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Garcia is ready to be redeemed by Gamboa

Mikey Garcia

Saturday in the little room at Madison Square Garden, Oxnard’s Mikey Garcia made another admirably professional showing, this time in the super featherweight division, against another wholly outmatched opponent, this time in the form of Mexican Juan Carlos “Miniburgos” Burgos, on HBO – a network quite supportive of Garcia. This match readied the table for a war in the summertime ... Read More »

Gamboa arrested on Domest Violence

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Lightweight beltholder Yuriorkis Gamboa was arrested Wednesday on a Domestic Violence charge according to Dan Rafael of “There’s an allegation that was sufficient enough to get him arrested, but we’re not ready to make any statement yet,” Gamboa’s attorney Tony Gonzalez told “This is recent and unexpected. It’s two misdemeanor counts, not felony charges. We’re going to deal ... Read More »


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ONTREAL (May 22, 2013) –The interesting battle preceding the much-anticipated showdown on Saturday night, June 8, between the most dangerous super middleweight, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (20-1-0, 17 KOs), and World Boxing Council (WBC),The Ring Magazine and linear light heavyweight champion, “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-2-0, 17 KOs), features a pair of international stars adding spectacular excitement for boxing fans in attendance ... Read More »


May 13, 2013 – Undefeated lightweight contender Darley Perez (28-0, 19 KOs) has signed on to fight explosive Cuban superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa (22-0, 16 KOs) in the co-feature of an HBO telecast taking place on June 8th, live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The main event that evening will be a light heavyweight title tilt between Chad Dawson ... Read More »

Gamboa to face Perez June 8 in Montreal

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According to Dan Rafael of, Former Featherweight and currant Super Featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa will move up to Lightweight and face Darley Perez on June 8th in Montreal in the opening bout of an HBO doubleheader featuring Chad Dawson defending his title against Adonis Stevenson “I believe that Darley has the tools to beat Gamboa,” Gary Shaw, Perez’s co-promoter ... Read More »

Argenis Mendez Acquinity Sports’ first world champion Targeting Lopez & Gamboa

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (March 15, 2013) – Newly crowned International Boxing Federation (IBF) super featherweight titlist Argenis “The Thunderstorm” Mendez (21-2, 11 KOs) has given his promoter, Acquinity Sports, its first world champion. Last Saturday night in Costa Mesa (Calif.), Mendez became an instant star by registering a sensational Knockout of the Year caliber victory over defending IBF champion Juan ... Read More »

PED: Performance Enhancing Dangers for a sport that already has too many

Yuriorkis Gamboa

Yuriorkis Gamboa’s name in a Miami New Times story this week about an anti-aging clinic that allegedly supplied performance enhancers isn’t exactly a surprise. Names and suspicions are part of any game these days. Expect more. Many more. Other than the notable exception of super-bantamweight and Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire, just about everybody is a suspected PED user. ... Read More »

Weights from Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao 147 – Juan Manuel Marquez 143 Yuriorkis Gamboa 130 – Michael Ferenas 130 Patrick Hyland 126 – Javier Fortuna 126 Photps by Chris Farina / Top Rank Read More »


LAS VEGAS, NEV. (December 4, 2012) – Undefeated former world featherweight champion YURIORKIS GAMBOA and his manager, music superstar 50 CENT, undefeated Top-Five lightweight contender MERCITO GESTA, 2012 U.S. Olympian and amateur sensation JOSE RAMÍREZ, and Snooki-promoted undefeated featherweight contender PATRICK HYLAND will host public workouts and autograph sessions Tomorrow! Wednesday, December 5 in the front lobby of the MGM ... Read More »

Gamboa – Beltran Jr. to be part of Pacquiao – Marquez 4 undercard

According to Dan Rafael of former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa will take on Miguel Beltran Jr. for a vacant Jr. Lightweight title. Other bouts to be shown on the HBO PPV undercard will be IBF Lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez taking on Mercito Gesta as well as Javier Fortuna battling Snooki Promoted Patrick Hyland for a vacant Featherweight bout Read More »

Gamboa is a pawn in a fight that only lawyers can win


Yuriorkis Gamboa looks like a pawn in a standoff perilous to his own future and bad for a divisive business populated by more lawyers and fewer potential stars. Start with Gamboa, if you can find him. The Cuban has displayed potential enough to become part of a generation that will succeed Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Miguel Cotto and Juan ... Read More »

Gamboa – Rios clash called off; Top Rank sues Gamboa

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According to Dan Rafael of the much anticipated April 14th clash between WBA Lightweight champion Barndon Rios and Featherweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa has been called off due to Gamboa missing pre fight obligations. “Brandon will be fighting April 14 and we are working on the details now,” Top Rank spokesman Lee Samuels told on Wednesday. “There will be ... Read More »


LAS VEGAS, NEV (February 17, 2012) — Boxing fans can expect many happy returns this tax season. Former world lightweight champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS and former featherweight champion YURIORKIS GAMBOA will collide in a battle of the undefeated for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight championship, Saturday, April 14, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Promoted by Top ... Read More »

Emanuel Steward new coach of Yuriorkis Gamboa

Hall of Fame coach and living legend Emanuel Steward is the new head coach of fast rising Cuban superstar Yuriorkis „El Ciclon“ Gamboa. Promoter Ahmet Oner sealed the deal with Steward at the WBO convention in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Gamboa had split up with his former amateur coach Ismael Salas after his most recent win over former world champion ... Read More »

Gamboa scores technical decision over De Leon

Yuriorkis Gamboa scored an eight round technical decision over Daniel Ponce De Leon after De Leon Suffered a cut from an accidental headbutt. The bout was a scheduled twelve round Featherweight bout at The Adrian Phillips Ballroom inside of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. As expected Gamboa proved the be the faster man and that was the difference in the ... Read More »

Q & A with Luis “La Estrella” Franco

Like many Cuban ex-patriots Luis “La Estrella” Franco defected to America and decided to go pro. Similar to Odlanier Solis, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Yuriorkis Gamboa & Yan Bhartelemy he represented Cuba at the 2004 Olympics, however while the aforementioned fighters who all won gold Franco went out in the Quarter Final stage to future WBC Super Featherweight champion Vitali Tajbert. Though ... Read More »

Gamboa Trashes Solis in Four !!!!

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — In the main event of the evening, Yuriorkis Gamboa sent Jorge Solis to the mat five times in four rounds to remain undefeated in front of a sold out crowd at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall. The opening round saw little action as both fighter’s were content with feeling one another out. The second ... Read More »

Q & A with Yuriorkis Gamboa

For many years when we watched the Boxing at the Olympics we would wonder at the greatness of many of the Cubans, knowing that we’d never see them in the pro game after Fidel Castro banned professional sports on the Island in the 1950′s. There was a long line of brilliant pugilists who never made the leap Teofilo Stevenson, Felix ... Read More »


Atlantic City, NJ—The billboards and the posters and the press releases may be promoting the HBO-televised matches featuring Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jorge Solis and Matt Remillard vs. Miguel Angel Garcia, but the fans who jam the 2,700-seat ballroom at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on Saturday evening, March 26, will be coming to see another fight which will not be part ... Read More »

Q & A with Elio “The Kid” Rojas

It’s been a tough year for Elio “The Kid” Rojas 22-1(13) it started well enough when he went to Mexico and soundly outpointed local Guty Espades Jnr over tweleve rounds in his first defence of his WBC Featherweight title. He was then scheduled to unify with the WBA Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in July when that was postponed until September only ... Read More »

Gamboa gets knocked down but decisions Salido

Yuriorkis Gamboa suffered the fifth knockdown of his career but like the other four, he got off the deck and won. Gamboa scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Orlando Salido to regain his WBA and capture the IBF Featherweight championship at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gamboa boxed nicely and took most of the first ... Read More »


Follow all the action as Yuriorkis Gamboa puts his WBA Featherweight title on the line when he takes on IBF champion Orlando Salido from the Palms in Las Vegas. The action begins at 10pm eastern with an intriguing battle of undefeated Lightweight’s featuring Anthony Peterson and Brandon Rios. REFRESH AFTER EACH ROUND 12 Rounds WBA/IBF Featherweight championship–Yuriorkis Gamboa (18-0, 15 ... Read More »

Orlando Salido: Second Chance at Recognition


Fourteen-year veteran Orlando Salido rode an up-and-down career en route to winning the IBF Featherweight title earlier this year – a win that has netted him a high profile bout against flashy offensive wizard Yuriorkis Gamboa at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada tomorrow. Though he does carry the tag of champion into this unification bout, his role ... Read More »


World champion Yurikoris Gamboa, who usually trains in Miami, is off to the Fight Factory in Tampa, Fla. He is preparing to take on champion Orlando Salido of Mexico on Top Rank’s ‘Battle of the Champions’ on September 11 at the Palms Resort Casino, Las Vegas. Gamboa, 18-0, usually trains in Miami. “It’s a big fight and we wanted to ... Read More »


Tickets for Top Rank’s ‘Battle of the Champions’ — Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Orlando Salido – on Sept. 11 at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, July 31. Gamboa, the WBA featherweight champion, will take on Salido, the IBF featherweight champion, in the Pearl Concert Theater. Gamboa, a big puncher, has a record of 18-0, ... Read More »

Gamboa to unify with Salido after Rojas falls out

According to Dan Rafael of, WBA Featherweight champion Yuriorks Gamboa will now face IBF beltholder Orlando Salido after WBC champ Elio Rojas had to withdraw due to shoulder and hand injuries. The fight will take place on September 11 at The Palms in Las Vegas. “The doctor recommended that he be out for two months, so the fight is ... Read More »

Gamboa and Rojas set for Featherweight unification on September 11

According to Dan Rafael of, an agreement has been reached between Featherweight beltholder’s Yuriorks Gamboa and Elio Rojas in a bout that will take place on September 11 in a site to be determined. “We’ve sent them a draft of the contract for them to review and we’re waiting for their comments, but we’ve agreed on the terms,” Carl ... Read More »

Gamboa to take on Jonathan Victor Barros

According to Dan Rafael of, WBA Featherweight champion will take on undefeated Argentinean Jonathan Victor Barros (28-0-1, 16 KO’s) March 27th in Germany. The card will take place in Hamburg and will be the first show of Gamboa’s co-promoter, Arena-Box deal with German television network SAT.1 “We don’t know a lot about him, but any time you fight a ... Read More »