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Yuriokis Gamboa to face Hylon Williams Jr. on HBO Latino, Dec. 19

Yuriokis Gamboa will be back in action against Hylon Williams Jr. on a Dec. 19 HBO Latino card, according to ESPN's Dan Rafael.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Yuriorkis Gamboa (24-1, 17 KOs) will be making his ring return on Dec. 19th against Hylon Williams Jr. (16-1-1, 3 KOs) on Dec. 19 (HBO Latino), says Dan Rafael.

Now Hylon Williams is an interesting case on someone I've been on the lookout for over the last few years. I've seen him fight a few times, and think he's highly skilled, but at age 25, he's been hard pressed to find an optimal weight class to compete in -- particularly considering his lack of power.

This power deficiency also makes him a pretty good fight for Gamboa since he won't have to worry much about getting sparked. In fact, he could well spark Williams, but I think it'll be a good scrap, and I'm happy to see Wililams get another shot on a bigger stage.

Gamboa is most recently coming off a 6th round stoppage over Joel Montes de Oca last November, a few  Jr.months after getting beat up pretty good by Terence Crawford.

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