Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Yuriorkis Gamboa Involved in Wild Gym Brawl in Miami - Video

By Elisinio Castillo, video courtesy of Languetero TV

Editor's Note: BoxingScene.com has been advised that this incident was not recent, despite numerous claims by major outlets.

The details are very sketchy, but former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (25-1, 17 KOs) was involved in a brawl inside of a gym in Miami, Florida.

An heated argument broke out between Gamboa and an unknown individual, and things quickly got physical.

It appeared that the other individual threw the first punch, which ignited an all-out brawl between the two. Several bystanders eventually jumped in to break up the fight, and while they were being restrained Gamboa blasted his brawling buddy with a combination that appeared to put him down and possibly out.

yuriorkis gamboa (2)

Gamboa has been inactive since defeating Hylon Williams in December of 2015.

He was scheduled to fight South African Malcom Klassen (33-6-2, 17 KO's) on December 17 as part of the undercard to a big event in Réunion Island, which is a French department in the Indian Ocean. The card was headlined by Alfonso Blanco defending his WBA interim-middleweight belt against hometown hero Hassan N'Dam. And N'Dam scored one of the most crushing knockouts of the year when he blasted Blanco unconscious from a single punch in the first round.

The fight with Klassen fell apart on the morning of the fight. According to multiple reports by the local media, police raided Klassen's hotel room and the found the fighter, his trainer, and a nurse - with illegal performance enhancing drugs in their possession. Klassen and his trainer were arrested and taken into custody to face charges. Klassen and his team have denied the allegations of having PEDs, claiming they were only in possession of vitamins.

Gamboa was already facing a lot of tension during that fight week, after his trainer Ismael Salas bailed on him - when photos were posted on social media that showed Gamboa training in France with Pedro Diaz - who happened to be there by chance as he was training N'Dam for the main event.

When Salas saw the photos, he refused to work any further with Gamboa and left the Cuban boxer hanging in the wind.

"Ismael was very annoyed with me and sent me a very strong message, barring me from entering his gym in Las Vegas and saying that it was better that I stay with Pedro," Gamboa explained.

"I don't think that's fair to me. I have been alone out here and Pedro has been helping me to make the weight. Thanks to him I have been able to prepare myself these days. What could I do? Pedro had offered me his hand from one Cuban to another Cuban.'

"I'm sure that there will be very good things coming up in 2017, but I can not say anything else for now. This incident has been very unfortunate with Salas, who like me is from Guantanamo. We should be together above anything."

Tags: video image   Yuriorkis Gamboa image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigjavi973 on 01-07-2017

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;17321845]Yeah, this is old. At least his KO% went up a little.[/QUOTE] :rofl: :rofl:

Comment by Overunder on 01-07-2017

Everyone saying that the fight started with the punch is tripping. The fight was initiated with Gamboa mushing his face..

Comment by DannYankee on 01-02-2017

I'm surprised he didn't break his hands it would be very in keeping with his luck lately. Also that dude picking a fight was one of the stupidest thing I've ever seen in my life. I highly doubt he didn't…

Comment by elfag on 01-02-2017

lol needs two guys to hold back some random before he can finally get the KO. Further proof that boxers cant street fight for ****, I would deck gamboa in like 3 seconds, he was HORRIBLE.

Comment by budfr on 01-01-2017

deport him asap, the revolution will be waiting for his azz.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (43)
Top Headlines Jacobs' Manager: GGG's Side Will Make Excuses to Avoid Rematch Frank Warren: Shrewd Liam Smith With Under The Radar Fight Photos: Tyron Zeuge With Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Win Crolla Admits Gallagher Nearly Pulled Him Out Before Twelfth Charlo vs. Heiland WBC Eliminator For Mandatory Golovkin Shot Saunders Smiles: Let Everyone Doubt Me, I Can Beat Golovkin! Jhonny Gonzalez Crushes Francisco Contreras in Three Rounds Emmanuel Rodriguez Destroys Robinson Lavinanza in One Daud Yordan's Promoter Hopes To Get Him Title Shot Next Linares: I Want Mikey Garcia, Lomachenko - I Can Beat Both! Mike Tyson on Mind Games, Breaking an Opponent's Spirit Nico Hernandez Makes His Pro Debut in Style Jorge Paez Jr. Blasts Out Daniel Sandoval in Furious Fashion Abduqaxorov Blitzes Manyuchi, Captures WBC Silver at 147 Saunders To Golovkin: Do You Want To Fight? Put Up or Shut Up! Juho Haapoja decisions Leonardo Bruzzese to win EU title Mikey Garcia Wants Summer Unification Fight Against Linares Tyron Zeuge Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Over Ekpo Lawrence Okolie Blows Out Debut Opponent In 20 Seconds Jorge Linares Drops, Dominates Anthony Crolla To Repeat Jack Arnfield Beats Brian Rose In Battle Of Blackpool Linares vs. Crolla Rematch - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Katie Taylor Beats Koleva, Welborn Shocks Marcus Morrison Kovalev's Trainer Has Doubts That Ward Wants The Rematch Martin Ward Defeats Maxi Hughes, Retains British, WBC Regional Crolla: I Need To Drag Linares Into a Fight, Rough Him Up Hunter: I Told Amir Khan That Fighting Canelo Was Stupid, Crazy Investigation is Under Way After 17-Year-old Amateur Dies Jorge Linares 'Feels at Home' Fighting Crolla in The UK Crolla: I'll Prove A Lot of People Wrong in Linares Rematch Jorge Linares' Trainer Details Preparation For Crolla Rematch Jorge Linares-Anthony Crolla II: Pre-Fight Report Card Chavez: After I Win, If No Canelo Rematch Then I'll Face Golovkin Jacobs' Manager Questions Scoring of Golovkin-Jacobs Fight! David Haye Called In By BBBofC, Must Explain Bellew Threats Frank Warren Jabs Hearn: Talks Golovkin-Saunders, Crolla-Linares Eddie Hearn Passed On Michael Conlan Signing Loeffler: Too Much Money For Canelo-Golovkin Not To Happen Joshua, Bellew Are Backing Crolla To Get Revenge on Linares HBO's Kellerman Breaks Down Mayweather-McGregor Situation
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement