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Unread postby Guest » Wed May 14, 2008 7:18 pm

This Saturday night on HBO you need to see the biggest rising star in the sport.
Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Fastest hands I have seen in a long long time, comparable to Roy Jones Jr. in his prime and also Mayweather Jr.
This guy will be a champion and top 10 pound for pound fighter by the end of 2009 if not earlier.
Simply amazing, don't miss it.

http://www.hbo.com/boxing/events/2008/0 ... index.html
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Unread postby swerb » Sat May 17, 2008 12:41 pm

Three nice young rising talents on this card tonight. Looking forward to it.

Last time Gamboa was on, I tuned in like 3 minutes late and the fight was already over.
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Unread postby Guest » Sat May 17, 2008 3:11 pm

The guy is amazing to watch.
Tune in and see.
He is one of the best fighters to come along in a long time.
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Unread postby Guest » Sun May 18, 2008 11:28 am

Good win against a very tough guy last night.
Gamboa was knocked down(not hurt) and won all the other 9 rounds.
If he works on his defense, he will be a force in the fight game.
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Unread postby swerb » Sun May 18, 2008 11:54 am

Little sloppy, needs some help technically and defensively. And if he tries to keep his hands down all fight like that against a Pacquiao or a Juan Manuel, they'll knock his head off.

The talent is obvious though. And that was no meatball he fought last night. Dude had heart.

Who's next for him? A Rocky Juarez-type?

Other kid I'm dying to see at around that same weight is Amir Khan from the UK. Supposed to have mad skills as well. Only a matter of time before hes on a HBO or Showtime card. Maybe on the undercard of one of the Hatton fights HBO still has him under contract for.
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Unread postby Guest » Sun May 18, 2008 12:54 pm

Khan is another good solid fighter. I saw him fight twice and the power is the big question with him. Good overall skills.

Gamboa is too cocky for his own good. The skill is obvious.
His chin looked pretty damn good, he was hit with some solid shots.
His next fight is set for June 27, against 25-6-1 Jose Rojas.
Not sure if that will change or not.
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Unread postby swerb » Sun May 18, 2008 1:32 pm

Yeah, he took some good shots. Responded well from being knocked down. Looking forward to his next fight. Kid looks like hes chiseled out of stone a la Berto ...
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Unread postby Guest » Sun May 18, 2008 1:45 pm

I love Berto also.
Gamboa has basically been bred to be a boxer.
Learn that defense and the sky is the limit. His style is entertaining and will sell tickets, no doubt about that.
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Unread postby swerb » Sun May 18, 2008 9:28 pm

I'd love to see this kid fight Pac Man before he walks off into the sunset.

Deadspin's take on the card ...

http://deadspin.com/5009612/boxing-after-dark-delivers
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Unread postby Guest » Wed May 21, 2008 6:33 am

The 2004 Olympic gold medallist will be back in action on June 27th when he is meant to fight Jose “Cheo” Rojas. By beating WBA #2 ranked Rojas “El Ciclon de Guantanmo” (currently ranked on #3) could get very close to become world champion in only his second year as a professional.
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Unread postby swerb » Wed May 21, 2008 9:06 am

Nice. Friday Night Fights?
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Unread postby Guest » Wed May 21, 2008 2:45 pm

Yes sir
Heavyweight prospect Odlanier Solis will be on the card also.
He's another guy to watch.
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Unread postby BernieBrown » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:33 pm

The only thing that impresses me about Gamboa is his hand speed. Other then that he is very sloppy, and does'nt seem to have very heavy hands. As of right now the kid is a KO waiting to happen. That being said If he could learn some D he would be unstoppable, but if that happens his fights won't be nearly as exciting.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:09 pm

I am going to respectfully disagree.
If he learned defense and the only thing you see in him is hand speed, he then would still have a lot to improve on and wouldn't be unstoppable correct?

He does have some room for improvement, mostly from a defensive standpoint.
His speed is great, hands and body. Pretty good power. Excellent chin. Experience is huge and he has it from his am. days.
He's hungry and has that "it" factor.
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Unread postby BernieBrown » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:25 am

FightDr wrote:I am going to respectfully disagree.
If he learned defense and the only thing you see in him is hand speed, he then would still have a lot to improve on and wouldn't be unstoppable correct?

He does have some room for improvement, mostly from a defensive standpoint.
His speed is great, hands and body. Pretty good power. Excellent chin. Experience is huge and he has it from his am. days.
He's hungry and has that "it" factor.


The reason I say he would be unstoppable is because with that kind of hand speed he can score at will, and if he learns some D he can simply win every fight by never mixing it up and boxing off his back foot.

Like I said right now the kid is a KO waiting to happen. As long as he keeps that style, and insist on mixing it up rather than boxing and using his natural advantages to there fullest he will never be a great fighter.
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Unread postby Guest » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:20 am

His style is to mix it up.
This guy is a star, no doubt in my mind.
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Unread postby BernieBrown » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:30 pm

At least we can agree he will be fun one to watch in the years to come.
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Unread postby Guest » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:58 pm

No doubt about that.
He'll be damn entertaining
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:20 pm

This Friday the 18th
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