Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jorge Solis in Featherweight Fury at Boardwalk Hall

Laz IzadaContributor IIIFebruary 1, 2011

Yuriorkis Gamboa 19-0, 15 KO's WBA Super & IBF Featherweight Champion
Yuriorkis Gamboa 19-0, 15 KO's WBA Super & IBF Featherweight Champion

On Saturday March 26, Bob Arum's Top Rank, along with Arena Box and Caesars Atlantic City, will present "Featherweight Fury," a tripleheader of featherweight title matches taking place at Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

The main event and co-main event of Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jorge Solis and Matt Remillard vs. Mikey Garcia will be televised on HBO After Dark. The third featherweight matchup that will not be televised will feature Jorge Diaz vs. Teon Kennedy.

Cuban boxing sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa (19-0,15 KO) of Miami, Fl will be defending his WBA Super World Featherweight (126 lbs) title and IBF featherweight (126lbs) title against interim WBA super featherweight (130lbs) champion Jorge Solis (40-2-2, 29 KO) of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Mexican ring veteran of 44 bouts Solis will be coming down in weight from super featherweight (130 pounds) to featherweight (126 pounds) to take on Gamboa of 19 pro fights.

Gamboa, 29, has over 250 amateur bouts under his belt and a 2004 Olympic gold medal at flyweight (112 pounds). He will be tested by Solis, who has 29 knockouts in 40 victories.

Gamboa, who has a 79 percent knockout ratio (15 in 19 bouts), has landed on the canvas on four previous occasions—against Orlando Salido last September, Marcos Ramirez October 2008, Darling Jimenez May 2008 and Adailton De Jesus October 2007.

It will be interesting to see if 31-year-old Solis can be the one to take down Gamboa and come out victorious as others have not been able to. He has a lot of experience in tough matches, including an eighth round KO defeat to Manny Pacquiao in 2007.

Gamboa has a lot on stake in this matchup. If he wins, he has a future showdown against Puerto Rican star Juan Manual Lopez (30-0, 27 KO), which will be defending his WBO featherweight title, on April 16.