Gomez: I plan on dying in the ring to beat Saul Alvarez
By Chris Williams: Overmatched No.6 ranked WBC contender Alfonso Gomez (23-4-2, 12 KO’s) says he’s ready to go out and die trying to beat World Boxing Council junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (37-0-1, 27 KO’s) on September 17th at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California.
Talk about being a little over the top. Gomez needs to relax. He doesn’t stand a chance against the young 21-year-old Alvarez, and the only reason he was picked was because he’s not much of a threat because of his lack of power, speed, height…etc. He’s basically just a punching bag for Alvarez to get an easy payday against and look good during the Mexican Independence Day weekend.
Gomez said “I plan to go in and die in the ring to win this fight.” Come again? How can you win if you’re dying? That’s just like trying to win a war by jumping off of a cliff. Gomez needs to come up with a good plan to try and out-box Alvarez, because he’s too slow, weak and small to slug with Alvarez. If he tries to trade with him, he’s going to look mighty silly.
I don’t know where Alvarez’s promoters dug up Gomez, but I don’t rate him in the top 20 in the division. He’s like No.25 in my rankings. I’d much prefer to see Alvarez at least fight someone that give him a good test. If he wants to bottom feed then I would rather see Alvarez fight Erislandy Lara, Anthony Mundine or Carlos Molina. Those guys would give Alvarez a good fight and wouldn’t just get wiped out the way Gomez will. But I don’t want the guy dying in a hopeless cause. He doesn’t stand a chance and it’s pointless getting his teeth knocked in for nothing. I just hope the referee halts the fight when the beating gets too bad.