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Robert Garcia: Rios-Gamboa Would Be a Great Matchup

By Ryan Maquiñana

Robert Garcia, the reigning Trainer of the Year and cornerman of former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios, stopped short of saying a deal between his fighter and Yuriorkis Gamboa was complete, but did not rule it out, either.

“Obviously that would be a great fight for Brandon and a great matchup,” Garcia told BoxingScene.com.  “Gamboa’s an exciting fighter and so is Brandon, and we would love that fight.”

Rios (29-0-1, 22 KOs), out of Oxnard, Calif., is coming off an 11th-round stoppage of Englishman John Murray last month where he was stripped of his title after coming in over the 135-pound limit.  Since that fight, Rios has employed Cecilio Flores, the nutritionist of middleweight boss Sergio Martinez, to help keep him in shape.

Meanwhile, Gamboa (21-0, 16 KOs), a Miami-based Cuban who was once the unified featherweight champion, took an eight-round technical decision over Mexico’s Daniel Ponce de Leon last September.

“To be honest, though, I haven’t heard anything yet about it being a done deal,” Garcia added.  “[Rios’ manager] Cameron [Dunkin] hasn’t told me anything yet, but I’m sure it’s being talked about right now.”

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly column for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (CSNBayArea.com). He’s also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Advisory Panel. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at www.maqdown.com, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by damit305 on 01-29-2012

[QUOTE=komandante;11718579]Casamayor is a boring fighter like Rigondeaux if you know boxing :( :popcorn:[/QUOTE] Oh, you must still be upset about the Katsidis loss. Don't be mad. :popcorn:

Comment by komandante on 01-29-2012

Casamayor is a boring fighter like Rigondeaux if you know boxing :( :popcorn:

Comment by damit305 on 01-28-2012

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;11718245]great fight. casa was a monster in his prime, would have loved to see him and floyd go at it. but garcia was far from a pushover even in that fight.[/QUOTE] Yeah man, I remember when Casamayor, Corrales, Freitas, Mayweather,…

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 01-28-2012

[QUOTE=damit305;11718156]Yup! Garcia caught the, ahem, 29 (lol) year old Casa with some good shots during the course of the fight. Too bad the full fight isn't on Youtube[/QUOTE] great fight. casa was a monster in his prime, would have loved…

Comment by damit305 on 01-28-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;11718113][URL=""][/URL] That was an undefeated, 29-year-old Casamayor. Garcia showed some stones in that fight. "El Cepillo" was clearly taken by Robert's heart, as he demonstrated at the very end of…

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