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Crawford: I Warned Gamboa; He's a 126/130-Pounder

by Edward Chaykovsky

WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17KOs) warned Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16KOs) that he made a big mistake in accepting their fight. Before a crowd of nearly 11,000 fans at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Crawford dropped Gamboa four times before the fight was waved off.

Even before the fight took place, Crawford told media members that he felt the much shorter Gamboa was undersized and didn't have the firepower to compete with the best fighters, who were much bigger, at 135-pounds. He feels Gamboa should really be competing at 126 or 130-pounds.

"I commend Gamboa for taking the fight, but I felt that it was my time, that I was destined to win this fight. I told Gamboa 'you shouldn't have took this fight,' Crawford said.

"That's how he fights. He's shown nothing else but coming out and jumping on his opponents. We were prepared for everything he brings. Everybody knows Gamboa gets dropped in fights, everybody knows he always gets back up and wins. We were prepared for whatever came to the table. Like I told everybody before the fight happened, I felt Gamboa was a 126, 130-pounder. I didn't believe he was a real, legitimate 135-pounder."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mike Haynes on 06-30-2014

[QUOTE=Respect Power;14709632]This may be true but it would only be minimizing his win to people that didn't know better . Most would agree Gamboa didn't really belong at 135 . I appreciate Crawfords honesty. What's not to like about this…

Comment by Evol on 06-30-2014

so basically crawford is admitted that he beat on a small guy? LOL

Comment by Gypsy John Fury on 06-30-2014

[QUOTE=Swatty;14711562]Came in at 152, beat tiny Gamboa, still got rocked by the much smaller fighter. He gets made to look like a nobody if he fights Khan, Matthyse, Peterson, Porter or any full size welter. Heck, 152 is Canelo land.…

Comment by Swatty on 06-30-2014

Came in at 152, beat tiny Gamboa, still got rocked by the much smaller fighter. He gets made to look like a nobody if he fights Khan, Matthyse, Peterson, Porter or any full size welter. Heck, 152 is Canelo land.…

Comment by Wizardsh on 06-30-2014

People are trying to see something in tc that isn't their,the guy is the new mike Dallas at 140 and his 15mins of fame will run out. He won't do well against people his own size cause the power isn't…

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