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Gamboa returns on November 15 in Cancun

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Former world champ Yuriorkis Gamboa, who’s coming off of an upset loss to Terence Crawford, will be back in the ring on November 15, on a card in Cancun, Mexico.

Gamboa (23-1, 16 KOs) will take on Joel Montes de Oca (18-3, 10 KOs) in a 10-round bout.

The card will be headlined by Cristian Mijares’ 10-round featherweight clash with Lester Medrano.

Gamboa’s loss to Crawford was the first of his career but Gamboa says he plans on ending 2014 on a positive note.

“I want my fans know that I feel great,” the 32-year-old Gamboa said from his home in Miami. “I’ve been training very hard for this fight, which I’m taking very serious because I know the importance of ending the year on a positive note. I’m very happy with my new team. I’m now fully focused on becoming ‘King’ of the lightweight division, as well as hopefully being much more active in 2015 with my goal to fight three or four times next year. I am honored to fight in Mexico and I plan to fight there again in 2015.”

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