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Team Gamboa Rip Gonzalez, Praise Ponce De Leon Bout

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Yuriorkis Gamboa is ready for a tough featherweight battle with Daniel Ponce De Leon of Mexico, which is scheduled to headine an HBO televised card on September 10 at the Boardlwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The fight will be the first co-promotion between rival promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions since 2009.

But Gamboa (20-0, 16 KO) and his team had another opponent in mind,  WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (48-7, 42 KOs), but Gamboa's lawyer, Tony Gonzalez, confirms that Gonzalez's team turned down a lucrative offer for the fight.

"They are simply afraid of Yuri and they know that Jhonny would be in grave danger of losing his belt. But we're happy with Ponce. He is an opponent with skill, with a lot of heart and he will only help further the career of Yuri," Gonzalez told George Ebro.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cubanborn87 on 07-10-2011

we got a new disease spreading around the 126 division is called gamboaphobia warning mexican boxers are at very high risk of being exposed to it

Comment by americanbot on 07-10-2011

[QUOTE=xcaret v4;10814296]Gonzalez is a fuken idiot... he could of beaten gamboa alot easier than ponce will. oh well.[/QUOTE]first micky garcia publicly refuses to fight gamboa. now gonzalez too? at least de leon has the heart to face gamboa because the…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 07-09-2011

[QUOTE=-Antonio-;10814283]Gonzales has been set back in the past with tough losses and he has also proved his worth in the past with tough wins, so in this case I honestly don't care if he ducked Gamboa. [B]Gamboa is someone who…

Comment by xcaret v4 on 07-09-2011

Gonzalez is a fuken idiot... he could of beaten gamboa alot easier than ponce will. oh well.

Comment by -Antonio- on 07-09-2011

Gonzales has been set back in the past with tough losses and he has also proved his worth in the past with tough wins, so in this case I honestly don't care if he ducked Gamboa. Gamboa is someone who…

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