Domestic Violence Charges Against Gamboa Dropped in Absence of Evidence

By Bryanna Fissori

June 24th, 2011

…Good news came this week for Yuriorkis Gamboa, 29-year-old undefeated IBF and WBA featherweight (126 lbs.) world champion. On June 22 charges were dropped against him stemming from a physical and verbal altercation with his wife Francisco in the early hours of May 5 at their Miami home. The incident landed “The Cyclone of Guantanamo” in jail where bail was set for $1500. Reports state that the boxer grabbed the back of his wife’s neck and arm to prevent her from leaving the residence with their son…

…Florida law requires that the person deemed to be the “aggressor” in the situation be taken to jail, which is undoubtedly why Gamboa ended up there. Statements are not always taken by officers at the scene, but frequently taken once the suspect has been taken into custody.

Because domestic violence is a criminal and not a civil offense the charge was taken up by the state attorney, who could not find enough evidence against Gamboa to make a case. Evidence could consist of, but is not limited to, such things as witness testimony, photos of the supposed abuse and doctor’s notes. There will be no further action on the allegations…