Carlos Gongora celebrates after knocking out Ali Akhmedov in spherical 12. Photograph by Melina Pizano/Matchroom
Carlos Gongora will return to the scene of his breakout win on April 17 when he faces spoiler Christopher Pearson on the Seminole Onerous Rock Resort and On line casino in Hollywood, Florida.
The bout will assist the WBO middleweight title struggle between titleholder Demetrius Andrade and necessary challenger Liam Williams. The cardboard airs reside on DAZN in the USA.
Gongora (19-0, 14 knockouts) of Esmeraldas, Ecuador is preventing for the primary time since signing with Matchroom Boxing following his final struggle, a twelfth spherical upset knockout of Ali Akhmedov. The bout is at 168 kilos, however in contrast to Akhmedov, Pearson (17-2, 12 KOs) received’t have a major measurement benefit to work with, as each are profession middleweights preventing above their most pure weight.
Pearson, 30, of Trotwood, Ohio is coming off his largest win thus far, a unanimous choice over Yamaguchi Falcao in Might of 2019, however could have been inactive for practically two years by the point he will get within the ring. A southpaw like Gongora, he’s three inches shorter at 5’10”.
Pearson has received three straight since his final defeat, a second spherical knockout loss to Justin DeLoach in 2017. Previous to that he had misplaced an eight spherical choice to Eric Walker in 2015.
“Carlos pulled off a superb win in Florida in December, and now’s the time for him to construct himself into an enormous menace within the 168 pouns division,” mentioned promoter Eddie Hearn of the two-time Olympian Gongora. “Christopher is not any stranger to upsetting the chances as he proved towards Falcao, and he’ll look to do one thing related once more in Florida.”