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Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano is a Cuban boxer who competes professionally. Between 2009 and 2011, he held the WBA and IBF featherweight belts and the WBA interim titles in both the super featherweight and lightweight divisions. In addition, Yuriorkis Gamboa was a gold medalist in the flyweight division at the 2004 Olympics and a bronze medalist in the featherweight division at the 2005 World Championships as an amateur.

Former unified featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa is a Cuban professional boxer. Between 2009 and 2011, he held the WBA, IBF, and WBA interim titles in both the super featherweight and lightweight divisions and the WBA interim title in the super featherweight division.

Yuriorkis Gamboa, a resident of Guantanamo, Cuba, was born on December 23, 1981, under the sign of Capricorn. Yuriorkis Gamboa is the son of Carlos Gamboa and is a Cuban citizen. Furthermore, the 39-year-old measures 166 cm tall.

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NameYuriorkis Gamboa
Date of birthDecember 23, 1981
Place of birthGuantánamo, Cuba
Net worth$2 million
Marital statusMarried
Dunia Francisco
Age39 Years Old
1.66 m
Weight58 kg
Father's NameCarlos Gamboa

Early life

Yuriorkis Gamboa was born on December 23, 1981. Gamboa, along with Cuban colleagues Odlanier Sols and Yan Bartelem, slipped out of camp while training in Venezuela and made their way to Colombia, then Germany, where they applied for permits to enter the United States. He had sold his Olympic gold medal to support his family before defecting.

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At the Pan American Games and the 2004 Olympic Games, he earned gold medals. He was the first Cuban boxer to win the IBF world championship. To help support his family, he sold his Olympic gold medal.



Yuriorkis Gamboa made his professional boxing debut on April 27, 2007, in Hamburg, Germany, against Alexan Manvelyan. He won the fight by unanimous decision. On June 16, 2007, he fought Araik Sachbazjan in the Atatürk Sports Hall in Ankara, Turkey.

On February 22, 2008, he won his first title, the NABF super featherweight belt, after defeating Johnnie Edwards in his ninth fight. After that, Yuriorkis Gamboa defeated Darling Jimenez for the WBC International super featherweight title on May 17, 2008. Yuriorkis Gamboa then defeated Al Seeger for the vacant WBO–NABO featherweight title.

Yuriorkis Gamboa defeated Jose Rojas for the WBA interim featherweight title on April 17, 2009, at the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada. He defended his title against Whyber Garcia, Rogers Mtagwa, and Jonathan Victor Barros three more times.

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After fighting Orlando Salido on September 11, 2010, Yuriorkis Gamboa won the WBA (Unified) and vacant IBF featherweight belts. In the following fight against Jorge Solis, he defended his title. Then, he won the WBA interim super featherweight title on December 8, 2012, after defeating Philippines’ Michael Farenas. In the following fight, he defeated Darleys Perez for the WBA interim lightweight title at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Yuriorkis Gamboa fought for the WBO lightweight title on June 28, 2014, but was defeated by Terence Crawford. He fought Gervonta Davis for the WBA (Regular) lightweight title on December 28, 2019, but lost the fight. Gamboa fought Devin Haney for the WBC lightweight title on November 7, 2020, but failed.


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Is Yuriokis Still Married After Domestic Violence Case?

Yuriokis Gamboa was arrested and imprisoned for domestic abuse in 2011 after his wife, Dunia Francisco, accused him of it. Dunia claimed she attempted to flee their Miami home because she believed boxing was betraying her, and Gamboa grabbed the back of her neck and arm when she threatened to take their son with her. Gamboa clarified that he attempted to prevent her from taking his son with her, but not in an abusive manner.

Though the matter appears to be settled after some time, it seems that the boxer and his wife have not reconciled.


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Net worth

Yuriorkis Gamboa has a net worth of $2 million as of 2021. On December 28, 2019, he fought Gervonta Davis for the WBA (Regular) lightweight title, earning $1 million for the first time in his career. Gamboa makes at least six figures every fight; it’s no secret. His complete career earnings, however, have yet to be revealed. Like any other sport, MMA has sponsorship and endorsement.

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Furthermore, there is little information regarding his real estate or investments, but he is shown on Instagram parading the world’s most costly car.