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Old 03-04-2013, 07:48 AM   #54
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Default Re: Gamboa looking to go to 135 to face Broner

Originally Posted by Uncle Rico View Post
65" inch reach to 71".

Gamboa is a level of opponent that Broner hasn't even come close to fighting, but he [Gamboa] is at a size disadvantage that he's never experienced before. Especially with that reach. Can't stress enough how important that will be if they were to fight. Taller, bigger, almost as fast and a more powerful guy can be a problem if he's able to touch you from a distance.

Edit: But one thing that would work in Gamboa's favour, is Broner's **** footwork.
Gamboa just has to fight how he did as an amateur, he was often competing against tall opponents who were just as fast as him. Reach is one of the most over rated physical aspects of boxing imo. If you have timing and footwork then it becomes completely irrelevant. Case in point Andre Ward, he has midget arms compared to everyone but he still outboxes them from the outside. Especially when he was an amateur in the 81kg weight class.
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