Found January 29, 2013 on The Queensbury Rules:
(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...

3 punch combo: Floyd Mayweather vs. Gamboa or Malignaggi, Matthysse too good for his own good & more

In this week’s 3 punch combo, I will first feature an in depth look at two potential opponents for Floyd Mayweather that nobody is really discussing -- Yuriorkis Gamboa and Paulie Malignaggi. Next, I will examine why Lucas Matthysse’s electric performance on Saturday may make him a more avoided man in the Junior Welterweight division. And finally, I will look at Juan Carlos Burgos’...
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