Friday 8 June 2012

Gamboa and Top Rank starting to solve problems...

Gamboa, Arum & Rios posing for the fight that never happened.
It looks as though that the shaky relationship between Top Rank and former featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa is starting to run a little more smoothly.

Back in March, Top Rank filed a federal lawsuit against Gamboa. The reason for this was that Gamboa was scheduled to fight Brandon Rios on April 14th but failed to show up at the press conferences and then refused to go ahead with the fight. As a result of this, Rios was forced to defend his title against Cuban lightweight Richard Abril. Top Rank were annoyed and shocked at the actions of Gamboa and felt that they had to use him as an example and made him face full consequences.

At various points over the last few months, Gamboa was seen in the company of Floyd Mayweather Jr, 50 Cent and other members of the 'Money Team.' On the day of the first press conference that Gamboa missed, the Cuban was seen training at Mayweather's gym.

But now it seems that Gamboa and Top Rank are starting to patch things up. According to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, Gamboa will be ringside at the MGM Grand Arena on June 9th to watch Manny Pacquiao take on Timothy Bradley for the WBO welterweight title.

Arum also explained that Gamboa made the right decision to return to Top Rank.

"I think he realises that those people are full of sh*t... Mayweather, 50 Cent and all those people. They are going to have to pay damages," threatened Arum.

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