Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Oner: Gamboa Can Beat Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather

By Rick Reeno

Ahmet Oner, CEO of Arena Box Promotions, believes Yuriorkis Gamboa is the next pound-for-pound king. Gamboa (21-0, 16KOs) is making his lightweight debut in 2012, accoring to Oner. The move to lightweight is a two division jump for the 2004 Olympic gold medal winner.

In the opinion of Oner, Gamboa will finish his career at 140-pounds. Their target in the near future is former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios, but their real goal is a super-fight with Manny Pacquiao, who campaigns at welterweight but usually weighs well below the division limit.

"Gamboa is the only guy who can beat Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. You know, the only guy I wants to see Gamboa fight is Manny Pacquiao. That's the guy that I want to see [Gamboa fight]. People think this fight is for money, this fight is not for money. I believe Gamboa is better. I believe Gamboa is a special athlete. I love boxing and I'm proud to represent Gamboa, and I believe with a guy like Gamboa you can go after the best," Oner told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FoxingFan2010 on 12-18-2011

"Pac has great hand-speed, but we all saw what happened against Marquez. Speed is not a magic bullet, and is second only to power in the " over-rated " department. Both intangibles are great, and pretty much a must-have if…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=FoxingFan2010;11570487]Gamboa fighting anyone b/w 126-140, is a force to be recon with--[B]why? Well, it's simple: his super fast hand speed--which is faster than both Pac and Floyd.[/B] He's a little guy bro, but it doesn't matter b/c of how fast…

Comment by CAMPER on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=KING MEAT;11568458]no man should have their face that close to another man. :gay:[/QUOTE] Damn, gettin hated on for posin will The Executioner. Gay comments from a guy with the username KING MEAT ha ha ha...yeahhhhhh!:rofl:

Comment by FoxingFan2010 on 12-17-2011

Gamboa fighting anyone b/w 126-140, is a force to be recon with--why? Well, it's simple: his super fast hand speed--which is faster than both Pac and Floyd. He's a little guy bro, but it doesn't matter b/c of how fast…

Comment by -Kev- on 12-17-2011

They shouldn't build Gamboa up like this, "The Guy Who Can Beat Mayweather/Pacquiao". They should try to make him his own name, not build him off of other superstars. How about beating Adrien Broner first? Bradley? Rios, Guerrero, Maidana, Peterson,…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (46)
Top Headlines Lamont Peterson, David Avanesyan Promise Fireworks on Feb. 18 DeGale's Trainer Reveals Mayweather Antics From Jack Fight Showtime to Air Linares-Crolla Rematch March 25 From Manchester Frampton Doesn't Believe Santa Cruz Will Try to Box in Rematch Froch: Chavez Jr. is Good Fight For Canelo To Prepare For Golovkin Thurman Trainer: Keith is Faster, Stronger, Smarter Than Garcia Bellew: Haye Has No Real Friends After Booting Adam Booth Gilberto Ramirez Wants The Biggest Fights Possible in 2017 Dale Evans: When I Get My Shot, I’ll Win British Title For Mike Towell Jake Ball To Return, After First Loss, On March 17 Hearn: ITV PPV Idea is Likely Delusion and Greed From Eubank Sr. Conwell: I've Boxed In Higher Class Than Bowen, Will Win That Title Saunders: People Must Realize - GGG, Canelo Must Get Through Me World Boxing Council Breaks Down Ongoing Drug Testing Program Black Hitler - Boxing And The Anti-PBC Effect Danny Garcia: I'm Sure I'll Fight Khan - Once He Rebuilds Career Schaefer: Tony Yoka Could Become The Anthony Joshua of France Terry Flanagan vs. Petr Petrov Will Have U.S. TV, Says Pelullo White: I Won't Do Business With Arum For Pacquiao vs. McGregor! Erick De Leon Aims To Get a Knockout Win on Solo Boxeo Tony Yoka Pumped To Go Pro With Richard Schaefer, Virgil Hunter Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt - Undercard Information Tyron Zeuge vs. Isaac Ekpo - Purse Bid Ordered For January 31 David Haye: Bellew Looked Fat and Nervous - He'll Be KO'd Quick Funeka Warns Pacquiao To Take Horn Serious or Suffer Shock Loss Braekhus vs. Svensson is Pushed Back To February 24 Liam Williams vs. Liam Smith For WBO European Belt, April 8 Photos: Fury, Saunders, Adams, Smith-Williams, Flanagan Presser Chocolatito: No Problem Facing Cuadras, But Focus is on Rungvisai Hearn: No Interest in Khan's Proposed 70-30 Split for Brook Bout Yuriorkis Gamboa Inks Promotional With Golden Boy Promotions Nicola Adams Turns Pro With Frank Warren, Will Debut On April 8 Top Rank President Lays Out Michael Conlan's Plan To Stardom Cancer-Free Father Made Camp Less Stressful for Leo Santa Cruz Lara's Coach: Canelo Does Not Have The Style To Beat Golovkin Angel Garcia: Danny Could Ruin Thurman's Career, Like Matthysse's Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Ali, Cotto-Kirkland, Jack, More Judge Sets Down Terms To Lift Ban on Edwin Valero Movie Nicola Adams Leaves Team GB Boxing Setup, Free To Pursue Other Opportunities Steve Goodwin Updates on Stable, Looks Ahead, Reflects on 2016
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement