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50 Cent Beats Yuriorkis Gamboa in Court, Contract Still Valid

50 Cent has reached a legal victory in his fight with former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa, who filed a lawsuit to break their promotional agreement. But a federal court has ruled in favor of the rapper and issued an order declaring that Gamboa's promotional agreement with SMS Promotions was still valid.

In legal papers filed in a Connecticut court in October, Gamboa said he attempted to terminate his agreement after only fighting once in 2013 and twice in 2014. He says 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) ignored his requests for a release. Gamboa asked the court to void out the contract, which they refused.

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Gamboa said he was promised at least three fights per year as part of their contractual agreement. 50 Cent's lawyers blamed Gamboa for his inactivity.

The Cuban fighter had two fights in 2014. He was knocked out in nine rounds by then WBO world champion Terence Crawford and then came back in November to stop Joel Oca in six rounds in Cancun, Mexico. He was then inactive for nearly one year before coming back as part of an HBO Latino card last December at Turning Stone Casino in New York, where he won a ten round unanimous decision over Hylon Williams.

Gamboa's name has been mentioned as a potential opponent for a variety of fighters in the last few weeks. When he returns, against who, and which weight division, is still unknown. He was considering the possibility of dropping down to super featherweight or even featherweight, but his last bout took place at super feather.

50's SMS Promotions filed for bankruptcy protection last year. Both Ryan Martin and James Kirkland also filed lawsuits to break their contacts.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrRolltide91 on 04-12-2016

Of course....

Comment by charliepaerker on 01-29-2016

50 was/is a terrible promoter. Cant even keep his fighters active.

Comment by St. Johns Gent on 01-27-2016

feel bad for gamboa but he's a product of a socialist country hence i'm not shocked 50 seduced him to join his BS promotions company...very different how Al Haymon treats cubans, gets em paid very very well, gets them plenty…

Comment by Dr Rumack on 01-27-2016

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;16420002]Craziest thing is the only reason he signed with 50 is because he thought he was affiliated with Floyd. Cold world.[/QUOTE] 50 thought he was affiliated with Floyd too :lol1:

Comment by SkillspayBills on 01-27-2016

Craziest thing is the only reason he signed with 50 is because he thought he was affiliated with Floyd. Cold world.

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