Featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KO’s) has been out of action for over a year now, preventing him from displaying another exciting performance, the kind of which he has consistently produced over the past years. The highly skilled former Cuban amateur looks to make a return on the Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV event, after having been scheduled to appear on the debut card of the already defunct TMT Promotions, the 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather promotional venture which never was.
Gamboa had been linked with a fight against Juan Carlos Salgado at Super Featherweight, despite Salgado’s less than convincing performance against Jonathan Victor Barros. This comes after he had pulled out of a fight against Brandon Rios, and got into a promotional entanglement with Top Rank.
Credit: Bret Newton
Unfortunately, with so much time on the shelf, one wonders if and when he will be tested and forced to showcase his full potential. After all of the out of the ring drama and rumors, wha...