By Ryan Burton
Former unified featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (22-0, 16KOs) made a rare radio appearance when he spoke to us on BoxingScene.com's official audio show, The Boxing Lab last Tuesday.
Gamboa has largely stayed under the radar since having his contract bought out by rapper 50 Cent. He returned to the ring after a 15 month layoff last Saturday and won a twelve round unanimous decision over Michael Farenas on the Manny Pacquiao versus Juan Manuel Marquez pay-per-view undercard.
On a recent edition of The Boxing Lab, former 2 division champion Juan Manuel Lopez (31-2, 28KOs) told us that he still wanted to face Gamboa and that he wouldn't mind fighting him at 130 or 135 pounds. The two fighters were on a collision course before Orlando Salido upset the apple cart, knocking out JuanMa twice.
I asked Gamboa if he was still interested in facing Lopez down the road if the Puerto Rican gets a win under his belt.
"I'm not looking at fighting him anymore. I think the ship has sailed on that fight," Gamboa told The Boxing Lab.
You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/3978633
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