Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Molina Weighs 143.2 On Second Try; Gives Money to Crawford Video: Errol Spence on Status of Kell Brook Shot, Garica-Thurman Video: Naazim Richardson Reacts To Parting With Bernard Hopkins Photos: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs. Leon Harth - Official Weigh-In Photos: Terence Crawford vs. John Molina - Official Weigh-In Anthony Joshua Throws Weight Behind Members-Only London Gym Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Official Weigh-In Erik Skoglund Gets TKO Victory: Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren Win Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Found Murdered in Guadalajara No Drama In L.A.: Cuellar, Mares, Charlo, Williams Make Weight Menard, Beltran Make Weight for HBO Co-Feature Molina Weighs In at 144 Pounds for 140-Pound Crawford Fight Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Dominik Britsch - On Weight For War Paul Gallen Beats Junior Paulo, Vows To KO Ryan Carr Next Concepcion vs. Yafai Still On, WBA Belt At Stake For Yafai Only Adrien Broner Hit For Damages in Sex Tape Lawsuit Photos: Jayson Velez vs. Alfredo Santiago, Serrano-Silgado Weigh-in Light-Heavy, Trainer Banned Over Nick Blackwell Readmission Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Lands on BoxNation Video: Joshua, Molina, Chisora, Whyte, Ortiz, Taylor Weigh-In Hozumi Hasegawa in Shock Retirement, Won't Defend WBC Belt Photos: Yafai on Point, Concepcion Overweight and Loses Belt Photos: Joshua vs. Molina, Chisora vs. Whyte - Official Weigh-in Randy Caballero, Golden Boy Reach Deal To Extend Promotional Lipinets' Manager: Troyanovsky Had No Chin, Indongo Ours in 2017 Abner Mares: I'm Not Scared of Cuellar's Power; I Hit Hard, Too Wladimir Klitschko: I Want To Fight The Very Best Anthony Joshua Charlo: Not Much Left For Me at 154; I'm Not Afraid of Golovkin! Frank Warren Talks Parker-Ruiz, Joshua Revealing McCracken Link Quigg: I Have To Keep Winning, Build Buzz For Frampton Rematch Bob Arum Reflects on Kicking Out Anthony Mundine, Praises Horn Paul Gallen Losing Hope of Landing Sonny Bill Williams Clash Amir Khan Family Dispute To Be Part of New Reality Show? Anthony Joshua Sees No Need To Use Chisora-Whyte WWE Tactics Roach: Pacquiao-Crawford Possible, I like Pacquiao-Canelo Better Joselito Velazquez To Face Eduardo Casimero in Pro Debut Abel Sanchez: Ruiz, Parker Will Hit Each Other, Hurt Each Other Will Khalid Yafai Expand the Picture at 115? Jackson: Kovalev Was 5-1 After Six, Was 3-3 With Ward in Last Six Molina Warns Joshua: You Slip Up Once and You Will Be Dancing!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement