Urgency is a fighter’s fuel.
For Southland boxers Frankie Gomez and Mauricio Herrera, the excessive amount of pressure on each to win their Saturday welterweight bout on the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-Amir Khan HBO pay-per-view undercard is expected to create a compelling battle.
Gomez, 24, is the unbeaten prospect from East Los Angeles who is mentored by his promoter, Golden Boy Promotions’ Oscar De La Hoya, and has yet to realize his potential.
Herrera, 35, is the willing veteran facing perhaps a final chance to remain in title contention.
Gomez and De La Hoya not only share the same roots, they share...