Going for Gamboa
By Julian Kasdin (Oct 28, 2007) Doghouse Boxing        
Yuriorkis “El Ciclon de Guantanmo” Gamboa, 6-0 (5), is possibly the best prospect to come out of Cuba in many years. While being a super featherweight makes him less attractive than his heavyweight counterpart Odlanier Solis, his abilities thus far make him must see TV for any true boxing fan.

On October 30th the featherweight gold medalist makes his American debut as he takes on tough Adailton de Jesus, 19-2 (17), in only his seventh fight. While someone might look at that and think such career progress
is reckless, one need only look at his record, which includes wins over 25-1 Samuel Kebede and 40-11 Joel Mayo, to realize this is no ordinary prospect. While his amateur success was not as great as Solis, though it is certainly nothing to look down upon, his transition to the professional ranks has been much more impressive.

With a combination of fast hands, tight defense, good footwork, and the right mix of power and precision we might be witnessing one of the best lighter weight fighters to come along in a long time. I look forward to attending his American debut and watching a truly unique talent rise through the ranks.








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