Originally Posted by APBrooklyn
I doubt that Gamboa's entire fighting prime is totally over with. Maybe a little rust - but even if he slowed just a bit, he would still hit harder than most or all others @ 130-135. I liked Gamboa's composure against DeLeon -thought that he was fighting more mature that time. Hopefully he kept up with some sort of training regiment during the downtime.
Gamboa's been training. It's not the same as fighting, but Yuri's been active. I believe Gamboa is currently in his physical prime. He wasted one valuable year, but Yuri's still capable of doing good things with his career. With Ponce De Leon, Gamboa showed another facet to his game. He's not just the hyper-aggressive dynamo many of us love to watch. Yuri can beat you in other ways. He's one of the few truly special fighters in the sport today.