Tuesday, January 30, 2018

When Gamboa Was A Tyson: GIF Spotlight

In July of 2008, Cuba's Yuriorkis Gamboa was one of boxing's baddest and most promising prospects. A fast, athletic finisher with dynamite in his gloves. On three day's notice, Al Seeger decided he'd give him a go for a North American title on ESPN's Friday Night Fights. It went very well for one of them, in the first round.

Gamboa became a major world titlist in 2009, yet the excitement and the KO's in his favor have mostly ended. He did have a Pier-Six Brawl with P4P name Terence Crawford in 2014, but his winning efforts tend to be fairly subdued affairs after a few years as a world titlist name, considering he was one of many who were treated as Tysonesque on the way to stardom. He is still a winning, world class fighter, however, having just taken a controversial decision over Jason Sosa. Respectfully, I miss the early Gamboa.

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