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The Gold Medalist from Cuba has some fast hands and packs a ton of power in every punch. If you’re the type of fight fan who loves a technical brawl, then tune in to Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Darley Perez for the WBA lightweight championship this Saturday night from Montreal on HBO. The fight card will also feature light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson vs. Adonis Stevenson.
Gamboa (22-0, 16 KO) is a fighter who is known at times to throw caution to the wind in his fights. It has caused him to suffer knockdowns against opponents who honestly have no where near the skill or ability of the Cuban gold medalist. Yet it makes for some drama filled moments; Truth is a fighter with the skill and talent of Gamboa is simply too good to make mistakes like he has. You can label it as being young, being macho or simply being reckless.
In this group interview Gamboa address’ the criticism from fans on this subject:
” I think it has to do a lot with a coach of mine in Cuba use to tell me, that I use ...
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Yuriorkis Gamboa fights under the moniker - “El Ciclon de Guantanamo”. As well as paying homage to his place of birth, the nickname is an apt description of the Cuban’s attack-minded and at times frenzied fighting style. A precocious amateur who won Gold for his country as a flyweight at the 2004 Olympic Games, Gamboa turned over to the professional ranks in 2007 and rapidly...
Colombia's Darley Perez (28-0, 19 KOs) arrived in Canada yesterday for his upcoming showdown against Cuba's Yuriorkis Gamboa (22-0, 16 KOs) that will take place this Saturday, June 8. The battle for the interim WBA lightweight title will take place at the Belle Center in Montreal, Canada and will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Credit: Team Perez...
It's going to be a very busy day for Thompson Boxing Promotions who have two of its premier boxers in major fights in separate parts of North America on Saturday, June 8.
While Colombia's Darley Perez (28-0, 19 KOs) fights Cuba's Yuriorkis Gamboa (22-0, 16 KOs) for the interim WBA lightweight title in Canada on HBO Boxing After Dark, Thompson Boxing's other elite...