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Gamboa Rejects Juanma Fight: That Ship Has Sailed

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

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by A-Wolf on 12-21-2012

Juanma is painful enough as it is. Seeing him against Gamboa at this stage would make his underwater slow motion speed suicide worthy.

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 12-21-2012

I don't see any problem with this fight, the only person Gamboa can make money against is Uchi at 130 and He will want Gamboa to travel to Japan, JuanMa is still a better money fight for Gamboa.

Comment by Angry Cuban on 12-20-2012

[QUOTE=MexicanMauler;12840029]Just take it Gamboa... easy work.[/QUOTE] I will like he will take it to uchiyama...

Comment by MexicanMauler on 12-20-2012

Just take it Gamboa... easy work.

Comment by MJ223 on 12-15-2012

[B]Dumb move.... If he was smart he would take the Juanma fight[/B]

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