Gonzalez Rejects Gamboa, Chavez-Manfredo Not Close

By Rick Reeno

A source close to featherweight contender Yuriorkis Gamboa has advised that WBC champion Jhonny Gonzalez rejected a "lucrative six figure deal" to face Gamboa on September 10 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The source reached out to BoxingScene in response to an earlier story where Gonzalez made numerous statements regarding his willingness to face Gamboa in September.

Contrary to some of the circulated reports, a deal for a November middleweight fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Peter Manfredo has not been reached. The two sides are not even close to reaching a financial agreement. Manfredo is also being pursued by WBA champion Felix Sturm for the fall. A source close to the Chavez negotiations told BoxingScene - "The fight is all the way on November 19. Right now there is no reason to rush a deal to finalize an opponent for Julio."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=theplayerpimp;10770095]yuri is a beast il give you that. But so far he has been fighting nothing but bums or second tier fighters except for salido. He should fight john or lopez heck even garcia or even caballero. But Il bet…

Comment by theplayerpimp on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;10768554]lol Please... You guys (Mexicans) have a slew of champions but you, "onechance87", want to own every division. So when a monster like Gamboa comes along, a guy who electrifies real boxing fans from all walks of life, you get…

Comment by Ilov80s on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=KnockUTheFukOut;10769077]Arum has a long history of LOW BALLING FIGHTERS so who knows the real reason for Gonzalez not taking the fight [B]he wouldn't have much of a chance against Gamboa anyway lol[/B] and I am sure he doesn't want to…

Comment by KnockUTheFukOut on 06-30-2011

Arum has a long history of LOW BALLING FIGHTERS so who knows the real reason for Gonzalez not taking the fight he wouldn't have much of a chance against Gamboa anyway lol and I am sure he doesn't want to…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=537Bwouaye;10769046]the funny thing in the first article was how Jhonny was saying "i could give gamboa a chance, i think he's proven himself and he deserves it." i was lmao like, really champ? it's like amir khan saying "i could…

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