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 Last update:  7/1/2014       Read more by Miguel Rivera            &
Gamboa Dropping Back To 130-Pounds, Says Adviser
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By Miguel Rivera

Former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16KOs) is dropping back down in weight, according to his legal adviser Tony Gonzalez. Gamboa tried his hand in the lightweight division last Saturday night, when he challenged WBO champion Terence Crawford. After looking very good in the first four rounds, Gamboa was dropped four times and stopped in the ninth round. Some felt, including Crawford himself, that Gamboa was too small for the weight. When he entered the ring, Crawford rehydrated to a weight of 152-pounds.

"In the fight with Crawford at first everything was fine. But in the end I think the big disadvantage [in size] took a toll [on Gamboa]. The best option now is to go back to 130 pounds," Gonzalez told Carlos Narvaez. "Yuri wanted to test the waters at 135 pounds to see where he stood. But obviously he's stronger at 130. I think he did well in the first four or five rounds but lost the fight. When his senses were affected he abandons the game plan and makes the fight in a street fight."

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comment by gmc_rfc_06, on 07-02-2014
Can't wait, Yuri will be a beast back at 126-130. Size difference removed, nobody is beating him.

comment by Bronx2245, on 07-02-2014
Smart move! Gamboa was definitely too small for Crawford. Question is...can you make 130 without killing yourself? Gamboa has a lot of muscle, and not too much fat to lose.

comment by WesleySnipes, on 07-02-2014
change the weight class - change the trainer and come back ASAP! Dont wanna wait another year...AGAIN!

comment by Hook-Right, on 07-02-2014
[QUOTE=Cubanborn87]Problem is Gamboa told Nuevo herald today that he feels ok at 135 and he likes it because he can make the weight easily. He did say however he will seek his advisers to see of he should stay at 135 or 130 or even 126. And unfortunately he also said his dad will be trainer in t...

comment by Hook-Right, on 07-02-2014
[QUOTE=RA-Box]Somebody get this man a proper trainer.[/QUOTE] Someone get this man a proper promoter. Curtis "I was last popular in 2007" Jackson has ruined his career. 50 desperately wants attention and that's why he places himself above his fighters. Hey, at least he didn't ditch Gamboa in...

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