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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 5:03pm
In a surprising move, Joseph Gomez of Albuquerque, New Mexico has pulled out of the much anticipated match-up with WBC #8 World-rated middleweight David Medina (21-2, 10 KO’s) at Super-fight III June 24th at El Paso's Don Haskins Center citing a shoulder injury.
Rugged brawler Juan “Monster” Astorga (16-6-10ko) has agreed to step in and face the top contender. Astorga comments, "this is a dream come true fighting David. His style is similar to mine, we like to fight and not take a step back. Trust me, I will be victorious and win this fight!"
"My job is to win,” Medina stated. "I personally want to thank Astorga for taking this fight. I trained very hard and expect Astorga to come right at me which is my game. It’s going to be a War!"
This is the co-main event for the fight between El Paso's David Rodriguez and Owen Beck.
Medina, born in Rocky Ford, Colorado and raised in Kansas is expected to be prepared for whoever he faces. Astorga stumbled in his last visit to El Paso falling to the crafty Hector Camacho Jr. February 11th in the Haskin's Center but is coming off a win against Tennessee’s Rodney Freeman last March 11th.
“He’s not going to have to look very far to find me,” Medina claimed. “I’ll be right in front of him trading punches. If he wants a war, well, we’ll give the fans what they want.”
Medina’s training has reflected his determination to capitalize on this opportunity. Recognizing what is at stake, Medina is determined to show the boxing world, and the WBC, just how good a fighter he is. He has been training since April with trainer Eric Bonilla, and promises that he is as ready for this fight as he’s ever been.