Born in Guantanamo, Cuba on December 23, 1981. Cuban professional boxer and Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Gamboa won the Olympic gold medal in the flyweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He also won a gold medal at the 2003 Santo Domingo Pan American Games. In addition, he was awarded bronze medals at the 2005 World Amateur Championships as well as at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, and won a silver medal at the 2005 World Cup in Moscow. The boxer made his professional boxing debut in April 2007, defeating Alexan Manvelyan. In 2008 he was crowned as the champions of the vacant NABF Super Featherweight title, WBC International Super Featherweight title, and WBO NABO Featherweight title. In April 2009 he beat Jose Rojas to seal the WBA Featherweight title. Gamboa went on to win the vacant IBF Featherweight championship in September 2010 before winning the Interim WBA Super Featherweight title in December 2012 and the Interim WBA Lightweight title in Jun 2013. His first defeat came from Terence Crawford in June 2014 for the WBO Lightweight title. His last fight was a defeat of Joel Montes de Oca in November 2011, which brought his professional record to 24-1.