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Yuriorkis Gamboa Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano was born on the 23rd December 1981, in Guantanamo, Cuba and is a boxer, best known to the world as the unified featherweight world champion, as he held WBA and IBF titles from 2009 until 2011. His professional career started in 2007.
Have you ever wondered how rich Yuriorkis Gamboa is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gamboa’s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a professional boxer.
Yuriorkis Gamboa Net Worth $2 Million
Little is known about Yuriorkis’ childhood and growing up on the whole. During his amateur career, he became Cuban national champion four times, while he also won gold medals in the Pan American Games in 2003, then the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics, and in 2006 he became World Cup champion.
He was in a training camp in Venezuela with several other boxers including Odlanier Solis, and Yan Barthelemy. The trio snuck out from the training camp and defected to Colombia, from where they escaped to Germany and applied for a US visa.
Yuriorkis made his professional debut in Germany fighting against Alexan Manvelyan, winning by a unanimous decision. He continued successfully, winning five consecutive bouts before he got the visa for the US. There, his first opponent was Adailton de Jesus, whom he defeated by TKO in the last round. He then won the vacant NABF super featherweight title in 2008 by defeating Johnnie Edwards in the first round by TKO. He was so dominant in the fight, that Edwards was knocked down in the first 30 seconds of the match, and after a second knockdown, the referee named Yuriorkis as the winner of the bout. He then fought Darling Jimenez for the vacant WBC International super featherweight title, and won by unanimous decision, sporting a perfect 10-0 score. In the same year, he faced Al Seeger and won the WBO-NABO featherweight title, defeating his opponent in the second round by TKO. These accomplishments increased Yuriorkis’ net worth to a large degree.
Yuriorkis lost his first fight in 2014 to Terence Crawford, in a match for the WBO lightweight title, but before the loss, he amassed a record of 23 wins, winning WBA interim featherweight title against Jose Rojas in 2009, then defending his titles against Whyber Garcia, Rogers Mtagwa, Jonathan Victor, and also won the WBA and vacant IBF featherweight titles, in the fight against Orlando Salido in 2010.
In recent years, Yuriorkis has fought in the non-titles matches, against Joel Montes de Oca, whom he defeated in the sixth round by TKO, then Hylon Williams Jr., and Rene Alvarado, both by unanimous decision. These also added to Yuriorkis’ net worth. His most recent fight, and second loss was against Robinson Castellanos in May 2017.
Regarding his personal life, Yuriorkis was married to Dunia Francisco, however, the couple divorced, after Yuriorkis was arrested for domestic violence. He and his ex-wife have a son together.