"It feels great to be here and to have the chance to fight at the most presitigious venue in the world of boxing", said Yuriorkis Gamboa when he arrived in New York City on Monday. "El Ciclon" will defend his WBA featherweight championship belt for the first this Saturday (October 10th) at the world famous Madison Square Garden. The fight will be presented as co-main event on "Island Warriors - Latin Fury 12" co-promoted by ARENA Box-Promotion, Top Rank and PR Best Boxing.
"When I walked into the MSG for the first time it felt great", added Gamboa. "Every inch of this arena breathes history. I am very proud that I have the chance to become part of that history and fight where so many great champions have fought true ring battles.
Along with Gamboa's first title defence "Island Warriors" features unbeaten WBO super bantamweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez from Puerto Rico putting his title at stake against Rogers Mtagwa from Tanzania. Also on the card is Gamboa's fellow Cuban Olympic gold medallist Odlanier Solis who wil be facing Monte Barrett.