Yoelvis Gomez-Marquis Taylor, Edwin De Los Santos-Joseph Adorno set for Ennis-Villa card


Junior middleweight Yoelvis Gomez celebrates his knockout over Clay Collard (Picture by Kate Frese/The Prudential Heart).

The undercard of the Jaron Ennis-Roiman Villa card was formally introduced by Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Friday afternoon.

Unbeaten Yoelvis Gomez will face fringe contender Marquis Taylor in a 10-round middleweight bout. Additionally in a 10-round bout, once-beaten light-weight Edwin De Los Santos will sq. off in opposition to Joseph Adorno.

The cardboard will happen on the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Corridor in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey and can air reside on Showtime (9:30 p.m. ET/ 6:30 p.m. PT).

Gomez (6-0, 5 knockouts), who’s initially from Havana, Cuba and now lives and trains in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been moved rapidly since making his professional debut in August 2019. Gomez confronted MMA fighter Clay Collard in December 2021, knocking him out within the opening spherical. In his final bout on Might 21 of final yr, Gomez defeated former junior middleweight contender Jorge Cota by choice over 10 one-sided rounds. 

The 25-year-old believes he’s the long run at 154 and 160 kilos and is raring to make an announcement on the expense of Taylor.

“The wait is over and I’m excited to return to the ring,” stated Gomez, who’s managed by Shane Shapiro. “I’m very grateful to my entire crew for bringing me again on the massive stage. I had an excellent camp in Los Angeles with my coach Joe Goossen, who has polished my model. I really feel like a hungry lion and I’m able to eat. My plan is to get the knockout and show why I’m the brand new boogeyman within the division. Taylor goes down and followers are going to see me at my greatest.”

Taylor gained by disqualification over Oscar Chacin in his final bout on February 3. The 29-year-old appeared on a ShoBox card on October 21, defeating Marlon Harrington by choice over eight one-sided rounds.

Having not misplaced since his fourth professional combat in opposition to Ladarius Miller in April 2015, Taylor (14-1-2, 1 KO), who resides within the Houston suburb of Galena Park, has confronted and defeated three unbeaten fighters, together with Jimmy Williams, Sanjarbek Rakhmanov and Harrington. He additionally fought to attracts in opposition to Luke Santamaria and Paul Kroll. 

Taylor believes he has confronted the higher opposition and that would be the tipping level in his favor on July 8.

“This can be a nice matchup and I’m excited in regards to the alternative,” stated Taylor. “We’re two actually good fighters and it is going to be an excellent matchup for the followers. Yoelvis Gomez is a younger, robust fighter and he’s aggressive with plenty of energy. A win ought to put me able to compete for a world title. Everyone seems to be gonna see that I’m a giant contender after I win on July 8.”

De Los Santos (15-1, 14 KOs), who resides in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, scored the most important win of his younger profession, overcoming a knockdown to knock out previously-undefeated Jose Valenzuela within the third spherical on September 4. The 23-year-old has gained his final two bouts since dropping an in depth split-decision to William Foster III on January 7 of final yr.

Adorno (17-2-2, 14 KOs) misplaced an in depth unanimous choice to Elvis Rodriguez in his final bout on February 25. The loss snapped a three-bout successful streak, together with a win over previously-unbeaten Hugo Roldan on September 9. 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He might be reached at [email protected]


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