Tonight at 11pm ET, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Jose Rojas will meet for "the vacant interim WBO ordinary featherweight title," which is just ridiculous. Rojas hasn't fought in a year, and hasn't faced a legitimate opponent since March 2007, when he lost to Chris John in his second fight with the WBA titleholder (John and Rojas had a technical draw after four rounds in 2004).
Gamboa has been on a rampage since going pro and is the heavy favorite tonight, as he should be. Rojas can hit, though. The better fight might be the co-feature, between unbeaten Turkish welterweight Selcuk Aydin and fringe contender Said Ouali.
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|YURIORKIS GAMBOA||JOSE ROJAS|
|Guantanamo, Cuba||Hometown||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Roger Gonzalez (TKO-10)
Marcos Ramirez (KO-2)
Darling Jimenez (UD-10)
|Notable Wins||Celestino Caballero (KO-3)
Genaro Garcia (UD-12)
|Notable Losses||Chris John (UD-12)
Yober Ortega (KO-4)
Antonio Cermeno (UD-12)
|SELCUK AYDIN||SAID OUALI|
|Trabzon, Turkey||Hometown||Tizquin, Morocco|
|Luis Hernandez (TKO-1)||Notable Wins||Allen Conyers (TKO-5)
Sven Paris (TKO-8)
Grover Wiley (UD-10)
|Notable Losses||Manning Galloway (UD-8)
Kermit Cintron (TKO-5)