Traveling Hands: Yuriorkis Gamboa Fails to Dethrone Terence Crawford


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For the most part, Gamboa did not have the firepower to hurt Crawford, and he could not have made it easier for Crawford to break through with one hard counter after another once he began to decelerate. At featherweight, Gamboa could get away with his reckless hands-down, chin-up approach—his supersonic speed guaranteed a certain amount of leeway—but at 135 pounds he looked sluggish and disorderly. His chin, as undependable as something produced by General Motors, gave way in the fifth round when a right hook from Crawford connected flush and sent Gamboa reeling. A few cuffing follow-up punches later and Gamboa was down on the canvas, taking the mandatory eight-count for the umpteenth time in his career. Read “Traveling Hands: Yuriorkis Gamboa Fails to Dethrone Terence Crawford” on Remezcla.

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