By the time Terence Crawford enters the CenturyLink Center in his native Omaha, Neb., to defend his WBO lightweight title against Yuriorkis Gamboa on Saturday, the 26-year-old switch-hitting boxer will have had plenty of time to appreciate the significance of the moment.
Fledgling promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson spoke to RingTV.com about his star fighter Yuriorkis Gamboa’s challenge to lightweight beltholder Terence Crawford, SMS Promotions, his business falling out with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and concerns for his friend, the current state of boxing and his projects away from the sport.
Undefeated but recently inactive Yuriorkis Gamboa wants to make up for lost ring time when he challenges undefeated lightweight standout Terence Crawford in the WBO titleholder’s hometown of Omaha, Neb., on Saturday. The talented Cuban standout spoke to RingTV.com about the HBO-televised showdown.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook details former WBO lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns’ plans should he get past Dejan Zlaticanin on June 27.
Yuriorkis Gamboa plans on taking the upper hand early when he faces WBO lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford on June 28.
WBO junior lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia spoke to the ringside media after dominating Juan Carlos Burgos to a unanimous decision victory in New York City. Garcia says a showdown with Cuban standout Yuriorkis Gamboa could be next.
Mikey Garcia had hoped for dynamite, but had to settle for dominance as he pounded out a lopsided decision over Juan Carlos Burgos to retain the WBO junior lightweight title on Saturday in New York City. Cuban standout Yuriorkis Gamboa could be next.
Unbeaten junior lightweight contender Will Tomlinson on his five-bout deal with Golden Boy Promotions: “I came here to test myself and see how good I really am.”
RING featherweight champ Mikey Garcia answered his fans’ questions about moving up to the 130-pound division to face WBO titleholder Rocky Martinez and future showdowns with Cuban stars Guillermo Rigondeaux and Yuriorkis Gamboa. Garcia, however, is focused on Martinez, who he expects to give him a hard fight.
Ruslan Provodnikov’s mother traveled from Russia for what is both her first trip to the U.S. and the first time she will be ringside to watch her son as he battles Mike Alvarado on Saturday.