Undefeated Gamboa to fight Ponde de Leon in AC
Friday, September 9, 2011
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Undefeated Cuban defector Yuriorkis Gamboa is returning to the ring to fight Daniel Ponce de Leon of Mexico in a 12-round featherweight bout on Saturday in Boardwalk Hall.
The fight will be Gamboa's first since he was stripped of his title in the 126-pound category by the IBF because he failed to make the day-of-the-fight weigh-in prior to a title bout against Jorge Solis of Mexico in late March.
Gamboa refused to show up for the weigh-in because he didn't want to pay the exorbitant fees to the IBF.
The WBA later stripped him of their title for not following its rules.