According to reports from ESPN Deportes, Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa is currently eying two informal offers to face either Vasyl Lomachenko (who has two gold medals of his own) or Nicholas Walters. Gamboa has been out of the ring since last November when he won a bounce-back fight against Joel Montes de Oca -- but only after getting stopped by Terence Crawford in his lightweight debut over a year ago. To put it simply, Gamboa has only fought three times in the last two years, which isn't great news for a 33 year old fighter.
So, it would seem that Gamboa looking at these two potential fights would indicate that he is strongly considering moving back to the featherweight division (though it's unclear whether or not Walters can make 126lbs any longer). This could prove to be a good move for Gamboa, if his body can still make the weight, after chasing a bridge too far when he made the leap to lightweight.
But for me, a Walters fight reminds me too much of the Crawford match-up for my liking. No, Walters and Crawford don't have the same style, but they would have very similar size advantages over Yuri. I'd much rather see a masterclass chess match between Yuri and Loma.
But before Gamboa can do anything, he has to wait and see what happens with his promotional company SMS Promotions, which recently filed for bankruptcy. In the meantime, Gamboa has been keeping himself in shape, training out of Las Vegas, and waiting on his next move. There should be news on his upcoming plans in the next month or so.
Tell me fans, how great would a Gamboa-Lomachenko fight be?