Q&A: 'You will see the same Gamboa'

Yuriorkis Gamboa promises a return of the explosive fighter of old on Saturday

Originally Published: June 26, 2014
By Brian Campbell | ESPN.com

It has some time since Yuriorkis Gamboa was widely considered among the most exciting and best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

Yet nearly three years and two divisions later, Gamboa (23-0, 16 KOs), the former featherweight world titlist, has yet to taste defeat.

Despite battling inactivity and promotional issues since 2011 -- including twice sitting out for periods of more than one full year -- Gamboa, 32, once again finds himself in a major fight.

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