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Report: Yuriorkis Gamboa Linked To PED Supplier

by David P. Greisman

A bombshell investigation by the Miami New Times into an anti-aging clinic in the city revealed several notable athletes as clients and strongly suggests that they were recipients of performance enhancing drugs.

One of those athletes is Yuriorkis Gamboa, the Cuban Olympic gold medalist who has gone on to capture two featherweight titles and an interim 130-pound belt in the pro ranks.

The Miami New Times article cites a notebook dating back to 2009 that the newspaper received from an employee of the now-closed clinic. In it, the article says, is a listing of the drugs Gamboa was allegedly receiving from Biogenesis and Anthony Bosch.

“In the 2009 notebook, Bosch outlines an extensive program he was shipping to Gamboa. In addition to protein powders and calcium/magnesium/zinc compounds, he included a six-day-a-week HGH regime, IGF-1, and a cream with 20 percent testosterone,” the article said.

“What's more, Bosch even notes that Gamboa's next bout is scheduled against Brandon Rios the following April and writes, ‘Start clean-up Dec. 1’ — presumably giving the boxer enough time to pass doping tests. (The fight against Rios was later canceled, but Gamboa won two other fights by TKO and KO that January and February.),” the article said.

[It should be noted that those Gamboa wins were actually in early 2009, not in 2012, when Gamboa-Rios would have been taking place.]

HGH is human growth hormone. IGF-1, according to the article, “stimulates insulin production and muscle growth.” It has been banned in sports such as baseball.

The 31-year-old Gamboa is 22-0 with 16 knockouts and last fought on Dec. 8, outpointing Michael Farenas on the undercard to Juan Manuel Marquez’s knockout of Manny Pacquiao.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;12976020]The things he is saying are the things the product claims. Had he been spot injecting IGF-1 like bodybuilders or other athletes do, then it absolutely could have had an impact. Spot injecting however, is high dose, Deer Antler Velvet…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=PACnPBFsuck;12974263]According to this doctor, it can repair nerve damage really well, now like somebody said on ESPN, Ray Lewis is the perfect person to take this because the NFL doesn't test for this and he only has a few games…

Comment by DannYankee on 01-30-2013

[QUOTE=straightleft;12974367]It's nothing worst than hiring a trainer known for his expertise of making undetectable PEDs and supplied it to numerous athletes at highest level.[/QUOTE] Ok we get it you're mad cause you think JMM was roiding when he knocked Pac…

Comment by samouraï on 01-30-2013

[QUOTE=Dr Rumack;12973973]Armstrong never really succumbed to the pressure. Rather it was the case that admitting it became a better strategy for managing the fallout and regaining some modicum of control over the situation. After the USADA report was released, nobody,…

Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 01-30-2013

[QUOTE=Cubanborn87;12974285]gamboa said he went there for nutrition only, he says he will release his side of the story before the super bowl[/QUOTE] He shouldn't need time to release his side of the story. That just tells me he's preparing a…

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