Yuriorkis Gamboa says he has superior credentials to Terence "Bud" Crawford, so he's not afraid to go into the hometown of the WBO defending lightweight champion and fight for the title next month.
Gamboa and Crawford appeared at a spirited news conference Thursday to promote the June 28 bout at CenturyLink Center. It will be the first title fight in Omaha since heavyweight champ Joe Frazier stopped Ron Stander in 1972.
Crawford won his WBO title by beating Ricky Burns in Glasgow, Scotland, in March. Gamboa hasn't fought since last June, when he beat Darley Perez in Montreal.
Crawford dismissed Gamboa's boasts. He reminded Gamboa that he's the champion and the 2004 Olympic champion for Cuba is the challenger.
Crawford and Gamboa each have records of 23-0 with 16 knockouts.