News | Jun 14 2018

Yuriorkis Gamboa fight eyed for Ricky Burns

Yuriorkis Gamboa showdown considered for former three weight world champion Ricky Burns, John Dennen reports
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SCOTLAND’S Ricky Burns could travel to America to fight Yuriorkis Gamboa later this year.

Burns, a former three world champion, moved back to lightweight after a loss to Julio Indongo and suffered a second consecutive defeat to Anthony Crolla. However he is back in action this weekend in Newcastle and expected to collect a win over Ivan Njegac at the Metro Radio Arena. After that he will look to more high profile contests.

Cuba’s Gamboa, a dazzling fighter in his prime, suffered a shock defeat against Robinson Castellanos last year but came back with two victories, notably a good win over Jason Sosa last time out. Gamboa vs Burns could take place in New York in September on the first bill broadcast on DAZN, Boxing News understands.


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