contender," and the 31-year-old from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico who resides in Los Angeles has won of five of his last six fights with his only loss coming in against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez last September in a WBC 154-pound title bid.