Yuriorkis Gamboa Boxing News

Gamboa going back down to super featherweight

By Dan Ambrose: Following his 9th round knockout loss to the 152 pound WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) last Saturday night, former IBF/WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KO’s) plans on moving back down to super featherweight to try and get fights against Juan Manuel Lopez and Mikey Garcia if possible. […]

Terrence Crawford v Yuriorkis Gamboa review

By James Allen: In his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska on the twenty-eighth of June 2014, Terrence Crawford successfully beat back the challenge of Yuriorkis Gamboa to his WBO Light-Welterweight title. The two men met with identical undefeated records, though Gamboa’s campaign has mainly been waged at Super-Featherweight, and the disparity in size between the two […]

Gamboa wants his management to keep him active

By Gav Duthie: Yuriorkis Gamboa 23-1 (16) immediately took to twitter in the aftermath of his first professional defeat to Terrence Crawford 24-0 (17) to implore his management team to keep him active.  Gamboa said on his twitter, “All I want to do is box. That is it. I am a boxer. A Cuban boxer. […]

Gamboa’s stock goes up in loss to Crawford

By Dan Ambrose: The former IBF/WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KO’s) really raised his stock last Saturday night in his fight against junior middleweight sized WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO’s) in their fight at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. While Gamboa ended up losing the fight by a 9th […]

Crawford entered ring at 152 lbs for Gamboa fight

By Chester Rivers: Last night in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A, WBO lightweight champion Terrance Crawford defended his 135 lb championship against challenger Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KO’s). The only problem was Crawford entered the ring unofficially 152 lbs. During their pre-fight instructions, there was no doubt as to who was the larger man. Crawford dwarfed the […]

Crawford: I saw Gamboa as a featherweight, not a lightweight

By Dan Ambrose: One of the reasons why WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO’s) felt assured of victory going into last night’s fight against 5’5 ½” Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KOs) was because he saw him as someone who was little more than a pumped up featherweight who had moved up in weight […]

Crawford says his managers will decide if he’s to go up to 140 or stay at 135

By Chris Williams: WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) bagged the biggest win of his career in defeating former IBF/WBA featherweight title holder Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KOs) by a 9th round stoppage last night in front of a huge crowd of Crawford supporters at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. The […]

Crawford-Gamboa replay on Sunday at 8:45 am ET/PT on HBO

By Allan Fox: HBO will be showing a replay of the clash between WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO’s) and challenger Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 17 KO’s) this Sunday at 8:45 am ET/PT. Crawford gave an impressive performance in knocking out 2004 Olympic gold medalist Gamboa in a fight that could wind up being […]

Crawford gloats after win: “I told Gamboa ‘you shouldn’t have taken this fight’”

By Dan Ambrose: WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO’s) was in the mood to gloat about his win at the post-fight press conference on Saturday night after knocking challenger Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KO’s) in the 9th round at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford said after the fight at the post-fight […]

Gamboa’s career takes a big hit in losing to Crawford

By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF/WBA featherweight champion Yuriokis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KO’s) suffered a huge blow to his career in losing tonight to WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO’s) in his first defense of his WBO 135 pound title at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Gamboa came into the fight needing a […]

Merchant wants Crawford vs. Pacquiao at 140

By Chris Williams: A star was born tonight with WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO’s) beating the best fighter in the lightweight division in Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KO’s) by a 9th round knockout in front of a crowd of 10,843 fans at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Crawford showed that […]

Crawford beats Gamboa in 9th round TKO

By Jim Dower: In a tougher than expected win, WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO’s) survived being buzzed in the 9th round to come back and stop former IBF/WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KO’s) on Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Crawford knocked Gamboa down 4 times […]

Crawford vs. Gamboa: Don’t be surprised if Yuriorkis wins tonight

By Dan Ambrose: Most of the boxing world is picking the bigger, younger and more defensive WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) to successfully defend his title tonight against the shorter, older and more experience Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. But we might see an […]

Atlas picks Crawford to easily beat Gamboa tonight

By Dan Ambrose: In what could be a big jinx, ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas made his prediction of tonight’s clash between WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) and Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) by picking Crawford to easily beat the 32-year-old Gamboa in their fight on HBO at the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, […]

Weights: Crawford 134.8, Gamboa 134.4

By Dan Ambrose: WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) and challenger Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) weighed in on Friday for their fight tomorrow night on HBO from the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Crawford, 26, weighed in at 134.8 lbs. His opponent 32-year-old Gamboa came in at slightly less at 134.4 […]

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