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Fortuna Targets Yuriorkis Gamboa Showdown in Mexico

By Rick Reeno

Adviser Sampson Lewkowicz has advised BoxingScene.com that super featherweight contender Javier Fortuna (22-0-1, 16KOs) is still very eager to get in the ring with Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16KOs). Earlier this month, Fortuna suffered a draw in his ten round fight against 2004 Cuban Olympian Luis Franco at the Buffalo Run Casino in Oklahoma.

Gamboa is looking to start a new chapter in his career - by fighting on a regular basis in Mexico. The Cuban boxer met with promoter Pepe Gomez of Cancun Boxing and the two of them plan to work together. Fortuna has no problem going to Mexico to fight Gamboa, but the contracted weight could become an issue.

"Fortuna still wants Gamboa. He would happy to go to Mexico to fight him. In his last fight, Fortuna believes that he was robbed in Oklahoma. He said Franco didn't want to fight and was running for his life for most of the fight. Fortuna wants to prove that he can knock Gamboa out, but the fight has to be at 130-pounds. Gamboa is too small for 135-pounds. He is not a lightweight, and neither is Fortuna, so it makes sense to have them meet at 130," Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BendOver on 08-31-2013

[QUOTE=illpapi;13700193]And if he doesn't figure him out in their next fight you'll ask for a third because he will really figure him out then, right? GTFOH....he had plenty of time to figure Fortuna out in that fight and he was…

Comment by BendOver on 08-31-2013

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;13700033]Franco did nothing but spoil in the Fortuna fight. Looking bad is understandable. Fortuna won't necessarily win, but he'll look better against Gamboa.[/QUOTE] There's not a good thing you say about a Cuban fighter,

Comment by 285Kid on 08-31-2013

This wont be in Mexico, HBO not going to Mexico for this HBO would just put this fight on GGG/Stevens undercard

Comment by El Angel on 08-31-2013

Love this fight. Winner gets to remain on the cusp of my favorite fighters, while the other is forever gone from consideration. Tough to pick a winner of two very unique fighters.

Comment by illpapi on 08-31-2013

[QUOTE=torosboxing75;13700113]Don't worry about Gamboa, go get a rematch with Franco. If he rematches Franco I think the Cuban beats him in a war. Franco seems very smart and fighters like him will figure you out especially the second time around.[/QUOTE]…

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