Juanfe Gómez (10-0, 2 KO) was confirmed last April. The undefeated had his first trial by fire in the Nacional del superpluma. He won the fight by giving an exhibition and submitted his candidacy to everything. Despite the euphoria, he and his team had plans, but everything changed with the call of the European Union champion, Nicola Henchiri (10-4-2, 0 KO). “The night I beat Valtierra was perfect. If I had dreamed it it would not have turned out so well. The idea was to defend the Spanish Championship, there were already dates and rivals … but the European Union came out. The Italian was given a volunteer when the official candidate rejected the fight and he chose me. I remember the day they gave me the news. I did not believe it. ‘Already for this title?’ Despite the surprise, it was a great motivation“, recognizes the Spanish in the podcast ‘Boxing on the Run‘.
The ‘Magician’, as he is nicknamed, is convinced that this Friday (20:30, Proximia TV) will end with his arm raised. “I think you have underestimated me. Last on the charts. I imagine he looked at that ranking and said, well the last one. I think he was wrong choosing me … better for me (laughs)“He adds. His confidence is maximum, and although he has to fight abroad, he has a clear result:” I am not worried about fighting at home. The fight will not reach the points, I will not give margin. If he gets to twelve rounds it’s because I beat him up. I will not leave doubts to any judge“, he predicts. Gómez has a great technical quality and rhythm, he also warns that he has not been seen at his maximum.” When I finished the Spanish Championship I thought I could have gotten more. The twelve rounds don’t worry me. I have done great sparring with Kiko Martínez. Stronger than him, he’s not going to hit me (laughs). The same thing always happens to me, the sparring of the preparations is tougher than the fight, “he concludes.