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Team Gamboa: Yuriorkis Will Dominate at Lightweight

By Jhonny Gonzalez

The team behind Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16KOs) are expecting their fighter to dominate the lightweight division. Gamboa will make the jump, from featherweight to lightweight, on April 14th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas - as he challenges former champion Brandon Rios (29-0-1, 22KOs).

Jose Perez, a United States representative of Arena Box, who co-promote Gamboa with Top Rank, expects the Cuban fighter to be a real force at 135-pounds.

"For Yuri, this is the biggest challenge of his career, that's for sure. But on that day, Yuri will show that he can dominate at 135-pounds in the same manner as he did at 126. He will blow away everyone in his new division," Perez told George Ebro.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Maymoney on 02-21-2012

If Gamboa beats Rios, I would like to see him fight Marquez the real king in Lightweight.

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-21-2012

Rios will cut him down like tchopping down a tree w/an axe...

Comment by EdWins on 02-21-2012

[QUOTE=Cubanborn87;11806953]who ramirez? that was a clean elbow to the face bro[/QUOTE] And then didn't gamboa get dropped in his very next fight against darling jimenez?? I dunno, I just feel like Gamboa's chin is suspect and if anyone can expose…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 02-21-2012

[QUOTE=EdWins;11806948]well maybe not hurt as in about to get knocked out hurt but I remember very clearly him getting dropped clean by some unknown club fighter a few years back... can't remember the kids name he was a Mexican American…

Comment by EdWins on 02-21-2012

[QUOTE=Dustaine;11805451]You have never seen Gamboa hurt. All his fights are on Youtube, bring the footage.[/QUOTE] well maybe not hurt as in about to get knocked out hurt but I remember very clearly him getting dropped clean by some unknown club…

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