Koncz Says Gamboa Added To Pacquiao's 4/12 List

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

UNDEFEATED World Boxing Association super featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa’s name has been added to the list of possible opponents of Manny Pacquiao for his scheduled return to the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 12.

Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz told Standard that he would meet with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum in Las Vegas on Monday and hopes to have a decision by Tuesday.

The two other opponents being considered are Timothy Bradley, who scored a hugely controversial split decision win over Pacquiao in June, 2012, and former Pacquiao sparring partner Ruslan Provodnikov, the World Boxing Organization light welterweight champion, who engaged Bradley in a brutal battle that was among the Fight of the Year candidates in 2013.

Also mentioned in passing was Robert Guerrero, who is currently involved in a legal battle with Golden Boy Promotions to try and get out of his promotional contract.

The Cuban defector, who fights out of Miami, Florida was an outstanding  amateur boxer and won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games as a flyweight and the gold medal at the World Cup in Azerbaijan in 2006 as a featherweight.

Gamboa is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Darleys Perez (29-0, 19 KOs) of Colombia in Quebec, Canada on June 8, 2013.

Prior to that, Gamboa scored a unanimous 12-round decision over Filipino southpaw Michael Farenas, who hurt Gamboa in the second round, but the Cuban came back to drop Farenas, a protégé of former two-division world champion Gerry Penalosa towards the end of the round and once again in the seventh.

Just when it looked like the referee would call a halt as Gamboa battered Farenas, the courageous Filipino caught Gamboa with a wicked left hook and dropped him after which Gamboa stayed out of trouble to win by margins of 118-108, 117-108 and 117-109 on the scorecards of the three judges.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by junior gong on 01-14-2014

[QUOTE=V.WEBB;14133252]where is baby gong? He's on my ignore list, but I thought for sure he would have reared his head in this thread and someone would have quoted him by now. :lol1: :lol1:[/QUOTE] Hello you greasy little, race trolling, floyd…

Comment by junior gong on 01-14-2014

Koncz has lost it. Since when was gamboa a welterweight?:thinking:

Comment by Pacquiao'd on 01-14-2014

[QUOTE=Adamjr91;14133243]I have never seen a fight that you can't defend but Pacquiao-Gamboa is real close to just that.[/QUOTE] PAC rios, PAC clottey, PAC Mosley, PAC marg. Shall I keep going?

Comment by Ringlife on 01-14-2014

Gamboa has not fought at that weight before I think Pac needs to fight Provonikov or Bradley tbh.

Comment by V.WEBB on 01-14-2014

where is baby gong? He's on my ignore list, but I thought for sure he would have reared his head in this thread and someone would have quoted him by now. :lol1: :lol1:

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