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Yuriorkis Gamboa recovering well, plans September return after Achilles surgery

Gamboa underwent surgery for a torn Achilles in January

Gervonta Davis v Ricardo Nunez Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Despite recently turning 38, completely tearing his Achilles, and currently facing a sport ground to a halt by the coronavirus, Yuriorkis Gamboa has his sights set on a 2020 return. El Nuevo Herald reports that “El Ciclon de Guantanamo” already has his cast off and intends to start “low-intensity training” in April. If all goes well, he aims to hit the ring in September before taking a “much larger-scope” fight in either late 2020 or early next year.

Gamboa (30-3, 18 KO) nearly took Gervonta Davis the distance last December despite rupturing his Achilles in the second round, ultimately succumbing to “Tank’s” power just over a minute into the 12th. A subsequent MRI confirmed the rupture, but Gamboa’s initial plan to forego surgery in favor of intense physical therapy fell apart once the severity of the tear became apparent.

Despite it being years since his last notable victory, Gamboa remains in the WBA top 10 at 130 pounds. Anyone you’d like to see him take a crack at during what has to be a farewell tour at this point?

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