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Arum Feels Farenas Has a Shot To Shock Gamboa

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum believes Filipino featherweight Michael Farenas has a chance against Cuba’s flashy and undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa when they clash in a ten round bout on the blockbuster undercard of Pacquiao-Marquez IV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 8.

In a telephone conversation with BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard, the astute promoter said Gamboa “hasn’t fought in over a year and Farenas can take advantage of that.”

Gamboa’s last fight was on September  10, 2011 when he won an eight round technical decision over Mexico’s Daniel Ponce De Leon  after Ponce De Leon suffered a laceration of the forehead following an accidental clash of heads and the fight had to go to the scorecards with Gamboa winning handily.

Prior to that the talented Cuban scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Orlando Salido on September 11, 2010 before Salido went on to win the WBO featherweight crown with a stunning 8th round TKO over Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and pounded him in a rematch to win by a 10th round TKO on March 10 this year.

Farenas, a protégé of former two division world champion Gerry Penalosa, is a southpaw who can punch.

Nicknamed “Hammer Fist” the Filipino has a record of 34-3-4 with 26 knockouts.

In his last fight on July 16 this year against Takashi Uchiyama for the WBA super featherweight title the bout ended in a technical draw in the third round following a clash of heads.

Prior to that Farenas won a ten round split decision over Jason Mitsuyama on April 21 this year after scoring an eight round split decision over fancied Fernando Beltran.

Farenas scored an eight round majority decision over Daniel Attah on May 21, 2011.

His most impressive win was a 1st round knockout of Walter Estrada of Colombia at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on May 1, 2009.

Penalosa has long kept his faith in Farenas and believes all he needs is a chance to prove his worth against some of the best fighters in the featherweight division.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 11-24-2012

[QUOTE=Pacdbest;12730405]They call me more like Nostradamus![/QUOTE] lol You're a good sport. But, bro, the only thing that's going to keep Farenas's head on his shoulders in that fight is the fact that Gamboa hasn't fought in over a year. Yuri…

Comment by Pacdbest on 11-24-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12730377]You mean, you're... like..."The Oracle"?[/QUOTE] Actually they called me Oracle too! [url]http://www.********boxing.com/forum/showthread.php?p=7376637[/url] 07-23-2010, 09:15 AM #99 dahoe Journeyman ESB Jr Member Join Date: May 2009 Location: Melbourne, Australia Posts: 153 vCash: 1000 Re: Paquiao vs Hatton [B][SIZE="5"]Lol pacdbest is the…

Comment by Pacdbest on 11-24-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12730377]You mean, you're... like..."The Oracle"?[/QUOTE] They call me more like Nostradamus!

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 11-24-2012

[QUOTE=Pacdbest;12730373]It will much funier if Farenas actually KO Gamboa easy!! I did this many times at esb. Donaire-Darchinyan, Pac vs DLH, Hatton , Cotto, Floyd, Cheato, I accurately predicts all of them mOnths before it happens!![/QUOTE] You mean, you're... like..."The…

Comment by Pacdbest on 11-24-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12730369]lol Had to laugh at that. Genuinely sounded funny. :lol1: Anyway....[/QUOTE] It will much funier if Farenas actually KO Gamboa easy!! I did this many times at esb. Donaire-Darchinyan, Pac vs DLH, Hatton , Cotto, Floyd, Cheato, I accurately predicts…

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