Many of you were hoping that we’d get a Fight of the Year type fight on April 14, when Brandon Rios, the young gun brawler, and Yuriorkis Gamboa, the slick ‘n quick Cuban, got it on in Las Vegas.
Well, it looks like you might have to place your hope elsewhere, because the 26-0 Gamboa was a no show for a press conference in Miami today to hype the Top Rank show, and all involved are worried that Gamboa is not going to show up at the presser in LA tomorrow.
“Gamboa was a NO SHOW at Press Conference in Miami. I hope he shows up to L.A. tomorrow,” Rios Tweeted.
A source tells us Gamboa is beefing with his promoter Ahmet Oner, that maybe just maybe new pals are whispering in his ear that he can make more money fighting easier foes than the 29-0 Rios, and that possibly the only ones that will be happy with a potential outcome here are lawyers. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…we hear that Rios is going to fight on April 14 regardless, and we know the kid has a fighting heart, so even if Gamboa jets, the fight could still be a FOY candidate.
Hey, if you see Gamboa, do me a favor and tell him that he signed a deal, he should go through with the deal, that he should act like a pro, and get back on track. Thanks.