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'''Trainer:''' [[Ismael Salas]]<br>
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'''Manager:''' [[Ahmet Oener]]<br>
 
'''Manager:''' [[Ahmet Oener]]<br>
'''Promoters:''' [[ARENA Box-Promotion]], [[Top Rank]]<br>
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== Amateur Career ==
'''Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano''' is a [[2004 Cuban Olympians|Cuban]] boxer who defected from the Cuban national team in December 2006, while in Venezuela; along with [[Yan Barthelemy]] and [[Odlanier Solis]]. After escaping to Colombia, and arriving in Miami, all three boxers signed professional promotional contracts with German-based [[ARENA Box-Promotion]].
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He was the subject of the "New Face" article in the [[Ring Magazine: May 2008|May 2008]] issue of ''The Ring'' magazine. He currently owns a 19-0 (15) record and has been ruled down five times in his career (three flash knockdowns against [[Roger Gonzalez]], [[Darling Jimenez]] and [[Adailton De Jesus]], one knockdown courtesy of an elbow by [[Marcos Ramirez]] and a slip that was ruled as a knockdown against [[Orlando Salido]]).
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== Amateur Highlights ==
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*Had 250 amateur bouts.
 
*Had 250 amateur bouts.
  
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'''2003''' Represented Cuba at the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand as a flyweight:
 
'''2003''' Represented Cuba at the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand as a flyweight:
 
*Defeated [[Bogdan Dobrescu]] (Romania) RSC-OS 3
 
*Defeated [[Bogdan Dobrescu]] (Romania) RSC-OS 3
*Defeated [[Lee Sung]] (South Korea) 40-20
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*Defeated [[Lee Sung-Won]] (South Korea) 40-20
 
*Lost to [[Somjit Jongjohor]] (Thailand) 22-23
 
*Lost to [[Somjit Jongjohor]] (Thailand) 22-23
  
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*Defeated [[Viorel Simion]] (Romania) RSC-OS 3
 
*Defeated [[Viorel Simion]] (Romania) RSC-OS 3
 
*Defeated [[Galib Jafarov]] (Kazakhstan) 48-30
 
*Defeated [[Galib Jafarov]] (Kazakhstan) 48-30
*Lost to [[Alexey Tischenko]] (Russia) 27-45
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*Lost to [[Alexey Tishchenko]] (Russia) 27-45
  
 
'''2005''' Won the Bronze Medal at the World Championships in Mianyang, China as a featherweight
 
'''2005''' Won the Bronze Medal at the World Championships in Mianyang, China as a featherweight
*Defeated [[Homayoung]] (Afghanistan) RSC-OS 1
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*Defeated [[Homayoun]] (Afghanistan) RSC-OS 1
 
*Defeated [[Chung Chun-An]] (Chinese Taipei/Taiwan) RSC-OS 3
 
*Defeated [[Chung Chun-An]] (Chinese Taipei/Taiwan) RSC-OS 3
 
*Defeated [[Kim Song-Guk]] (North Korea) RSC-OS 3
 
*Defeated [[Kim Song-Guk]] (North Korea) RSC-OS 3
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'''2006''' Won the Gold Medal at the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan as a featherweight
 
'''2006''' Won the Gold Medal at the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan as a featherweight
*Defeated [[Maksat Ospanov]] (Kazakhstan) 37-13*Defeated [[Luis Del Valle]] (United States) RSC-OS 1
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*Defeated [[Maksat Ospanov]] (Kazakhstan) 37-13
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*Defeated [[Luis Del Valle]] (United States) RSC-OS 1
 
*Defeated [[Shahlar Nagiyev]] (Azerbaijan) RSC-OS 2
 
*Defeated [[Shahlar Nagiyev]] (Azerbaijan) RSC-OS 2
*Defeated [[Albert Selimov]] (Russia) Retirement 2
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*Defeated [[Albert Selimov]] (Russia) Retirement 3
  
 
== Cuban National Amateur Championships ==
 
== Cuban National Amateur Championships ==
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*1999 Light flyweight participant, losing to [[Kadel Luis Martinez]] 7-3 in first round
 
*2000 Light flyweight champion, defeating [[Yan Barthelemy]] 19-9 in final
 
*2000 Light flyweight champion, defeating [[Yan Barthelemy]] 19-9 in final
*2001 silver medalist at Light flyweight, losing in final to [[Yan Barthelemy]] 7-2 in final
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*2001 silver medalist at Light flyweight, losing in final to [[Yan Barthelemy]] 7-2
*2002 silver medalist at Light flyweight, losing in final to [[Yan Barthelemy]] 13-5 in final
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*2002 silver medalist at Light flyweight, losing in final to [[Yan Barthelemy]] 13-5
 
*2003 flyweight champion, defeating [[Yosvani Acosta]] 18-5 in final
 
*2003 flyweight champion, defeating [[Yosvani Acosta]] 18-5 in final
 
*2004 flyweight champion, defeating [[Kadel Luis Martinez]] 24-20 in final
 
*2004 flyweight champion, defeating [[Kadel Luis Martinez]] 24-20 in final
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*Oct 10 2009 - Defeated [[Whyber Garcia]] to defend the [[WBA]] Featherweight title for the first time.
 
*Oct 10 2009 - Defeated [[Whyber Garcia]] to defend the [[WBA]] Featherweight title for the first time.
 
*Sep 11 2010 - Beat [[Orlando Salido]] by UD to unify the WBA and [[IBF]] Featherweight titles. Becomes the first Cuban IBF world champion since the organizations inception in 1983.
 
*Sep 11 2010 - Beat [[Orlando Salido]] by UD to unify the WBA and [[IBF]] Featherweight titles. Becomes the first Cuban IBF world champion since the organizations inception in 1983.
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== Factoids ==
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*Gamboa defected from the Cuban national team in December 2006, while in Venezuela along with [[Yan Barthelemy]] and [[Odlanier Solis]]. After escaping to Colombia, and arriving in Miami, all three boxers signed professional promotional contracts with German-based [[ARENA Box-Promotion]].
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*He was the subject of the "New Face" article in the [[Ring Magazine: May 2008|May 2008]] issue of [[The Ring Magazine]].
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*Son of [[Carlos Gamboa]].
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Revision as of 15:38, 3 July 2013

Yuriorkis Gamboa.jpg

Name: Yuriorkis Gamboa
Alias: El Ciclon de Guantánamo
Birth Name: Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano
Born: 1981-12-23 (Age:33)
Birthplace: Guantanamo, Cuba
Hometown: Miami, Florida, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 5½″   /   166cm
Reach: 65″   /   165cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Ismael Salas, Orlando Cuellar, Emanuel Steward
Manager: Ahmet Oener
Promoters: ARENA Box-Promotion, Top Rank, SMS Promotions

Amateur Career

  • Had 250 amateur bouts.

2001 Silver Medalist at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia as a light flyweight:

2003 Represented Cuba at the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand as a flyweight:

2003 Won the Gold Medal at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic at Flyweight:

2004 Won the Gold Medal at the 2004 Olympics at Flyweight:

2005 Silver Medalist at the World Cup in Moscow, Russia as a featherweight

2005 Won the Bronze Medal at the World Championships in Mianyang, China as a featherweight

2006 Bronze Medalist at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Cartagena, Colombia as a featherweight

2006 Won the Gold Medal at the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan as a featherweight

Cuban National Amateur Championships

  • 1999 Light flyweight participant, losing to Kadel Luis Martinez 7-3 in first round
  • 2000 Light flyweight champion, defeating Yan Barthelemy 19-9 in final
  • 2001 silver medalist at Light flyweight, losing in final to Yan Barthelemy 7-2
  • 2002 silver medalist at Light flyweight, losing in final to Yan Barthelemy 13-5
  • 2003 flyweight champion, defeating Yosvani Acosta 18-5 in final
  • 2004 flyweight champion, defeating Kadel Luis Martinez 24-20 in final
  • 2005 withdrew in opening round match of flyweight competition
  • 2006 featherweight champion, defeating Luis Franco 27-10 in final

Professional Career

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  • April 27 2007 - Defeated Alexan Manvelyan 6-1 (4 KOs) by unanimous decision in his professional debut.
  • Oct. 30 2007 - Made his U.S. debut by defeating Adailton De Jesus 19-2 (17 KOs) via a 6th Round TKO.
  • Feb. 22 2008 - Scored a 1st Round KO victory over Johnnie Edwards 13-1-1 (7 KOs) on ESPN Friday Night Fights to claim the vacant NABF Super Featherweight Title.
  • May 17 2008 - Claimed the vacant WBC International Super Featherweight Title via a unanimous decision victory over Darling Jimenez 23-2-2 (14 KOs).
  • July 18 2008 - Won his 10th consecutive bout by knocking out Al Seeger 27-3 (21 KOs) in the 1st Round to win the vacant WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
  • Oct 4 2008 - Scored a 2nd Round knockout victory over then undefeated Marcos Ramirez 25-0 (16 KOs) on HBO Boxing After Dark.
  • Oct 10 2009 - Defeated Whyber Garcia to defend the WBA Featherweight title for the first time.
  • Sep 11 2010 - Beat Orlando Salido by UD to unify the WBA and IBF Featherweight titles. Becomes the first Cuban IBF world champion since the organizations inception in 1983.

Factoids



Preceded by:
Chris John
Upgraded to Super Champion
WBA Featherweight Champion
2009 Jun 27 – 2010 Sep 11
Regular Champion
Upgraded to Unified Champion
2010 Sep 11 – 2011 Jun 11
Unified Champion
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Jonathan Victor Barros
Regular Champion
Preceded by:
Orlando Salido
Stripped
IBF Featherweight Champion
2010 Sep 11 – 2011 Mar 26
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Billy Dib