Yuriorkis Gamboa To Fight Darley Perez on HBO
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Monday, 13 May 2013 13:43|
May 13, 2013 - Undefeated lightweight contender Darley Perez (28-0, 19 KOs) has signed on to fight explosive Cuban superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa (22-0, 16 KOs) in the co-feature of an HBO telecast taking place on June 8th, live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The main event that evening will be a light heavyweight title tilt between Chad Dawson and Adonis Stevenson. Perez vs. Gamboa is a strong addition to an already stellar night of boxing.
Darley Perez is promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions, while Yuriorkis Gamboa is promoted by 50 Cents' SMS Promotions.
Gamboa, with his aggressive style, has emerged as one of the best fighters to defect from Cuba. He'll look to continue his winning ways on fight night.
"I keep looking to prove my worth and will now do so in trying to win a 4th world title in a third weight class, the lightweight division," Gamboa said. "I like challenging myself. June 8th I plan on showing my best yet again."
Gary Shaw, Perez's co-promoter, knows how ready his fighter is for this opportunity and is also aware of the fact that a win for Perez would be considered a significant upset. However, he thinks that if people were educated enough on Perez's ability then they wouldn't see it as that shocking an outcome.
"The fight on June 8th between Yuriorkis Gamboa and Darley Perez is going to be very exciting." said Curtis Jackson (AKA 50 Cent). "Gamboa has been training really hard and his fighting style is aggressive while Perez showcases a calmer demeanor in the ring which will make for a very competitive showing.