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Lara: A Well Prepared Gamboa Beats Crawford in 4 or 5

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DondiNeverLeft on 06-26-2014

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;14698852]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…

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;14699398]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…

Comment by PittyPat on 06-26-2014

[quote]The two lightweights, with [b]identical records of 23-0 and 16 knockouts[/b][/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…

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