Report: Antonio DeMarco may fight Jessie Vargas, Frankie Gomez eyeing Canelo-Lara undercard

Stephen Dunn

Per Twitter report, two Freddie Roach fighters are expected to fight this summer. Antonio DeMarco is looking to prove that he's over a tough loss to Broner by beating Jessie Vargas, and Frankie Gomez may fight on the undercard of Canelo vs Lara.

It looks like Antonio DeMarco will be fighting this summer. Steve Kim of MaxBoxing produced the following tweet this evening:

DeMarco is best remembered for a 44-second stoppage win over John Molina in 2012 and an absolute thrashing at the hands of Adrien Broner, respectively the highest and lowest points of his entire career. Since the loss to Adrien Broner, DeMarco teamed up with five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, who has guided the Mexican veteran to two consecutive wins, both knockouts. The latest, an impressive win over Jesus Gurrola (20-6), took DeMarco less than two rounds.

The proposed opponent, Jessie Vargas, recently had an impressive victory of his own against Khabib Allakhverdiev, showing off some improved boxing skills of his own against the dangerous Dagestani. Vargas can credit the enhanced technique he displayed on the Pacquiao-Bradley II undercard to his own trainer switch: he left long-time coach Robert Alcazar to train under the tutelage of Cuban expatriate Ismael Salas, who has also trained Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Kim reported that another Roach fighter, Frankie Gomez, could have a fight coming up as well.

Gomez (17-0, 13 KO) is a promising young prizefighter who Roach has called his "best prospect" at the moment. He has racked up 17 wins in just over four years of professional fighting.

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