Cuban Olympic gold medalist, Yuriorkis Gamboa (20-0, 16 KOs) and former jr. featherweight titlist, Daniel Ponce de Leon will square off in Atlantic City, September 10 in a scheduled twelve-rounder.
Gamboa, who holds the distinction of losing both WBA and IBF featherweight titles without losing a bout, has become one of the sport’s most talked-about talentsm scoring some impressive victories in recent months. Over the last eighteen months, Gamboa has beaten Rogers Mtagwa (TKO 2), Jonathan Victor Barros (UD 12), Orlando Salido (UD 12), and Jorge Solis (TKO 4). Both world titles were lost via sanctioning body board room decision.
Ponce de Leon has been a strong presence in the jr. featherweight and featherweight divisions for the last seven years with victories over the likes of Gerry Penalosa, Cornelius Lock, Antonio Escalante, and Rey Bautista. Ponce de Leon’s three losses have come to Celestine Caballero (at jr. featherweight), Juan Manuel Lopez (at jr. featherweight), and Adrien Broner (at super featherweight).
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