Re: Donaire vs John next year
Arum had the same problem with Gamboa as he does with Rigo. These Cubans are extremely talented but aren't draws.
So Bob was trying to build JuanMa/Gamboa up and it's not as if he was matching them soft. We look at all these potential fights from a fans point of view but unfortunately the way boxing is structured fights have to make financial sense before they are made. Arum had this extremely popular, fan-friendly Puerto Rican guy who was a star in his country and building a profile in the US. Why would he put him in with this extremely dangerous, unknown Cuba?
Bob's plan was to get Gamboa known to the masses before making the fight. But yeah, Salido happened.