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Yuriorkis Gamboa Beats Ponce De Leon, Technical Nod

By Chris LaBate

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - Featherweight contender Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16KOs) won an eight round technical decision over Daniel Ponce De Leon (41-4, 34KOs). The scores were 80-72, 79-73 and 79-73.

After a slow feeling out round, Gamboa was picking up the pace in the second with quick accurate punches. Ponce De Leon was throwing wide shots that were missing but he was keeping a tight defense and making a good account of himself. As the rounds played out, Gamboa was landing the more accurate punches, which Ponce De Leon took well and continue to come forward with his own counters. In the eigth round, there was a clash of heads that opened up a bad cut on the head of Ponce De Leon. The doctor examined the cut and stopped the contest. Because they completed four rounds, the fight went to the scorecards.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cubanborn87 on 09-13-2011

[QUOTE=Samadafish;11129206]Dude I'm from PR and I admit that Garcia wud embarrass gamboas overhyped ass. & juanma well it's a coin toss their both hype jobs[/QUOTE] lol hater............. he is such a hypejob he keeps beating everyone and its not even…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 09-13-2011

[QUOTE=budfr;11120787]I watched the fight. Yes, yuriorkis won but Ponce was never hurt and it was because of a head-butt thrown on purpose by Yuriorkis, who never went toe to toe with Ponce; afraid of his power.[/QUOTE] ponce quit bro there…

Comment by Samadafish on 09-13-2011

[QUOTE=Dustaine;11119197]He manhandles García, who hasn't done anything worthy in the ring, and spanks Juanma back home.[/QUOTE] Dude I'm from PR and I admit that Garcia wud embarrass gamboas overhyped ass. & juanma well it's a coin toss their both hype…

Comment by Samadafish on 09-13-2011

Can anybody say hype job ! lol this b!tch talks so much **** & has never fought anybody...

Comment by budfr on 09-11-2011

I watched the fight. Yes, yuriorkis won but Ponce was never hurt and it was because of a head-butt thrown on purpose by Yuriorkis, who never went toe to toe with Ponce; afraid of his power.

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