It would be a superb match-up between two of the finest boxers currently doing their thing in the lower weight classes, and Yuriorkis Gamboa wants it: a fight with the man promoter Bob Arum has gone as far as to say is the best he has ever seen – Vasyl Lomachenko. Gamboa, back training with Ismael Salas, ha snot fought since December of last year, but he is currently training and a fight will hopefully … Read Article
BB Promotions is pleased to announce its first signing: Yuriorkis Gamboa. Our company and the Cuban athlete have signed a contract for the coming years. The boxer is looking for a new World Championship and BB Promotions to break through the international boxing scene.
The arrival of such a star as Gamboa represents the beginning of a major sport project, being the first addition to our promotional company. … Read Article
The next chapter of multiple world champion Yuriorkis “The Cyclone of Guantanamo” Gamboa’s (23-1, 16 KOs) illustrious boxing career starts November 15 as the 2004 Olympic gold medalist takes on upset-minded Joel Montes de Oca (18-3, 10 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature at Plaza de Toros in Cancon, Mexico.… Read Article
On Saturday night Lightweight champion Terence Crawford delivered a breakout performance. The Omaha native showed speed, great technical ability and power, dropping Yuriorkis Gamboa four times en route to a ninth round stoppage win. The question now is, where does he go from here?
The answer is that he has to move up to Light Welterweight to get the big fights. Crawford’s victory has shone a light on the decline of the once great Lightweight … Read Article
Terence Crawford not only transitioned from orthodox to southpaw, he pulled off a much bigger metamorphosis going from eastern Nebraska to the top of the world. That came as no surprise to the ten thousand plus fans on hand at the Century Link Center, Omaha, Nebraska. They already knew something that the rest of the world was only beginning to see. That pearl of knowledge is Terence “Hunter/Bud” Crawford is one helleva fighter!
If you … Read Article
WBO lightweight king Terence Crawford looked superb last night in handing former amateur superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa his first pro defeat. Too big, tall and rangy he may have been for former featherweight Gamboa, but nothing should be taken from Crawford’s win. Looking for all the world like a Thomas Hearns clone, Crawford displayed power, accuracy, speed and, most of the time – barring the occasion in the 9th-round when he was hurt before turning things … Read Article
If you would have told me before the Terrance Crawford (24-0) and Yuriorkis Gamboa’s (23-1) Saturday night tilt (contested in Omaha…known the world over as the fight capital of Nebraska) that Crawford was going to win by a tenth round stoppage I would have said…okay, fine. Crawford is a talented, skilled boxer fighting in his hometown. He’s also significantly bigger than Gamboa, both in terms of height and natural weight class, and he’s looked far … Read Article
WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO’s) got off to a slow start in the first 4 rounds, but then came on to knock 32-year-old Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KO’s) down 4 times en route to stopping him in the 9th round tonight in a fight televised by HBO from the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Crawford was hurt in the 9th round after getting a little too overanxious trying to score a … Read Article
Saturday’s HBO’s Boxing After Dark telecast begins at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) with a live doubleheader from Omaha, Neb.
Local product Terence Crawford will defend his lightweight belt versus Yuriorkis Gamboa of Miami. The two fighters have identical (23-0, 16 KOs) ring records.
The opening bout features two more undefeated fighters as Matt Korobov (23-0, 13 KOs) meets Jose Uzcategui (22-0, 18 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight fight.
Official Weights from Omaha:
Terence Crawford: 134.8 lbs.… Read Article
Former IBF/WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) will be making one of his rare appearances this Saturday night in challenging WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) on HBO at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Like an aging celebrity entertainer, Gamboa’s appearances in the ring have become infrequent despite the fact that he’s not tasted the big money that many fighters of his talent level have. Gamboa hasn’t fought since … Read Article