“El Ciclon” Gamboa blows away Al Seeger

Once more Cuban phenomenon Yuriorkis Gamboa backed up all experts who see him as one of the up and coming superstars in boxing. At the “Star of the Desert”-Arena at Terrible’s Casino Resort in Primm, Nevada, the 2004 Olympic gold medallist destroyed former world title contender Al Seeger in only 2:30 minutes in the 1st. “El Ciclon de Guantanamo” literally blew away his 28-year-old opponent with a stunning right to the chin. The fight featured on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights almost looked like Gamboa’s ESPN-debut back in February when he stopped Johnnie Edwards in the 1st as well. It was Gamboa’s 11th win in his 11th pro fight and his first victory after descending from super featherweight (130 lbs.) to featherweight division (126 lbs.).

“That was exactly the Gamboa we all love and want to see”, stated promoter Ahmet Öner. “He just overwhelmed Seeger with all his speed and power. And the final blow was extremely accurate. At the same time his defence looked much better than in his last fight. You could see the effects from his work with Salas. He kept his fists up where they belong but lost nothing from his explosiveness. This was nothing but a world class performance.”

What are the next steps for Gamboa?

“On October 4th he will be back on HBO Boxing After Dark against a top ranked opponent”, says Öner. “After that Gamboa hopefully gets a shot at a world title.”

Article posted on 19.07.2008

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