Yeah, great fighter. I guess he doesn't want to turn pro because he had so many amateur fights that he lost the hunger. Plus, he won so much gold. I heard that he earned a lot of money in the amateurs. I don't know how that works but I read somewhere that he got paid because he was fighting in Russia. Don't know how true that is.
I wish he would have turned pro though. Could have been at the top for sure.
Yeah, that's huge. Cubans dominate when it comes to amateur boxing.
Have you heard fo Aleksei Tishchenko? He beat Gamboa in the amateurs. Tishchenko is in another level though. He's regarded as the best P4P amateur boxer in the world. Check him out if you haven't already. I think he fights a little bit like you. Haha!
I also forgot to add, in 2002 he won a bronze medal in Santiago, Cuba for the Junior World Boxing Championship. Also, in 2005 he went to the quarter final in China for the World Amateur Boxing Championship. Plus, a former Olympian.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure they will try to build him a fanbase in NY because there are a lot of Albanians and like you said, Elvir Muriqi build a good fanbase there.
He has great talent. He gave Marcus Browne, another amateur standout star a stand 8 count and beat him. A lot of people were shocked because Browne was supposed to turn pro after he won the GG or something, I don't know what I heard to be honest but Naim gave him an ass whooping.