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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Brandon Rios: Why Gamboa’s “no-show” is valid?

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Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 knockouts) didn’t show up during the press conference in Miami, Florida to officially announce his April 14thbout against Brandon Rios. Gamboa’s no-show causes a lot of speculations and rumors pop-up as to why he didn’t show-up. 

One of them is that he might sign-up for Floyd Mayweather Jr’s promotion outfit – because he was later spotted at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

However, Gamboa cleared the issue through Ring interview, translated by his wife, Maria Cabrera.

"Whenever everything is clear with my contract, that's when the fight will happen, but right now I'm not under the terms that I want the fight to happen," Gamboa added. "I don't have a problem with HBO, and I hope that HBO doesn't have a problem with me either because everything that's happening with me, I didn't choose to be in the position I'm in right now.”

With the above being said, it seems that Gamboa was put into a situation that forces him to a point-of no-return. The press conference was set up without a clear contract. Suppose Gamboa showed up in the press conference and then later on offered a contract that he feel unfair for him. Then, what will happen next? 

It is better that Gamboa decided not to show up at this stage than backing up near the date of the fight regarding contract issue.

At this point we can understand, but not when he choose not to fight when everything is set and done that could really upset the fans – especially those who already bought for a ticket or subscribed pay per views.

"But this is the time to do this, because if I don't stand up for myself, nobody else is going to do it. I never thought that things would wind up this way, but there was never a contract and there was never a signature from Gamboa agreeing to fight with Brandon Rios on April 14."

I agree of what he mentioned above – If this is not the time, when?

Some might ask why Gamboa didn't speak out long before the press conference was set up. If I am to answer this question in behalf of Gamboa. My answer is why not now? because it creates real stir to the boxing world and it help promoting the fight.

If this fight will finally happen – expect more money it generates than the usual way.

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