Originally Posted by Flea Man
He weighed in at what...148/149 the other week?
A real shame though. He didn't need 'em and didn't need to bulk up, he was the optimum feather.
Yeah, I agree with this. There's a thread at the moment about how ignorant boxers are in regards to their nutrition, and that's something I agree with, but they're also very ignorant about the benefits and negatives of PEDs. People think they are superdrugs which will transform themselves into stronger, faster, better athletes with more stamina but that's not really the case. Look at the negative effects steroids had on Vargas when he took them for the fight with De La Hoya. It's not uncommon to hear of a guy cheating after a sub-par performance.
PEDs do come with a negative side. For many fighters, and I'd include Gamboa in this, they're better off staying natural.