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UNDEFEATED WBO LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION TERENCE CRAWFORD TO BE THE IN-STUDIO GUEST ON THIS WEEK’S ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS!

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BRISTOL, CT (July 7, 2014) — On the heels of his scintillating ninth-round knockout victory of undefeated Cuban icon Yuriorkis Gamboa to retain his world title, undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD will be joining Doug Kezirian as the in-studio guest on this week’s edition of ESPN Friday Fights, which will air live, This Friday! July ... Read More »

Crawford stops Gamboa in 9

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Terence Crawford defended the WBO Lightweight title with a 9th round stoppage over former world champion and previously undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa before nearly 11,000 fans at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. It was a terrific back and forth action fight that saw Gamboa control the early part of the fight with his speed and right hand. Things turned in ... Read More »

CRAWFORD OUT TO REACH GREATNESS AS HE MAKES FIRST WORLD TITLE DEFENCE AGAINST ‘COCKY’ GAMBOA THIS WEEKEND LIVE ON BOXNATION

LONDON (June 26) – World champion Terence Crawford is hoping victory this Saturday night against “cocky” Yuriorkis Gamboa will kick start his path to greatness. The WBO lightweight champion got his first taste of world title success when he overcame Scotland’s Ricky Burns earlier this year, with his first title defence taking place this weekend against the unbeaten Gamboa, live ... Read More »

TERENCE CRAWFORD vs. YURIORKIS GAMBOA WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN

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OMAHA, NEB. (June 26, 2014) — The Official Weigh-In for World Championship Boxing’s return to Omaha for the first time in 42 years, between undefeated world champions TERENCE CRAWFORD, the Pride of Omaha, and Cuban sensation YURIORKIS GAMBOA, will take place Tomorrow! Friday, June 27 in Grand Ballroom A at the the CenturyLink Center in Omaha (455 North 10th St.,Omaha, ... Read More »

HBO BOXING® PRESENTS A PAIR OF SCORCHING SUMMER SHOWDOWNS WHEN HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. YURIORKIS GAMBOA AND MATT KOROBOV VS. JOSE UZCATEGUI IS SEEN SATURDAY, JUNE 28

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HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise visits Omaha, Neb. for the first time to present an all-action doubleheader featuring a world title bout between undefeated rising stars when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. YURIORKIS GAMBOA AND MATT KOROBOV VS. JOSE UZCATEGUI is seen SATURDAY, JUNE 28 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from CenturyLink Center, exclusively on HBO. The ... Read More »

TERENCE CRAWFORD and YURIORKIS GAMBOA WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

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OMAHA, NEB (June 26, 2014) — World Championship Boxing returns to Omaha for the first time in 42 years! Undefeated world champions TERENCE CRAWFORD, the Pride of Omaha, and Cuban sensation YURIORKIS GAMBOA, who boast identical 23-0 (16 KOs) professional ring records, will be battling for Crawford’s newly-won World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight title This Saturday! June 28, at the ... Read More »

Gamboa fighting Crawford to be Recognized once again as One of top boxers in world

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MIAMI (June 23, 2014) – Undefeated multiple-time world champion Yuriorkis “The Cyclone of Guantanamo” Gamboa (23-0, 16 KOs) firmly believes he is one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world and he plans to back that up this Saturday night against World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KOs). Promoted by Top Rank, in association with ... Read More »

Gamboa workout quotes

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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (June 12, 2014) – Hosted by his promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, undefeated multiple world champion Yuriorkis “The Cyclone of Guantanamo” Gamboa (23-0, 16 KOs) held an open media workout today at Iron Mike Promotions Gym to promote Gamboa’s June 28 world title fight against World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight championTerence Crawford (23-0, 16 KOs). Promoted by ... Read More »

BATTLE OF UNDEFEATED TOP-FIVE CONTENDERS MATT KOROBOV AND JOSE UZCATEGUI ADDED TO THE CRAWFORD – GAMBOA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TELECAST!

OMAHA, NEB. (May 23, 2014) — Top Rank® announced today that undefeated Top-Five contenders MATT KOROBOV and JOSE UZCATEGUI would battle in a 10-round rumble in the co-main event to World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion TERENCE CRAWFORD’S world title defense homecoming against Cuban sensation and three-division world champion YURIORKIS GAMBOA. Korobov and Uzcategui will be battling for the vacant ... Read More »

BOXNATION ADD CRAWFORD-GAMBOA, RIGONDEAUX-GUZMAN AND EXCITING YORK HALL BILL TO STACKED SUMMER CALENDAR

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LONDON (May 20) – BoxNation has added three more thrilling shows to its stacked summer calendar including two world title main events headlined by champions Terence Crawford and Guillermo Rigondeaux, plus the exciting York Hall bill led by rising star Frank Buglioni. It will be Ricky Burns’ conqueror Crawford who will be out first on June 28th when he makes ... Read More »

TOMORROW! Crawford vs Gamboa Tix Go On Sale at 11 A.M. ET

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OMAHA, NEB. (May 8, 2014) – Undefeated world champions TERENCE CRAWFORD, the Pride of Omaha, and Cuban sensation YURIORKIS GAMBOA, who share identical 23-0 (16 KOs) professional ring records, will battle for Crawford’s newly-won World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight title, Saturday, June 28, at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. This will be the first world championship fight Omaha has hosted ... Read More »

TERENCE CRAWFORD and YURIORKIS GAMBOA NEWS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING WBO LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BATTLE — OMAHA’S FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT SINCE ’72

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OMAHA. NEB (May 6, 2014) — Undefeated world champions TERENCE CRAWFORD, Omaha’s favorite son, and Cuban sensation YURIORKIS GAMBOA, who both boast identical 23-0 (16 KOs) records, will host a news conference announcing their World Lightweight Championship fight This Thursday! May 8, at the CenturyLink Center in the Bud Light Zone (455 North 10th St., Omaha, Neb. 68102). The news ... Read More »

Garcia is ready to be redeemed by Gamboa

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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 espn.com. “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 ESPN.com. “This is recent and unexpected. It’s two misdemeanor counts, not felony charges. We’re going to deal ... Read More »

YURIORKIS GAMBOA VS. DARLEY PEREZ ALVAREZ, LEMIEUX, BENCE & BETERBIEV

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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 »

PEREZ vs. GAMBOA CO-FEATURE ON DAWSON-STEVENSON SHOWDOWN IN MONTREAL JUNE 8 ON HBO

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 espn.com, 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

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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 »

FIGHT FAN FEST! GAMBOA & 50 CENT / GESTA / RAMÍREZ / HYLAND TO WORK OUT AND SIGN AUTOGRAPHS

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 espn.com 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

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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 espn.com 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 ESPN.com on Wednesday. “There will be ... Read More »

RIOS AND GAMBOA TO RUMBLE FOR WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

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 »