GAMBOA WINS UNEVENTFUL COMEBACK FIGHT
By Ivan Montiel
Cuba’s Yuriorkis Gamboa returned to the ring with a victory in only his second fight since 2014. The former featherweight title holder Gamboa (26-1) looked bad at times against the taller Rene Alvarado (24-8) but won a clear, ten-round unanimous decision. Gamboa seemed to drop Alvarado in the ninth round but it wasn't considered a knockdown. Gamboa even hit Alvarado with a couple of punches as Alvarado went down, prompting some on the crowd to yell for a disqualification. In the final round, Alvarado dropped Gamboa on what looked like a slip, leaving the Cuban to complain about the referee ruling it a knockdown. Two judges scored the bout 97-92 while the third had it 97-93, all for Gamboa.