Doug Fischer

Head to head: Gamboa vs. Solis

YURIORKIS GAMBOA vs. JORGE SOLIS

When: Saturday, March 26

Where: Atlantic City, N.J.

TV: HBO, 9:45 p.m. ET / PT (delayed on West Coast)

Weight: Featherweight (126 pounds)

 

GAMBOA

The essentials

Age: 29

Height / Reach: 5-5½ (166cm) / 65 (165cm)

Stance: Orthodox

Hometown: Miami (from Cuba)

Nickname: El Ciclon de Guantánamo

Turned pro: 2007

Record: 29-0 (15 knockouts)

Trainer: Ismael Salas

Fight-by-fight: Click here

The Ring rating: No. 2 featherweight

Titles: WBA featherweight (2009-current); IBF featherweight (2010-current)

Biggest victories: Jose Rojas, April 17, 2009, TKO 10 (for interim title); Whyber Garcia, Oct. 10, 2009, TKO 4; Rogers Mtagwa, Jan. 23, 2010, TKO 2; Jonathan Victor Barros, March 27, 2010; Orlando Salido, Sept. 11, 2010 (unified titles).

Losses / draws: None.

 

SOLIS

The essentials

Age: 31

Height: 5-8½ (174cm)

Stance: Orthodox

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico

Nickname: Coloradito

Turned pro: 1998

Record: 40-2-2 (29 knockouts)

Trainer: Ulises Solis (brother)

Fight-by-fight: Click here

The Ring rating: None

Titles: No. 6 super featherweight

Biggest victories: Cristobal Cruz, Dec. 11, 2003, UD 10; Jorge Samudio, Sept. 15, 2008, TKO 4 (title eliminator); Monty Meza Clay, Jan. 31, 2009, TKO 5 (title eliminator); Likar Ramos, Feb. 6, 2010, KO 7 (interim title); Mario Santiago, May 8, 2010, UD 12; Francisco Cordero, Sept, 4, 2010, TKO 6.

Losses: Manny Pacquiao, April 14, 2007, KO 8; Cristobal Cruz, July 7, 2009, UD 12 (for title).

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