Yoelvis Gomez has a huge opportunity ahead of himself this weekend.
Gomez will face Jorge Cota in the co-main event live on Showtime. The event takes place under the Premier Boxing Champions banner from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
In the headline fight, David Benavidez and David Lemieux meet for the vacant WBC super middleweight belt.
For Gomez, the 24-year-old will be competing for the sixth time. He has scored five victories so far, with all five coming via knockout. That includes a win on Christmas Day 2021 over Clay Collard.
Gomez has been preparing with his coaching staff in Las Vegas.
“I’ve been training in Las Vegas with Coach Salas, who has one of the best boxing minds in the world,” he said. “Salas has a lot of world class fighters under his supervision, so I’m in an incredible gym environment, and getting the best sparring in the world. The team I have around me is unbelievable and I couldn’t ask to be in a better position. I’m super focused on the game plan that we have in place, and I’ll be ready to show the fans why I’m one of the best fighters in the world.”
As for his opponent, Cota, Gomez knows that he has the skills to make a challenging night.
“Cota is a very dangerous fight for anyone,” Gomez said. “He has a lot of experience and has been in the ring with a lot of good fighters. I’ll have to use all my tools to be impressive and get the victory. I’m expecting this fight to go some rounds, but I believe I’ll eventually stop him before the final bell rings.”