Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr and Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez take home victories.
October 24, 2015
Anna Aguilar (131 articles)

Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr and Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez take home victories.

Diaz, Jr. lands are hard left hook on Tamayo.


Golden Boy Promotions hosted a desert throw down at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA last night. On the main event, U.S. Olympian and star prospect, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. took on Ruben Tamayo to gain a unanimous decision win and remain undefeated. Diaz, Jr. (18-0, 10 KOs) outboxed Tamayo (23-7-4 ,15 KOs) and dominated every round in their ten round featherweight bout. Diaz, Jr. utilized his one, two combinations and power punches to out work Tamayo, making a statement that he is ready to take on the next challenge given to him. All three judges scored the fight 100-90 for Diaz, Jr.

In the co-main event, Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez returned to the ring after more than a year layoff to face Jorge Silva (19-10-2, 15 KOs) in a ten round Super Welterweight bout. Silva gave Gomez a tough fight, but Gomez landed more accurate punches and combinations against Silva. In the final round, both fighters momentarily went toe to toe, and had the crowd on cheering them on. They both gave all that they had and the crowd was on their feet at the bell to show appreciation. All three judges had it 100-90 for Gomez and he improved his record to 19-0 and 13 KOs.

In the swing bout, Paul Ritter (1-1) of Newport Beach, CA beat Relonzo Richard, Jr. (0-1) of Lancaster, CA via unanimous decision. All three judges scored it 100-90 all in favor of Paul Ritter. This was a four round heavyweight bout and Richard, Jr’s pro debut.

In the undercards, Alberto Fundora (6-0, 2 KOs) of Coachella, CA beat Richard Romero of Commerce, CA (3-1, 3 KOs) via unanimous decision in a six round Super Middleweight bout. Judges had it 59-55 and 58-56 (twice) in favor of Fundora. Marco Magdaleno and Phillip Bounds made their pro debuts in a four round Super Lightweight bout. Magdalena (1-0, 1 KO) TKO’d Bounds (0-1) in the first round. Bounds was knocked down from a left hook by Magdelano and then was stopped on the ropes after he took some hard lefts. In a four round welterweight bout, Melsik Baghdasaryan (3-0, 1 KO) of Glendale, CA earned a unanimous decision win over Diego Padilla (1-2) of Los Angeles, CA. Judges scored the fight 38-38 and 39-37 (twice) for Baghdasaryan. In a four round middleweight bout, KeAndre Gibson (14-0-1, 6 KOs) of St. Louis, MO remained undefeated with a KO victory over Thomas Howard (8-6, 4 KOs) of Trenton, MI 53 seconds into the second round. Gibson thew a one, two combinations  and the straight right sent Howard down. The referee waved off the fight after Howard couldn’t come to composure.



Anna Aguilar