Junior middleweight Eddie Gomez re-signs with Golden Boy

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Junior middleweight prospect Eddie Gomez re-signed with Golden Boy Promotions, the company announced on Friday.

"2016 is going to be a big year for all of us and I am glad that Golden Boy Promotions will continue to be on my side," Gomez said. "I am looking forward to taking on any challenges to gain a championship title and I know I can trust the team at Golden Boy to guide me in the right direction. They have my loyalty."

The 23-year-old Gomez (18-1, 11 KOs), of Bronx, New York, who has outstanding speed, suffered his lone defeat via 10-round unanimous decision to fringe contender Francisco Santana in June 2014. Gomez has won two fights in a row since, but he boxed only once in 2015 -- a fifth-round knockout of Jonathan Batista last April on the Lucas Matthysse-Ruslan Provodnikov undercard.

"Eddie Gomez is one of the top fighters to emerge from New York in several years, and we've already seen what he can do in the ring against tough competition," Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya said. "We're excited to have him on our team and in 2016. We're going to keep him busy and get him into the world title picture."