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PHOTOS: Gervonta Davis and Yuriorkis Gamboa Make Weight Ahead of SHOWTIME Fight

Gervonta Davis and Yuriorkis Gamboa fight on Saturday (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, former junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis and former featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa weighed in ahead of their SHOWTIME-televised main event, set for Saturday night from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA.

Davis is the heavy favorite heading into the contest, which will see the two men vying for the vacant WBA lightweight title. But things didn’t exactly go as expected, as the Baltimore native originally came in 136.25 pounds, over a pound over the lightweight limit. Gamboa weighed in at 134.5 pounds.

PHOTOS: Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa Score Wins in Miami to Pave Way for 2019 Showdown

Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa may meet in 2019 (Photo: David Martin Warr)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, in Miami, FL, former world champions Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa won separate bouts to pave the way towards a potential showdown in 2019.

Lopez (36-6, 32 KO’s) dropped Argentina’s Cristian Ruben Mino (19-3, 17 KO’s) four times, as he scored a ten-round unanimous decision. Lopez looked several times like he was going to finish the fight, but his opponent stayed resilient.

Kingdamon Antoine Jr. says ‘shots will be fired’ in Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Hylon Williams Jr. matchup

Kingdamon Antoine Jr. and Hylon Williams following some recent sparring in Houston, Tex. 


By Chris Robinson

As 2015 comes to a close, there are still a few intriguing matchups on the horizon.

One of them that has been overlooked is the Dec. 19 bout between former featherweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa and lightweight prospect Hylon Williams Jr.

Photos: Terence Crawford wins a thriller; stops Yuriorkis Gamboa in the ninth

Photos from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. as WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford 24-0 (17 KO’s) wins a thriller over Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KO’s). Crawford overcame a slow start before dropping the Cuban stalwart four times on his way towards a resounding ninth round stoppage victory.

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Photos: Terence Crawford and Yuriorkis Gamboa face off in Omaha

WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford is set to make the first defense of his crown on June 28th in his hometown of Omaha, against former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa of Cuba. The fight will be showcased on HBO. Check out the photos below.

All photos courtesy of Chris Farina – Top Rank

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Larry Merchant interested to see Mikey Garcia face off with Yuriorkis Gamboa

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HusteBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with former HBO analyst Larry Merchant about WBO junior lightweight champion Mikey Garcia’s victory over Juan Carlos Burgos and what a potential fight vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa may mean.

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Bob Arum eyes Mikey Garcia’s eventual rise in weight following HBO clash vs. Burgos

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Reporter Marc Abrams (http://www.15Rounds.com) speaks with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum about the future of WBO junior lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KO’s) ahead of his Jan. 25 match vs. Juan Carlos Burgos on HBO.

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Floyd Mayweather Sr. is now working with Yuriorkis Gamboa in Las Vegas [CR's Commentary]


Another update from Las Vegas, as former featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa is now  working with outspoken head coach Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Looks like Gamboa spent some of the holidays in Las Vegas, as was spotted at 50 Cent’s Gym putting in  some work with the outspoken coach.

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Photos: Behind the scenes at 50 Cent’s new gym in Las Vegas with Jean Pascal, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Chad Dawson, Roy Jones Jr., and others

Go behind the scenes inside of 50 Cent’ s new gym in Las Vegas as former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal hosts an open media workout for the press ahead of his May 25th clash with former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute.

Also present in the building were Roy Jones Jr., Yuriorkis Gamboa, Chad Dawson, and several others.

All photos courtesy of Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com





Yuriorkis Gamboa full mitt workout inside of 50 Cent’s new gym in Las Vegas

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of 50 Cent’s new gym in Las Vegas as Cuban stalwart and former featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa put in work on the mitts ahead of his June 8th return to the ring

Larry Merchant on Adrien Broner’s bout with Rees, PEDs in boxing, seeing Donaire-Mares fall through, and more

Junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

It had been a little while since I had touched base with longtime HBO analyst Larry Merchant to discuss the sweet science in depth.

No longer announcing fights for HBO and having recently celebrated his 82nd birthday, Merchant has been enjoying his newfound free time very well it seems. As one would guess, Merchant still has great enthusiasm for the boxing game and is always open to discussing anything related to the sport.

Calling up Merchant recently, we discussed some recent storylines, including WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner’s bout with Gavin Rees tonight in Atlantic City, his thoughts on junior welterweight brute Lucas Matthysse, the issues with performance-enhancing drugs in the sport of boxing, and why he would have preferred to see junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire face Abner Mares instead of Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Ismael Salas on training Jorge Linares, Donaire vs. Rigondeaux, and why he feels Yuriorkis Gamboa is a clean fighter


By Chris Robinson

After catching up with Ismael Salas this past weekend in Las Vegas during Lucas Matthysse’s knockout victory over Mike Dallas Jr. inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, I made a point to swing through and check out the Cuban trainer in camp with his latest pupil, Jorge Linares.

Overseeing the two-division world champion inside of the Long Life Fit Gym on Wednesday afternoon, Salas seems enthused by the prospect of trying to resurrect Linares’ career.

Undoubtedly one of the game’s finer talents, Linares suffered a pair of bloody and debilitating TKO defeats to Antonio DeMarco and Sergio Thompson in October of 2011 and March of 2012 that left his career hanging with serious questions.

During our conversation after their training, Salas spoke on his first ten days working with Linares while also taking time to speak on two of his former charges, WBA junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and former featherweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Joel Diaz wants his brother Julio to face Amir Khan; plus thoughts on Yuriorkis Gamboa’s PED scandal and Tim Bradley’s return


By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, I caught up with Indio, Calif.-based trainer Joel Diaz.

Known best for his work with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, Diaz actually reached out to make mention of his younger brother Julio. Last month in Los Angeles, Julio defied the odds in going tooth and nail against undefeated Shawn Porter, eventually settling for split-draw verdict after ten brisk rounds.

Having held portions of the lightweight championship on two separate occasions in the past, the 33-year-old Julio had been written off by many but showed poise, vigor, and fortitude in pushing Porter to the limit.

Joel would love nothing more than to see his brother face off with British star Amir Khan, who is actively pursuing a suitable opponent for his April 20th return.