HBO Pulls The Plug On Rios-Gamboa!
It seemed all but official when Yuriorkis Gamboa failed to show for the L.A press conference to promote his highly anticipated match-up with Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios. Today it was reported that HBO has officially cancelled the lightweight clash scheduled for April 14th and promoter Top Rank has filed a lawsuit for breach of contract against Gamboa.
Word is Rios and Top Rank will continue with the scheduled date against an opponent to be named later, possibly Richard Abril who was involved in a scuffle with Rios during the Miami press conference.
Mauricio Herrera vs. Mike Alvarado will remain as the co-feature on the revamped undercard.