News | Aug 15 2017

Yuriorkis Gamboa earns close win in Mexico

Yuriorkis Gamboa struggles to beat Alexis Reyes
Yuriorkis Gamboa
Yuriorkis Gamboa  |  Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

FORMER unified featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa returned to winning ways at the weekend when he edged past Alexis Reyes in Cancun, Mexico.

The 35-year-old Cuban, who was once considered one of the most exciting fighters in the world, has fallen from grace in recent years after spells of inactivity and a brace of stoppage losses.

The most recent of those came in May when he was stunned by Robinson Castellanos in seven rounds. He bounced back from that reverse against Reyes, who drops to 15-3-1 (7) after being outpointed over 10 rounds by Gamboa.

 

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