Javier Fortuna vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa Showdown in Play?

By Steve Kim

A source has told that a bout between WBA super featherweight titlist, Javier Fortuna and Yuriorkis Gamboa is being discussed. It would be part of a two-fight deal that would see the two square off in the early summer.


Fortuna (29-0-1, 21 KO's) won this title by defeating Bryan Vasquez by way of a twelve round unanimous decision on May 29th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and then defended returned successfully on September 29th at the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to stop Carlos Velasquez in ten rounds.

The talented Gamboa (25-1, 17KOs) just recently won a ten round decision over Hylon Williams on December 19th at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona in what was his only outing of 2015. Gamboa, an Olympic gold medal winner and former world champion, has only fought four times since 2012 and twice since suffering his first career defeat, a TKO in nine to then WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KingTito on 01-07-2016

[QUOTE=LOCOMEX89;16372549]Gamboa is in a hell of a position right now in boxing. Especially for a guy who hasn't been all that active. He's been linked to fighting Jorge Linares, Francisco Vargas, and now Javier Fortuna. All great matchups, with plenty…

Comment by tiliheels on 01-07-2016

[QUOTE=richardt;16373799]Fortuna is fast and his combinations are difficult for an opponent to deal with. Gamboa used to have more combinations but like you said, age and rust takes a bit of that away.[/QUOTE] i dont know wat fortuna gains from…

Comment by tiliheels on 01-07-2016

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;16374698]Yes, Gamboa did it to himself. But it's sad to think that Yuri's career might actually be on the downswing. He was something just a few short years ago. Another wasted talent. SMH[/QUOTE] i dont even want him to win…

Comment by Rope_Burns on 01-06-2016

Great fight if it happens. Hopefully Fortuna gets a big fight next like Uchiyama, Pedraza or Roman Martinez.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 01-06-2016

[QUOTE=tiliheels;16372768]gamboa cant make 130 and if he can that makes this 65 fortuna imo..gamboa is up in years and rust...not a good combo to be losing weight..HE DID IT TO HIMSELF THO..[/QUOTE] Yes, Gamboa did it to himself. But it's…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (24)
Top Headlines Chris Algieri Confident He Can Raise His Level Against Hooker Kovalev Asks Fans 'Not To Make Hasty Conclusions On Situation' Cano in Line For a Big Fight, Linares Heading Back To 135 Curtis Stevens Heading To 154: Eyes Hurd, Lara, Harrison, Munguia Pulev vs. Helenius Clash Still Be Worked Out For Crawford-Khan Broner: I'll Be Back; All You Motherf***ers Will Still Tune In! Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner: CompuBox By The Numbers Gvozdyk To Take Voluntary Before Mandatory Versus Browne Pacquiao To Have Scratched Cornea Re-Examined Monday In L.A. Andrade: I Want Golovkin Next, To Prove I'm #1 at Middleweight Hearn: Don't Be Surprised if Joshua is on DAZN in the US in June Broner: Ain’t Got Mark On Me; They Thought They’d F*** Me Up Pacquiao: I Was Surprised Broner Didn't Throw Lot Of Punches Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner: Afterthoughts Broner Falls Very Short on Promised 'New Beginning' For Career Luis Coria Win Big in First Garcia Brothers Promoted Card Badou Jack Gets Stitched Up, Has No Excuses Over Loss Manny Pacquiao Says Injury To His Left Eye is Not Serious Manny Pacquiao Dishes Out Adrien Broner's Comeuppance Pacquiao's LA Home is Burglarized a Day After Broner Win Claressa Shields: Anybody Who Thinks Broner Won is Crazy! Video: Shawn Porter Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Buboy Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Adrien Broner Video: Mayweather Sr. Throws Shade at Adrien Broner For Loss Pacquiao: We Can't Blame Broner For Thinking He Won Fight Former Champ Gamache Assaulted on Street By Mystery Man Video: Roy Jones Jr. Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Devin Haney Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses Canelo Alvarez Fight WBO To Review Saunders Suspension, Could Be in Line For Andrade Video: Adrien Broner Explains Why He Beat Manny Pacquiao Video: Mikey Garcia Reacts To Pacquio's Win Over Broner Video: Pacquiao Reacts To Win Over Broner, Wanting Mayweather Gervonta Davis Embraces Challenge of Fight in Mares' Backyard Ellerbe: Mayweather’s Retired; 'No Interest' In Pacquiao Rematch Wilder-Fury Rematch Could Land on April 27 or May, Says Warren Kell Book Looks at Jeff Horn, Jessie Vargas, Smith as Options Marcus Browne Dares Teddy Atlas: Bring Me Oleksandr Gvozdyk! Pacquiao Open To Rematch, Mayweather Remains Noncommital Photos: Manny Pacquiao Dominates Broner - MONSTER Gallery

Latest Active Forum Threads