Tim Bradley back in ring after Pacquiao stunner
While Bradley isn't taking Provodnikov lightly, the champion only gave the shot to Provodnikov after Cuba's Yuriorkis Gamboa turned it down in January. Bradley is confident he'll take care of Provodnikov and move on to bigger challenges
Bradley beats Provodnikov by decision in thriller
decision, but praised both fighters' gutsy performances. Provodnikov eagerly accepted this title shot after Cuba's Yuriorkis Gamboa turned it down. The aggressive Russian has been a sparring partner for Pacquiao at Roach's Wild Card Gym, but
Orlando Salido-Juan Manuel Lopez preview
seriously. Unfortunately for Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs) though, the featherweight division isn't what it used to be. Yuriorkis Gamboa has gone up in weight, Indonesia's Chris John has decided to stay at home and fight second-tier challengers
Odlanier Solis returns Saturday
medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In 2006 Solis defected from his native Cuba with two other boxers, including Yuriorkis Gamboa , to have the opportunity to fight as a pro. Solis started out winning his first 17 despite often weighing over
Russell taking step toward greatness
possible down the road for the undefeated young master (providing he keeps his current winning pace), including a possible showdown with former champion Juan Manuel Lopez, the rugged Orlando Salido or even the Cuban dynamo Yuriorkis Gamboa .
Fighting glory or indentured servitude?
and hold firm on the old-school business structure. Never did this division become more apparent than with the Yuriorkis Gamboa -Brandon Rios debacle from a few weeks back. Gamboa, the featherweight kingpin, had been marketed as an April
Marquez, Rios on collision course?
until late 2012 for the opportunity. Meanwhile, Rios was slated for a much anticipated showdown with speedy Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa , but the bout fell through due to contractual issues. Rios is coming off a 10th-round knockout of John Murray
Rios, Gamboa set to meet April 14
reality as No. 2-ranked lightweight Brandon Rios (29-0-1, 22 KOs) will take on No. 1-ranked featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KOs) in a lightweight showdown on April 14 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Rios-Gamboa, reported
Ponce de Leon faces Estrella Saturday
Baja California, Mexico. The heavy-handed Ponce de Leon, who dropped an eight round technical decision to Yuriorkis Gamboa last September, has been a fixture on the junior featherweight/featherweight world scene since 2004 and has been
Daniel Ponce De Leon vs.Eduardo Lazcano
side of a decision many felt he had done enough to win, De Leon got a shot at former featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa last September. De Leon was outboxed and outclassed by the Cuban sensation and lost a technical decision after an