Former boxing featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa taken into custody for killing a pedestrian after car accident

Yuriorkis Gamboa, the Cuban boxer who ruled the ring for more than a decade, was involved in an unfortunate accident on New Year’s Eve, which resulted in him being arrested as a pedestrian died on the spot after being hit by his car.

The former boxing featherweight world champion could not have started the year any worse, as he is currently in jail for the accident that occurred in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. According to El Nuevo Herald, Gamboa was driving his car on a poorly illuminated roadway, which resulted in a pedestrian-hit incident.

The legal team representing the Olympic gold medal winner approached him right away and immediately began working on a plan to secure his release from jail. A close source within the legal team released a statement in which they stated that El Ciclón de Guantánamo was not under the influence of alcohol or any illegal substance.

“[Legal] steps are already being taken to help Gamboa, although there are still many details to be clarified,” the source stated.

“Something that we want to make clear is that Gamboa was not under the influence of alcohol or any other illegal substance. Gamboa is a very religious person and does not consume alcohol or anything improper.” the source added.

The veteran boxer, 41, triumphed in thirty of his thirty-five professional matches. His last victory, though, came in 2019, and since then he has lost all three of his fights, causing him to stay away from the ring. Although the Cuban fighter has not officially retired from professional boxing, it is reasonable to assume that after his arrest, there is very little possibility that he would return to the ring.


Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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