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Gamboa Confident He Will Beat Crawford, Eyes Garcia

By Edward Chaykovsky

Yuriorkis "The Cyclone of Guantanamo" Gamboa (23-0, 16 KOs) is pretty confident about his chances to defeat World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KOs) on June 28th at Century Link Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Gamboa is hoping for a showcase win to boost his career forward to other lucrative matches. HBO will televise the fight.

"Coming from Cuba, the guys were technical and had size, and I fought them a lot. Me, I've perfected my strategy to fighting these type of fighters. I think this will be a counter-vs-counter match. Objective is to get him to the middle range where I can use my speed," Gamboa said.

"The game plan is to attack from the start, be on the defensive, and develop the fight from there. We will have a great fight and I'll give you the best of me every time I fight.  We will win."

If he wins, Gamboa hopes to secure a desired fight against Mikey Garcia.

"After this fight, sitting with SMS and looking for a fight with Garcia or someone of that stature," Gamboa said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 06-14-2014

[QUOTE=cubano11;14658099]Gamboa decimates Crawford Lara decimates Canelo Rigondeaux decimates all[/QUOTE] Care to make a bet that Gamboa beats Crawford?

Comment by Cuban Linx on 06-14-2014

I don't like this fight for Gamboa. I like both fighters a lot, I'm going to be pulling for Gamboa, but Crawford is tall, technical, quick and he's been active whereas Gamboa hasn't fought in a year and he didn't…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 06-14-2014

[QUOTE=SaldanaCC;14659840]Crawford aint nothin to brag about and neither is boa 50 aint dumb he tryna get all the money he can outta boa bfor he faces garcia and [B][U]garcia shows everybody boa is just another carried hyped up bum[/U][/B] but…

Comment by finale on 06-14-2014

[QUOTE=SaldanaCC;14659840]Crawford aint nothin to brag about and neither is boa 50 aint dumb he tryna get all the money he can outta boa bfor he faces garcia and garcia shows everybody boa is just another carried hyped up bum but…

Comment by Kim Jong-Un on 06-14-2014

[QUOTE=Southpawology;14658876]Are people really that high on crawford? maybe im missing something. Seen him fight on cotto/rodriguez undercard and nearly fell asleep wasnt impressed at all.[/QUOTE] That is exactly the problem! If he gets that boring run away style working against…

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