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 Last update:  6/26/2014       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Lara: A Well Prepared Gamboa Beats Crawford in 4 or 5
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By Rick Reeno

WBA 'regular' junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs) is backing his Cuban countryman, Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa, to unseat WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford - as long as Gamboa comes well prepared for the fight.

The two lightweights, with identical records of 23-0 and 16 knockouts, will collide in an HBO televised main event on Saturday night from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Gamboa is coming off a one year layoff, while Crawford has been in action twice during that time period.

"I think if Gamboa is well prepared, he will beat Crawford in four or five rounds. The important thing is to come prepared. Cuban fighters have a base. They have a great amateur pedigree. I don't think the layoff will hurt him as long as he comes prepared and ready to fight, [and as long as he does that] I think he wins," Lara stated.

Tags: Erislandy Lara , Yuriorkis Gamboa , Terence Crawford , Crawford-Gamboa , Crawford vs. Gamboa



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comment by DondiNeverLeft, on 06-26-2014
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP]WBA 'regular' junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs) is backing his Cuban countryman, Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa, to unseat WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford - as long as Gamboa comes well prepared for the fight. The two lightweigh...

comment by WesleySnipes, on 06-26-2014
i hope we will see the old Gamboa and not the Gamboa from the last fights...

comment by Aztekkas, on 06-26-2014
[QUOTE=sicko]Chance for the Cuban fighters to make a huge statement in Pro Boxing over the next few weeks: Gamboa vs Crawford Lara vs Canelo Mike Perez vs Bryant Jennings Will be interesting, all are good enough to easily pull off the upsets. I give much respect to all those fighters f...

comment by PittyPat, on 06-26-2014
[quote]The two lightweights, with identical records of 23-0 and 16 knockouts[/quote] Cool statistic.

comment by sicko, on 06-26-2014
Chance for the Cuban fighters to make a huge statement in Pro Boxing over the next few weeks: Gamboa vs Crawford Lara vs Canelo Mike Perez vs Bryant Jennings Will be interesting, all are good enough to easily pull off the upsets. I give much respect to all those fighters for just fighting each...

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