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Alfonso Gomez sidelined by back

Updated: April 24, 2012, 3:26 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Two-time world title challenger Alfonso Gomez, suffering from severe back spasms, has withdrawn from his May 5 fight against welterweight prospect Jessie Vargas, manager Gary Gittelsohn told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

The scheduled 10-round bout was supposed to be on the HBO PPV card headlined by Miguel Cotto's junior middleweight title defense against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"Alfonso developed some serious back spasms (last week) and at first I thought he would ...

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