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Photos: Crawford, Gamboa Go Face To Face in Omaha
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OMAHA, NEB. – Undefeated world champions TERENCE CRAWFORD, the Pride of Omaha, and Cuban sensation YURIORKIS GAMBOA, who share identical 23-0 (16 KOs) professional ring records, will battle for Crawford’s newly-won World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight title, Saturday, June 28, at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.  This will be the first world championship fight Omaha has hosted in 42 years, when Joe Frazier successfully defended his heavyweight title against Nebraska’s-own Ron Stander in 1972.  It is also a professional homecoming for Crawford, who has not fought in his home state since 2011.  The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, in its first-ever visit to Omaha, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. 

Tags: Yuriorkis Gamboa , photos , Terence Crawford , Crawford-Gamboa , Crawford vs. Gamboa



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comment by CubanGuyNYC, on 05-09-2014
[QUOTE=PBP]July 10 right? I'm going to be out of town at the Canelo/Lara fight.[/QUOTE] Yeah. Sorry you won't be there, bro. At least you'll be attending a major boxing event, though. I would've gone myself, if my Vegas connection was still intact. Enjoy!

comment by VatoMulatto, on 05-09-2014
Even though Crawford is the naturally bigger guy I'm not sure he's physically stronger than Gamboa. Gamboa is very explosive and he's faster than Crawford and that's going to be something that Crawford will struggle with. Crawford is a highly skilled boxer though with good defence and knows how t...

comment by PBP, on 05-09-2014
[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC]Anything can happen, right? I'm just not betting on it. :lol1: BTW, are you going to the Barthelemy fight in July?[/QUOTE] July 10 right? I'm going to be out of town at the Canelo/Lara fight.

comment by CubanGuyNYC, on 05-09-2014
[QUOTE=PBP]Yeah I think he bit off more than he could chew here. But if anyone has the talent to pull off the unexpected it is him. Sure as hell one of the most naturally gifted fighters I've ever seen.[/QUOTE] Anything can happen, right? I'm just not betting on it. :lol1: BTW, are you goi...

comment by PBP, on 05-09-2014
[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC]What about when they were talking Pacquiao? lol Yuri's in the sad position to be ultra-talented, but undersized. At least Rigo has the sense to fight within his natural bounds.[/QUOTE] Yeah I think he bit off more than he could chew here. But if anyone has the talent to ...

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