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DuBoef: Crawford Came Back To Kick Gamboa's Ass

By Edward Chaykovsky

After the first four rounds of the fight, the tension was building as Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16KOs) was able to outland and outbox WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17KOs).  

The entire contest changed, to the delight of the near 11,000 fans at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, when Crawford dropped Gamboa in the fifth round. Crawford would drop Gamboa again in the eight and two more times in the ninth for the KO win.

Top Rank President Todd duBoef revealed that the three official judges did have Gamboa winning the fight after the first round, but the undefeated champion battled back to dominate the remainder of the match.

"Two of the judges had it three to one Gamboa, and one had it two to two after four. HBO had it four to nothing Gamboa. So the drama was definitely building and everybody that watched him come back and kick his ass after being down [on the cards]," duBoef said.

Crawford would later admit that he took the first four rounds to "feel Gamboa out" and he felt strongly, after watching many of challenger's past fights, that Gamboa always starts strong but "fades in the later rounds."

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

everyone should thank Gamboa for making the fight and creating the excitement. We all know Crawford will need aggressive opponents to look good or else he will be content with boxing and winning

Comment by invanex on 06-29-2014

[QUOTE=T.M.T;14710345]Great fight. My guy gamboa will be back. Props to crawford.[/QUOTE] Back to have his asss whooped again :P

Comment by hitking on 06-29-2014

[QUOTE=sicko;14710474]Todd still upset at Gamboa for not showing up to the Rios conference LOL[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Risen;14710557]Thought that too. It was out of DuBoef's public character to say that. Divine justice has been served LOL![/QUOTE] Can't hold it against a guy for…

Comment by Risen on 06-29-2014

[QUOTE=sicko;14710474]Todd still upset at Gamboa for not showing up to the Rios conference LOL[/QUOTE] Thought that too. It was out of DuBoef's public character to say that. Divine justice has been served LOL!

Comment by sicko on 06-29-2014

Todd still upset at Gamboa for not showing up to the Rios conference LOL

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