Report: Yuriorkis Gamboa Signs Multi-Fight Deal With PBC

Former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa is coming to Premier Boxing Champions.

According to Mike Coppinger of Ring Magazine, Gamboa signed a multi-fight deal with PBC with the idea of lining him up with a major fight in the second fight of the new deal.

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PBC hopes to have Gamboa fight this coming spring although no date or opponent was mentioned in the report. The second fight in the deal could potentially be one against either current WBA "Super" featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz or WBA "Super" super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis.

The 37-year-old Gamboa's activity inside the ring has been largely inconsistent for the last few years. Gamboa only fought once in 2018 which was a decision victory over Miguel Delgado Jr. in November in Miami. The fight took place on pay-per-view with the card serving as a lead-in to a future fight against Juan Manuel Lopez, who fought in the co-main event.

Gamboa became a pro in 2007 after a highly-decorated amateur career that included winning an Olympic gold medal as a flyweight in the 2004 Olympics. Gamboa became the WBA featherweight champion in 2009 and defeated Orlando Salido in 2010 to unify the WBA and IBF 126-pound titles. Gamboa would go on to become an interim WBA champion at both super featherweight and lightweight but would suffer his first pro loss in 2014 when he lost to Terence Crawford for the WBO lightweight title. 

Since the loss to Crawford in 2014, Gamboa would fight seven more times, sporting a 6-1 record, but has yet to fight for a title.

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