Found January 29, 2013 on The Queensbury Rules:
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(Yuriorkis Gamboa takes one on the chin) It wasn't so long ago, in the scheme of things, that Yuriorkis Gamboa's fan club among the hardcore boxing public was practically too full to accept new members. In 2010, the Cuban sliced through Rogers Mtagwa like he was a living vorpal sword one fight after Mtagwa had nearly knocked out previous (junior) featherweight darling Juan Manuel Lopez, then the next year he blew Jorge Solis to smithereens in such a way that Solis came away more impressed by Gamboa than he had a previous conqueror, Manny Pacquiao. To be sure, he would turn in the occasional lackluster performance, as he did against Daniel Ponce De Leon, and he wasn't so far removed from a series of knockdowns to make everyone convinced he was long for this world -- but even the bored fashion in which he dominated De Leon and the others added to his badass mystique, and the knockdowns made sure his fights would retain an air of danger for our hero. Those were giddy da...
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