Knockout artist Yoelvis Gomez looks for quality win Saturday in Glendale

The son of an Olympic champion from Cuba, Yoelvis Gomez was always around boxing. He was into baseball and soccer first, but when his father, José, started taking him to training and fights, Yoelvis got into it as way to be close to his dad.

The elder boxer would show his son videos, and Yoelvis would react excitedly.

“I want to be just like my dad, I would say,” Gomez, now 24, said in Spanish.

Gomez (5-0) is thought by many boxing observers to be on his way to big things in the sport. But he’ll face a major test on Saturday night at Gila River Arena in the co-main event of the David Benavidez-David Lemieux fight card, when Gomez faces veteran Jorge Cota (30-5) of Mexico in a super welterweight bout.

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