Garcia: Mikey Has The Qualities To Dominate Gamboa
By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes
Robert Garcia, trainer/older brother of WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26Kos), is confident his boxer has what it takes to not only defeat Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa (22-0, 16KOs) - but to secure that victory in style. Following Saturday's win over Orlando Salido, Mikey challenged Gamboa to a showdown - and Mikey is willing to meet the Cuban boxer at the super featherweight limit of 130-pounds.
Mikey beat Salido in far more dominating manner than Gamboa, who came off the mat to drop Salido twice to earn a twelve round decision a few years ago. Mikey dropped Salido four times before the match was stopped in the eight round due to and injury, and Garcia won a technical decision.
"Gamboa is a tremendous fighter. He has tremendous speed and tremendous power, but he's also beatable. I think Mikey's speed, skill, power - could be enough to dominate someone like Gamboa and it would be huge. Gamboa fought at 130 for his last fight, so [Mikey] could meet at 128 or even 130 and we'll be more than happy to take it," garcia told BoxingScene.com.
[QUOTE=Southpawology;12942848]Garcias toughness is questionable and could be the crack in his armor. What if gamboa breaks his nose with a punch? how will he react?[/QUOTE] I expected Mikey's toughness to be tested against Salido, but the fight was stopped before…Comment by The Big Dunn on 01-22-2013
[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12942828]This is an often cited thing about Gamboa. Yuri is c[I]o[/I]cky, so he likes to showboat against lesser opposition. That's partly why he's been dropped a few times. Gamboa is also reckless, at times, due to his hyper-aggressive style. But…Comment by Southpawology on 01-22-2013
Garcias toughness is questionable and could be the crack in his armor. What if gamboa breaks his nose with a punch? how will he react?Comment by r__mutt on 01-22-2013
[QUOTE=jlgonzalez07;12938323]Who the f#ck is Gambi? That's the g@yest thing I've ever heard[/QUOTE] Bambi but gay-erComment by CubanGuyNYC on 01-22-2013
[QUOTE=Big Dunn;12942785]Gamboa is a real good fighter. [B]But his tendency to leave himself open and drop his hands is going to be the death of him.[/B] If Mikey gets him to move down in weight, I'll take Mikey by KO.…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (43)