What Happened With Gamboa?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by KeedCubano, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. deyell

    deyell MOLECULE FROM HELL. Full Member

    Aug 10, 2015
    signing with 50 cent = room-temperature IQ
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  2. Bustajay

    Bustajay Feel the Steel/Balls Deep Full Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    G unit
    Should stick with music and acting
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  3. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    Tell you what, this is not a lie, when I first read "50 Cent signs Gamboa" I thought "I didn't know Gamboa could rap".

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  4. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
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  5. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Gamboa was a good and exciting fighter who just couldn't live up to the hype that many adorned him with.
  6. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    But chinny and fragile with poor defense. But of a Khan issue IMO with more talent and skills.
  7. Zhuge Liang

    Zhuge Liang Active Member Full Member

    Jun 30, 2018
    He has the potential to be featherweight hall-of-famer, but he just doesn't have the mind and discipline to work on his career. Seems nobody giving him right advice either.
  8. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Agrred! If he fought a more defensive style like Rigo, he could have been great. God bless him for liking to mix it up.
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  9. Curtis Lowe

    Curtis Lowe Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    I remember promoters were positioning Gamboa for a super fight with Juan Manuel Lopez . In trying to build the hype for the fight the promoters pushed the date back, in the mean Lopez gets KO'ed by Salido twice, killing the fight/payday and Lopez's career. With Lopez gone there was no big name/big fight/big payday for Gamboa, which I think took something out of Gamboa.
  10. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    That wiuld have been a scrap. Lopez lost to Salido if I'm not mistaken.
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  11. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    I don't think he was that chinny, he was taking bombs to the jaw from tank. He has a tendency to drop his hands during brutal exchanges as like macho type thing and he gets clipped. As cuban fighters go, he was fun as hell to watch.
  12. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    He’s really one of the more biggest disappointments who had so much talent and potential but instead wasted his career, much like Joan Guzman. Fact is that he never improved on his flaws, defense was always poor, over aggression and recklessness has put him down far too often, chin was never that strong, and he never had good ring IQ to help him when his speed diminished. Signing with 50 Cent was the worst career decision he made that led to his downfall.

    Makes me sad to see him this washed up. At his best he was so exciting to watch, he was like RJJ mixed with Mike Tysons ferocity. I remember when he had so much hype around him. Had he fixed his technical deficiencies and signed with a better promoter he could have been so much more.
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  13. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    The hurricane had become a tropical storm
  14. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    I will never forgive the fact that we had to miss out on Gamboa vs Juanma Lopez. :ohno
  15. 941Jeremy

    941Jeremy Active Member Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    He was a great talent. He suffered from poor promotion more than anything. I remember when Arum was trying to force him to move up 2 weight classes to fight Bam Bam Rios when there were good fights to be made in his own division. Then a year or 2 later he was forced up 2 divisions and fed to Crawford. He was skilled enough to have a decent reign in his division and would have fared well against Mikey, Lopez, Donaire, Uchiyama, John, Fortuna, Roman or whoever else that was around his weight class at the time. It's a shame that he didn't build up a better resume