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Gamboa: I Knew Abril Would Win, Rios is One-Dimensional

By Osman Rodriguez

Former featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa said that he wasn't surprised when Brandon Rios failed to make weight for his April 14th fight against Richard Abril at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Rios weighed in at 137 pounds, which was 2 pounds over the lightweight limit.

"I wasn't surprised that he was over on the weight. I would have fought him at 140 and still beat him. The weight wouldn't have been a problem for me," said Gamboa, who was originally going to be Rios' opponent before he withdrew from the fight over a dispute with his promotional contract.

Gamboa feels that his countryman Abril was robbed of a deserved victory over Rios and said that he had predicted that Abril would defeat his Mexican-American adversary.

"I knew Abril would beat him. I knew Abril would outbox him. Rios is one dimensional."

The Cuban born fighter wouldn't comment on his ongoing legal battle with Top Rank, but he did reveal that when he does return to the ring he still plans on moving up to the lightweight division.

"I'm still moving up to 135. That is the plan," Gamboa stated.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kozone on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=mex602;12046258]Mexico would.still own that ass. More of us than you[/QUOTE] yea i agree more mexicans cutting lawns and washing cars!!

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=mex602;12046258]Mexico would.still own that ass. [B]More of us than you[/B][/QUOTE] At last we agree on something....

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=mex602;12046244]I never said.we.were. I wasnt even talking to.you when I said you were mad because your country produces nobodys. I have mad love for cuban sports. Especially baseball. Margocheato walks through lara btw.....lol[/QUOTE] Your original statement wasn't intended for me…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=Ruderic21;12044786]Cuban trainers are sought all over the world. The best pro boxing schools of boxing is that of the U.S.A , Puerto Rico , and Panama . Puerto Rico and Panama due to their population are the top 2 in…

Comment by mex602 on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=kozone;12045701]all my Mexican friends in Miami cut my lawn and wash my car!! next[/QUOTE] Mexico would.still own that ass. More of us than you

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