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FOX Fight Night results: Alfonso Gomez gets past Yoshihiro Kamegai

Alfonso Gomez battled past the tough Yoshihiro Kamegai, and Ronny Rios and Jamie Kavanagh scored undercard wins tonight on FS1.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Alfonso Gomez beat Yoshihiro Kamegai in an action-packed 10-round junior middleweight scrap tonight in California, coming out the winner on points with all three scorecards going 98-91 in his favor. BLH had it slightly closer at 96-93 for Gomez, but the winner was clear and earned.

Gomez (25-6-2, 12 KO) racked up some early rounds by looking sharper and quicker than Kamegai (25-3-1, 22 KO), but Kamegai did get some help with a point deduction in round four, when Gomez was called for a headbutt, after the two had already clashed a few times.

Kamegai made it competitive with his pressure and refusal to take a backwards step, but he also ate a lot of clean shots, and despite some telling power shots, wasn't able to keep up a true offensive pace. Gomez, on the other hand, boxed a little smarter, and was able to pick off Kamegai with shots at range, and held his own when the two traded on the inside.

Gomez landed 240 of 794 punches (30%) compared to Kamegai's 185 of 638 (29%).

Ronny Rios bounced back from a miserable performance in his first pro loss last October with a solid comeback win over Sergio Frias, winning wide over 10 rounds. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, and 98-92. BLH had it 99-91 for Rios, who improves to 24-1 (10 KO), while Frias falls to 16-5-2 (8 KO).

Lightweight prospect Jamie Kavanagh came off the canvas to stop Miguel Zamudio after five rounds, when the doctor recommended stoppage. Kavanagh (18-1-1, 9 KO) was mostly able to dictate the action, staying aggressive and outlanding Zamudio (32-7-1, 18 KO) rather handily. Zamudio dropped Kavanagh at the very end of the second round on what appeared to be a left-right combination, but other than that, "The Nuisance" looked pretty sharp. Kavanagh, 24, feels like he's been around forever, but is still quite young and has room to grow. If nothing else, he's shaping up to be a fun TV fighter.

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