Team Gamboa Eye Juanma, Mikey Garcia at 130-Pounds
By Miguel Rivera
Former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16KOs) has two good options waiting for his at super featherweight, Puerto Rico's Juan Manuel Lopez (34-3, 31KOs) and WBO champion Mikey Garcia - according to the Cuban boxer's legal adviser Tony Gonzalez, who spoke with Carlos Narvaez.
Gamboa tried his hand in the lightweight division last Saturday night, when he challenged WBO champion Terence Crawford. After looking very good in the first four rounds, Gamboa was dropped four times and stopped in the ninth round. Some felt, including Crawford himself, that Gamboa was too small for the weight. When he entered the ring, Crawford rehydrated to a weight of 152-pounds.
At one time Gamboa vs. Juanma was one of the biggest fights to be made in boxing when both of them were dominating at super bantamweight and featherweight, but the fight never happened after Juanma suffered back to back knockout defeats to Orlando Salido. But Juanma has been able to get his career back on track with a knockout of Daniel Ponce De Leon earlier this year. He has tough test on July 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when he faces unbeaten Francisco Vargas (19-0-1, 13KOs).
Garcia (34-0, 28KOs) is going through some legal issues with his promoter Top Rank. Gamboa-Garcia was the original fight being pursed by Gamboa's team and Top Rank. After Top Rank was unable to reach a financial agreement with Garcia, Crawford came in the came into the picture.
[QUOTE=BendOver;14721706]That's why Gamboa went up another 5 pounds to fight crawford, if he could hurt and bad a 153 pounder with better boxing skills than mikey, I don't see any reason why can't he do it to garcia... 50/50[/QUOTE] No…Comment by BendOver on 07-03-2014
[QUOTE=mistermartin;14721683]Gamboa destroys Juanma & [COLOR="Red"][B]get picked to pieces by Mikey[/B][/COLOR]. Leave that kid alone. He's too good at too many things....His temperament & demeanor are also too patient & composed. Mikey has power in both hands...he's defensively responsible & technically…Comment by mistermartin on 07-03-2014
Gamboa destroys Juanma & get picked to pieces by Mikey. Leave that kid alone. He's too good at too many things....His temperament & demeanor are also too patient & composed. Mikey has power in both hands...he's defensively responsible & technically…Comment by Chuckguy on 07-02-2014
Lmfao at those two ricans talking about JuanMa catching him and not being able to get up yet they forget JuanMa is trash now and can put on quee r st by a 5 yr old. 3-4 years ago this…Comment by g24fella on 07-02-2014
Gamboa is not going to beat any quality opponents until he learns to keep his hands up, bring his punches back faster, and stop throwing loopy shots. He gets dropped too often because he leaves himself exposed.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (48)