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Gamboa Positioned in Line For Uchiyama Title Clash

By Jhonny Gonzalez

The World Boxing Association has made Yuriorkis Gamboa the top contende rin line to fight WBA super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama of Japan.

Gamboa (22-0, 16KOs) returned in December, after a 15 month layoff, and won a twelve round decision over Michael Farenas to captured the WBA's interim-title. Uchiyama (19-0-1, 16KOs) came back on December 31 and stopped mandatory challenger Bryan Vasquez in the eight round.

The question now is whether Gamboa will stick around long enough for the WBA to order the fight. The Olympic gold medal winner is already looking to move up the lightweight division in his next fight. He wants to pursue matches with lightweight champions Adrien Broner and Ricky Burns.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrRolltide91 on 03-31-2014

Good fight

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 03-30-2014

Good fight,,, but i hope its televised in the US,,, i would love to see this fight They should make it in america with a double header with a mikey fight, and then have the winners fight That would be…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 03-30-2014

So why did Gamboa not pursue such a fight, to what face Darleys Perez. Imagine if he had won a belt that could provide options other than his current status he really has no one to blame but himself. and…

Comment by garfios on 01-09-2013

[QUOTE=artfuL_;12898099]Excellent fight and about time a sanctioning body is ordering a fight for the fans. That said, I don't see this fight materialising. Uchiyama is a real danger for Gamboa who was taken to deep water by Farinas.[/QUOTE]so losing 11…

Comment by 4Corners on 01-09-2013

[QUOTE=happyman;12900757]why do you keep spouting this lie? you already got proven wrong a few pages back. he said he'd be fine coming to america.[/QUOTE] I have yet to see an article or interview with Uchiyama saying he's looking to fight…

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