Yuriorkis Gamboa has been working hard on trying to get inside the head of 130 pound champion Mikey Garcia. Gamboa has uploaded several photos parodying movies with Garcia’s head and a title suggesting that Garcia is running/ducking Gamboa.
Garcia has expressed interest in facing Gamboa and vice versa but how much negotiating has been going on for the fight to actually happen?
If the shots Gamboa and even his promoter 50 Cent takes at Garcia is his way of trying to anger/negotiate with Garcia then it is very poor and seems like an act of desperation. Gamboa has not had a credible fight since he fought Daniel Ponce De Leon and has not been a sought out opponent from many fighters out there except up and coming fighters.
Gamboa is a very talented fighter but he has not impressed many people in the past couple years. Should he want to land the Garcia fight he should try to pick up a credible win in-between now and a fight with Garcia.
You may find yourself wondering who is a credible opponents at 130 or 135 pounds and truth be told there are many of them. Juan Carlos Burgos whom Garcia is fighting next week is a credible opponent at 130 pounds. If you go to the lightweight division there are more options. Adrien Broner, Ray Beltran, Miguel Vasquez and Terrance Crawford are opponents that a victory over any of these names would re-establish Gamboa’s name/legitimacy and would make it easier financially for the fight to be made.