Friday night’s Golden Boy Live card in Indio, California featured a triple header from Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino.
Alfonso Gomez (25-6, 12 KOs) scored a unanimous-decision victory over Yoshihiro Kamagei (25-3, 22 KOs). The bout was aired live on Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes.
Gomez started off the fight with a great boxing display. Good footwork, and a clean jab made it easy for Gomez to outbox Kamagei, and throw off any game plan the tough Japanese fighter had coming into this bout.
Leading in with his head also made it easy for the referee to deduct a point from Gomez in Round 4. Kamagei seemed to gain a second wind after Round 7 and landed some powerful shots on Gomez, giving fans some good back-and-forth action as the rounds came to an end.
The scoring of the fight was a little bit of a disappointment. Even though fans knew the victory belonged to Gomez, the three score cards read 98-91 in favor of Gomez. Kamagei definitely deserved a better score despite his late start of the fight.
The later rounds were entertaining and woke up the fans who stayed up to watch this very late televised bout.
Ronny Rios (24-1, 10 KOs) returned to the ring after his brutal KO loss last October with a unanimous-decision win over Sergio Frias (16-5, 8 KOs).
Rios was wobbled in Round 1 by a good left hook, which felt like deja-vu from his last fight where we was struck by a hook that led to the knockout.
On this night though, Rios composed himself and landed some clean shots as the rounds continued on. Frias was quick to counter off the jab of Rios, and at times created some great exchanges.
Rios made sure to keep the role of maintaining good ring generalship and it was enough to give him the victory. The score cards read 99-91 twice and 98-92.
Opening up the Fox Sports 1 telecast, lightweight Jamie Kavanagh (18-1, 9 KOs) won a TKO in the fifth round against Miguel Zamudio (32-7, 18 KOs).
Kavanagh was quick to establish his jab and throw precise punches, which caused swelling under the left eye of Zamudio in the first round. A lot of damage was done between both fighters, as they clashed heads in Round 2.
The headbutts caused a cut to the forehead of Kavanagh and a knockdown at the end of the round. Kavanagh came out focused in the third round, guns blazing.
After the fifth round the ringside doctor went to the corner of Zamudio and conducted a quick exam. Even though Zamudio tried to plead he could continue, the doctor had seen enough punishment.
Waving off the fight, Kavanagh raised his hand in victory for his first fight of the year.