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Gamboa's Manager Hopes Devin Haney Fight Can Be Finalized

On Yuriorkis Gamboa's part - everything is ready. The ball is in Devin Haney's court to make a deal.

Gamboa's manager, Jesse Rodriguez, is hoping that a deal can be reached to challenge the WBC lightweight champion - potentially on September 26 on DAZN.

"Yuri is very excited about this fight, now that he is healthy and feels rejuvenated," commented Rodriguez to George Ebro. "We're waiting for the contract to be sent to us, but the main issues are resolved. We hope that this effort will become a reality.''

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If the contest were to take place, it would be the second consecutive time that Gamboa fought a 135-pounder, after suffering a knockout loss in the twelfth round in the Showtime televised clash with Gervonta Davis, when they fought for the WBA title on December 28 in Atlanta.

It was Haney himself who revealed that he was negotiating a potential fight with Gamboa, a former world champion and an Olympic gold medal winner.

This would be, as with Davis, a classic battle between youth and experience - between a 21-year-old Haney and a 38-year-old Gamboa, who also comes back from a long period of recovery after suffering a tear in the Achilles Heel that required a visit to the operating room.

"He is fully recovered, everyone will be able to see a Gamboa who is in great physical and mental condition," Rodriguez added. "His desire to return to the ring is tremendous, his intention to fight Haney is undeniable. Yuri wants this fight. Fans know that with him a good show is guaranteed.

"It's amazing how Gamboa's name arouses interest every time it's mentioned. Davis knew how important it was to deal with him, and now with Haney, history repeats itself. When you leave a valuable legacy, that's what happens. Gamboa is only waiting for the green light to fight.''

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Doubledagger on 07-30-2020

[QUOTE=OhG;20679558]You better wake up and smell the coffee, and I'm no fan of Lomo, I just speak the facts!!! How can you be CHAMPION and have fought no real top 10!!! What a joke!!! That's what you call a paper…

Comment by Mammoth on 07-30-2020

[QUOTE=GLeon12;20680449]I'm not familiar with every boxer in the division, I just know Gamboa is beyond damaged goods. I'm honestly skeptical that the commission approves this fight. Is Commey signed to fight?[/QUOTE] Commey looks to be available

Comment by GLeon12 on 07-30-2020

[QUOTE=Mammoth;20680432]Hell yeah he should be in a better fight but who is available?[/QUOTE] I'm not familiar with every boxer in the division, I just know Gamboa is beyond damaged goods. I'm honestly skeptical that the commission approves this fight. Is…

Comment by Mammoth on 07-30-2020

[QUOTE=GLeon12;20680430]Now that Ryan Garcia has signed to fight Campbell, it's about damn time we start critiquing Devin Haney. The guy has fought NOBODY. Literally NOBODY. A 2020 version of Gamboa is a terrible fight; a 2020 version of Gamboa after…

Comment by GLeon12 on 07-30-2020

Now that Ryan Garcia has signed to fight Campbell, it's about damn time we start critiquing Devin Haney. The guy has fought NOBODY. Literally NOBODY. A 2020 version of Gamboa is a terrible fight; a 2020 version of Gamboa after…

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