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Yuriorkis Gamboa's Domestic Violence Charges Dropped

Yuriorkis Gamboa won't be facing domestic violence charges, and will be back in the ring in September. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Yuriorkis Gamboa won't be facing domestic violence charges, and will be back in the ring in September. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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Featherweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa won't face charges from his domestic violence incident in May, as the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office had "no evidence" and announced a no-action in the case.

In cheerier news, Gamboa is set to return to the ring on HBO on September 10. Gamboa is coming off of a dominant fourth round TKO win over Jorge Solis on March 26, a win that resulted in Solis -- who has fought both -- saying that Gamboa hits harder than Manny Pacquiao. The 29-year-old Cuban has no opponent set for his return, and there doesn't appear to be any immediate fight that makes sense unless Top Rank decides to risk Mikey Garcia's undefeated record. Rafael Marquez was a prior rumor, but he seems set on moving back down to 122 to face Toshiaki Nishioka.

So who could Gamboa face? Could Chris John come back into the picture? Gamboa was recently stripped of the WBA "super" featherweight title by the "sanctioning" body, but of course the WBA's featherweight picture is about as corrupt and stupid as it gets, as John is also a "super champion," while Jonathan Victor Barros holds a "regular" title. So since Gamboa was stripped of the IBF title by refusing to re-weigh the morning of the Solis fight, Gamboa has no trinkets. Who cares and all, but I'm guessing Gamboa cares, since fighters do care about the belts.

Who would you like to see Gamboa face on September 10?

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