Yuriorkis Gamboa and Adrien Broner are both fighters with careers on the rise, and each would greatly benefit from agreeing to fight each other.
Gamboa, whose promoter is hip hop star 50 Cent, is coming off a victory over Michael Farenas via a unanimous decision. He dominated the majority of the fight, although Farenas was able to land a few substantial blows.
At 30 years old, Gamboa is 22-0-0 in his career with 16 knockouts, but has yet to face a fighter like Broner.
The 23-year-old Cincinnati native is also undefeated, with a record of 25-0-0. 21 of his victories came via knockout.
Broner recorded a hugely impressive victory the last time he stepped into the ring, defeating Antonio DeMarco via a technical knockout for the WBC lightweight title. The result was never in doubt, and Broner continued to establish himself as one of the most exciting talents in any weight class.
He was frighteningly dominant in his fight with DeMarco, and his performance left no doubt he is a legitimate star.
Broner has also made a name for himself as a brash and entertaining character during press conferences. He needs a fighter who can pull his weight in helping to generate hype for his next fight.
After a slugfest and an entertaining bout on a card that included Manny Pacquiao, Gamboa would be a perfect opponent for Broner.
Which fighter has more to gain in this speculative matchup?
His celebrity promoter, exposure to a massive audience and undefeated record all provide excellent selling points. There would be no shortage of interest in this bout.
Gamboa would have the opportunity to stop Broner’s rise and prove that he is worthy of being a fighter in a main event.
Broner’s motivation would be to continue earning paychecks and building his résumé. Taking down an undefeated fighter would help him accomplish both goals.
Both fighters stand to benefit from scheduling each other as opponents, and fans would certainly enjoy seeing the two men get into the ring.