MANILA, Philippines – Former world featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa of Cuba has shot down a potential fight against undefeated American boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. due to weight issues.
In an interview with Boxing Scene, Gamboa said the fight against Bradley “won’t happen.”
“The weight is too much,” Gamboa said. “He’s (all the way up there) and I’m (all the way down here).”
Gamboa, who usually campaigns at featherweight or super featherweight, is not willing to move up over 15-pounds to meet Bradley.
The unbeaten Bradley, meanwhile, does not want to drop drastically from the junior welterweight limit of 140-pounds.
The Bradley-Gamboa clash was being discussed for a March 16 fight date, Boxing Scene reported.
Gamboa is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Filipino fighter Michael Farenas last December, while Bradley has not fought since stunning Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao in their welterweight clash in July 2012.