Originally Posted by lester proctor
But Gamboa has a guaranteed HBO slot, PDL mostly gets brought in as opponent. Case in point, this fight.
It's pretty questionable HBO would continue guaranteeing Gamboa dates regardless of opponent once the Lopez cake blew up. There's also of course the fact that Top Rank wasn't interesting in putting Garcia in with him, therefore leaving the company empty-handed around his actual weight class and forcing the dumb Rios fight later. And of course, TV dates ≠ following; Gamboa may have had the former but has never had the latter.