Friday, March 19th 2010

Alfonso Gomez: Fighter, Rhymesayer

ALFONSO GOMEZ is on a four-fight winning streak, HAVING KNOCKED JOSE LUIS CASTILLO
into retirement on March 13 at Cowboys Stadium. But the 29-year-old welterweight is about more than throwing hands–he’s also about spitting rhymes. Indeed, Castillo got a big, fat dose of Gomez’s lyrical pugilism at their pre-fight press conference in the sleepy hollow of Grapevine, Texas. Though those who don’t speak Spanish may have a hard time understanding the words, the intent–and the talent–is clear. Watch the video (below), and then tell us what you think about Gomez’s rhyming ability.