By Lem Satterfieldl
According to Carl Moretti, Vice President for Top Rank, his company would "absolutley" entertain a potential fight between unbeaten WBA featherweight champions Chris John and Yuriorkis Gamboa. The WBA recently ordered John, the "champion in recess," and Gamboa, the "super champion" at the weight, to fight within 120 days or the fight will head to a purse bid.
Top Rank promotes Gamboa, and their business rival Golden Boy Promotions handle the career of John. The rift between the promotional companies will not prevent the fight from happening. Gamboa (19-0, 15 KOs) vs. John (43-0-2, 22 KOs) would likely be the Cuban fighter's last bout before a planned meeting with WBO champion Juan Manuel Lopez, who faces Rafael Marquez on November 6.
"We have no problem fighting the guy, Chris John, but you need a date to fight him on. So, that's really the thing that we're looking at is when is the next time that Gamboa could be on HBO," said Moretti.
"I think that would determine a little bit more what our position would be on Chris John. It's absolutely a fight that we would entertain. But for Gamboa and John, we're actually waiting for the WBA to give us some resolution as to timing. We'd love to fight Chris John."
Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.