Yuriorkis Gamboa

by John Max 30 Jun,2021
Yuriorkis Gamboa
Personal Info
  • Famous Name Yuriorkis Gamboa
  • Country Cuba CU
Facts
  • Birth Name Yuriorkis Gamboa
  • Birth Place Guantánamo, Cuba
  • Famous Name Yuriorkis Gamboa
  • Net Worth $2 million
  • Nationality Cuban
  • Profession Boxer
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Dunia Francisco
  • Children Two

Yuriorkis Gamboa is a Cuban professional boxer who is a former unified featherweight world champion. Between 2009 and 2011, he held the WBA and IBF titles as well as the WBA interim championship in both the super featherweight and lightweight divisions. 

Guantanamo, Cuba native, Yuriorkis Gamboa was born on 23rd December 1981, under the star sign Capricorn. Son of Carlos Gamboa, he holds Cuban nationality. Further the thirty-nine years old stands 5 ft 5+1⁄2 in (166 cm).

How Much Is Yuriokis Gamboa's Net Worth in 2021?

As of 2021, Yuriorkis Gamboa has a net worth of $2 million. He saw his career's highest purse $1 million in a fight against Gervonta Davis on 28th December 2019 for WBA (Regular) lightweight title. It's not a secret, Gamboa makes at least six-digit figures per fight. However, his total career earning is yet to disclose. 

MMA has sponsorship and endorsement like any other sport. 

Besides, there is not much information about his real estate or investment but seen flaunting the world's expensive car on his Instagram. 

Is Yuriokis Still Married After Domestic Violence Case?

Back in 2011, Yuriokis Gamboa was arrested and jailed for domestic violence after his wife, Dunia Francisco, accused him of domestic violence.

Dunia said she tried to leave their Miami home because she felt the boxing was cheating on her and when she threatened to take their son with her, Gamboa grabbed the back of her neck and arm.

Gamboa cleared that he did try to stop her from taking his son with her but not abusively. Gamboa's lawyer further stated "There were not hits, or excessive violence. We are sure that this incident will not affect the career of a boxer like him..."

The The Gamboa Family SOURCE: Instagram @gamboa

 Since there is no personal scene of Gamboa in the media. Though the case eventually settled down after a while it seems, the boxer had not reconciled with his wife.

Career

On 27th April 2007, Gamboa made his professional boxing debut in Hamburg, Germany against Alexan Manvelyan. He won the fight via UD. He had his next fight in Turkey Atatürk Sports Hall, Ankara, Turkey against Araik Sachbazjan on 16th June 2007. 

On his 9th fight, after compiling (9-0) he saw his career's first title, NABF super featherweight title on 22nd February 2008, defeating Johnnie Edwards. On 17th May 2008, he won WBC International super featherweight title against Darling Jimenez. In the following, he won the vacant WBO–NABO featherweight title against Al Seeger. 

On 17th April 2009, Gamboa won WBA interim featherweight title against Jose Rojas at Star of the Desert Arena, Primm, Nevada, the U.S. He defended the title three more times against Whyber Garcia, Rogers Mtagwa, and Jonathan Victor Barros. 

On 11th September 2010, Gamboa saw him winning WBA (Unified) and vacant IBF featherweight titles after defeating Orlando Salido. He retained the title the following bout against Jorge Solis. 

On 8th December 2012, after defeating Philippines Michael Farenas, he won WBA interim super featherweight title. In the following fight, he won  WBA interim lightweight title against Darleys Perez in  Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

On 28th June 2014, he competed for WBO lightweight title but was defeated by Terence Crawford

On 28th December 2019, he challenged Gervonta Davis for WBA (Regular) lightweight title but lost the bout.

On 7th November 2020, Gamboa faced Devin Haney for WBC lightweight title but lost again. 

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