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 Last update:  1/19/2014       Read more by Elisinio Castillo         
Team Gamboa: Pacquiao Talk Was Just a Smokescreen
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By Elisinio Castillo

Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa is not paying any attention to the recent comments from Manny Pacquiao's advisor, Michael Koncz. In a recent interview with's Ronnie Nathanielsz, Koncz named Gamboa as a possible option for Pacquiao's return on April 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Gamboa's representative, Willie Suarez, claims the mention of Pacquiao was a diversion to take away the attention of Gamboa calling out WBO super featherweight champion Mikey Garcia. Suarez feels promotional firm Top Rank is protecting Garcia from Gamboa, despite the heavy interest from HBO to stage that fight.

"It was a smokescreen to divert the attention of the public from the fight that Yuriorkis wants, which is Mikey Garcia,'' said Suarez to George Ebro. "They're talking about Yuriorkis against Pacquiao, because they have seen that our boxer is focused on Garcia, that he challenged him on the social networks, and they want to divert the attention [away from that fight].''

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who promotes both Pacquiao and Garcia, denied the possibility of a Pacquiao-Gamboa fight.

Garcia will fight on January 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York, against Juan Carlos Burgos.

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Yuriorkis Gamboa , Mikey Garcia


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comment by damit305, on 01-21-2014
[QUOTE=edgarg]His whole career shows ever increasing instability in his attitudes and pronouncements. He's made a shambles of his career ever since he made that mess-up with Top Rnk. He cost Curtis Jackson (and Phoney Phloyd) $1.25 mill to buy out his contract from Top Rank after which Phoney let...

comment by damit305, on 01-21-2014
[QUOTE=edgarg]Are you asking...or telling??[/QUOTE] Was telling...

comment by Hougigo, on 01-20-2014
Steve Kim ‏@stevemaxboxing 42m Arum says Pacquiao will make a decision soon on who he fights next, LA presser is scheduled for Feb 4th and NYC after that... #boxing

comment by jondacon, on 01-20-2014
[QUOTE=PennyAnd1]Seriously, smokescreen or not atleast Pac is doing something to get this fight on while Floyd's *****'s are trying so hard not to let this fight happen. WTF!!! Do something Floyd. You're the lb-4-lb king aren't you? There's too much talking, we want more walking.[/QUOTE] Wa...

comment by O.H. Canada, on 01-20-2014
Mikey vs Yuri would be a great fight, just make it happen

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