Yuriorkis Gamboa rose from a ninth-round knockdown after twice dropping Michael Farenas on the way to Saturday night’s unanimous decision for the WBA’s interim junior lightweight belt.
Rapper 50 Cent was granted a promoter’s license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apparently no longer considered a partner in the company.
The Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV undercard could feature undefeated featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa. An IBF lightweight title bout between beltholder Miguel Vazquez and Mercito Gesta is reportedly “done” for the PPV show.
Super middleweight Edwin Rodriguez will face Jason Escalera on Sept. 29 — six years to the day from when his twin children barely survived their premature birth.