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Yuriorkis Gamboa back in action!

2009 Prospect of the Year Yuriorkis “El Ciclon” Gamboa (13-0, 11 KOs) will be in action against Walter Estrada (35-8, 24 KOs) in an eight-round, featherweight fight on Friday at the University Center Arena in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Gamboa is enjoying a fast start to his professional career, extending his undefeated record to 13 wins with a TKO over Roger “Speedy” Gonzalez on January 1st. During his amateur career, Gamboa won a 2004 Olympic gold medal for the Cuban national team. He defected in 2006 and now resides in Miami. Also seeing action will be undefeated lightweight Breidis Prescott (20-0, 18 KOs) recently stunned highly touted Amir Kahn with a 54-second knockout in Manchester, England. He will face Humberto “Bam Baby” Toledo (34-5-2, 20 KOs)–who’s also coming off of two straight wins–in 10-round, lightweight match. Also, in a four-round, junior middleweight bout, two-time World Amateur Champion Erislandy Lara (3-0, 2 KOs) will face Keith Gross (3-0, 1 KO). A fight between junior middleweights Richard Gutierrez (24-2-1, 14 KOs) and Jesus Gonzalez (24-1, 13 KOs) fell through because Gonzalez couldn’t make the weight. Tickets are $85, $50, $25, and $15. Call 954-262-5551. To purchase by phone call Ticketmaster at 800-745-300. To purchase online visit

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