By Elisinio Castillo
Former multi-division world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa is looking to rejuvenate his career with a new promotional deal with Premier Boxing Champions.
Boxing manager and adviser Luis DeCubas Jr., who works very closely with PBC and company founder Al Haymon, believes the Olympic gold medal winner from Cuba is still very much a force in the lower weight division.
Gamboa (29-2, 17 KOs) is being positioned to make his PBC debut in the summer.
Gamboa was in action last November, when he defeated Miguel Beltran Jr. in Miami, Florida.
Premier Boxing Champions has a very deep pool of talent from featherweight to lightweight – with numerous options for Gamboa.
One of those options could be a potential future fight with WBA super featherweight world champion Gervonta Davis (21-0, 20 KOs). There is also WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, WBC 126-pound champion Gary Russell Jr., Abner Mares, Tug Nyambayar, Claudio Marrero, Carl Frampton, Javier Fortuna, Robert Easter and more.
After a fight or two, DeCubas could easily see Gamboa elevate himself to get a major opportunity for a world title.
“I believe in Gamboa, in his talent, in his possibilities,” explained DeCubas to George Ebro. “His big problem has been inactivity, but we’re going to help him stay in action, to recover an important position.
“Gamboa has a reputation, a track record. Now I’m not going to say that he will fight against this one or that one, but a fighter of his lineage will not lack opponents who want to get into a ring to measure themselves against one of the greats. Davis? It’s possible.
“Gamboa just needs to get hot and he can beat anyone. I expect great things from him. He feels rejuvenated. I do not see any reason why he can not fight for a world title.”