QUOTE (Box in Hand @ Mar 26 2011, 09:27 PM)
Nice win for Gamboa but I wasn't all that impressed with his overall boxing prowess. He has speed and power but I think at the upper levels he get's picked apart and what's up with all the rabid punches from him?
QUOTE (Box in Hand @ Mar 27 2011, 04:13 AM)
Higher ranked fighters. I know he only has 20 fights but there is something missing. It's that thing that certain fighters have that let you know they are special and I don't see it in him, maybe he'll prove me wrong.
QUOTE (D-MARV @ Mar 27 2011, 07:54 AM)
I just don't see it... Gamboa is a KO waiting to happen. He has great speed and power but he is quite sloppy. A precision puncher will line him up.
After filtering the Russian Standard out of my system, and allowing last night's performance to ferment a bit, I understand where you dudes are coming from.
To me, Gamboa has Macho Camacho type of speed with Duran level power, but he lacks discipline. He fights like a mongoose in the wild. There are no rules and restrictions in the jungle. But if you have ever witnessed mongoose v cobra (or other snakes) fights, the successful mongoose must adapt to the enclosed environment. It takes more discipline.
Gamboa overwhelmed Solis last night, but he looked painfully raw in the professional boxing environment. He was on the verge of having points deducted for low blows and hitting behind the head (probably should have been penalized). He wasted energy throwing too many inconsequential blows when he had Solis in trouble. He leaves himself open too often.
If he does not improve his defense and become more disciplined he will be defeated by a top level boxer by late TKO or decision or DQ.
Gamboa is the most exciting fighter to watch at this time (along with SMartinez). The diamond just needs to be faceted and polished.