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Frankie Gomez, Top Golden Boy Prospect, Facing Felony Narcotics Charge

Frankie Gomez is one of Golden Boy's top prospects. (Photo by DeWalt Fight Night Club, <a href="" target="new">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>)
Frankie Gomez is one of Golden Boy's top prospects. (Photo by DeWalt Fight Night Club, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Golden Boy prospect Frankie Gomez of East Los Angeles is facing court dates in February due to a pair of arrests from January, according to's Jake Donovan.

The more serious of the two arrests resulted in a felony charge for possession of narcotics:

The most serious charge facing the unbeaten 140 lb. fighter is possession of narcotics, for which he has to appear in front of a Los Angeles judge and jury on February 1. The charge was introduced after Gomez was pulled over Tuesday evening, when he was issued a citation for a suspended driver’s license.

Bail for the felony charge was set at $30,000 along with the issuing of the February 1 court date.

This comes just four days after Gomez was arrested and booked on three separate misdemeanor charges on January 20 – two for outstanding warrants due to failure to appear in court for traffic violations, and a third for petty theft.

The latter issues will have him in court on February 21. Gomez (12-0, 9 KO) is a very promising 135/140-pound prospect in the ring, winning the Nationals in 2007 at age 17, and gaining a silver medal at the 2009 Worlds. He fought five times as a pro in 2011, including an August win in a tough fight against Adrian Granados. He was last in the ring on December 3, on the undercard of Golden Boy's Mares vs Agbeko show in Los Angeles.

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