Gamboa Confirms Weight Drop To 126, 130-Pounds

By Miguel Rivera

A few days ago, attorney Tony Gonzalez, who advises former champion Yuriokris Gamboa (23-1, 16KOs), said he preferred to see his fighter continue his career in a lower weight division - at featherweight or super featherweight.

Gamboa, an Olympic gold medal winner, was undersized and outgunned when he moved up to 135-pounds to challenge WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford on June 28th. After doing very well in the first round rounds, Crawford eventually broke Gamboa down and dropped him four times before a ninth round stoppage.

It was Gamboa's second fight at 135, but the talented Cuban agrees with his adviser, and the fans, and plans to return to 130 or 126 in his next fight.

"By popular demand... 126-130 here I go," Gamboa stated on the social networks.

At 126 and 130, there is no shortage of recognizable fighters for Gamboa to face - like Vasyl Lomachenko, Nonito Donaire, Mikey Garcia, Juan Manuel Lopez, Nicholas Walters and Evgeny Gradovich.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gdub on 07-07-2014

I think he can still beat anyone not named Miguel Vasquez or Richard Abril at 135.

Comment by SaldanaCC on 07-07-2014

By popular!!!!!! No by screaming demand of ur team 50cent and ur jaw son couldnt hang with the big boys had to go back shows he aint elite all hype mikey kos him easy so id like to see…

Comment by WesleySnipes on 07-07-2014

Gamboa against Loma, Donaire or Garcia and i am a happy man :boxing:

Comment by The Big Dunn on 07-07-2014

good move. tought he was too small for 135. Crawfor fight showed his power isnt going to be effective at the weight. Hoepfully he can make big fights at 126/130 and not have to go to 135 just for big…

Comment by baddog on 07-07-2014

LoMo would GHOUL the lil ****, Karma is a B Gamboa is not a NICE PERSON

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