(17-3-2, 8 KO, Whittier, CA)
(29-7-1, 17 KO, Bronx, NY by way of Accra, Ghana)
(19-0, 4 KO, East Los Angeles, CA)
(18-2, 8 KO, New Haven, CT)
Neither of the former "Contender" stars are going to have a terribly easy go of it tonight. Ayala's two losses are both to David Banks, and Tackie is a tough veteran who knows his way around the ring. Neither Gomez nor Mora have the power to blow anyone up.
I'll favor Gomez because he's young and on a roll, and I'll favor Mora because I want him to lose something awful. I'm about to become a big Elvin Ayala fan in a few minutes.
Mora-Ayala starts at 9 ET on ESPN Classic, and Gomez-Tackie follows at 10 on ESPN.