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Col Reb
I read on espn where Gamboa may be facing Bradley. What's the rush? He's moved up to 130 and he's short. I understand he wants a big payday, and he does have big skills, but why not get one of featherweights to move up to 130 for a fight? There are several names in that division. A fight at 135 with Broner would be fun, once he's available, but I cannot understand why he'd try to jump three divisions. It'll be a mismatch.
daprofessor
50.
mitukczuk
big skills?
mrchitown
Heard about it a couple of days ago over at ESB. They just leading a lamb to slaughter, he has a minimal shot at beating Bradley. Seems like 50 and Arum cashing out on some fighters

Mikey Garcia called Gamboa out after his fight, and it seems that TR is interested in making that fight too. Regardless, I don't think Gamboa beats either fighter, might as well take the better payday.

Also, Rafael said that he's heard rumblings that TR is willing to take step aside money in order to allow Bradley to fight Mayweather in May.
checkleft
Wouldn't be surprised if they are screwing Gamboa again. Remember not too long ago they wanted him to fight the middleweight of the lightweight division aka rios
Dolimite
QUOTE (checkleft @ Jan 21 2013, 06:31 AM) *
Wouldn't be surprised if they are screwing Gamboa again. Remember not too long ago they wanted him to fight the middleweight of the lightweight division aka rios


Not too long ago his promoter was saying that he wanted to fight Floyd. It is obvious that 50 has no idea how to manage or promote. If Yurkois is your only means of making real money you protect him and get the ring rust off of him. Hell he even called out The Problem Broner. I mean this guy wants to fight everyone from 130 to 147. Next thing you know he will be calling out Alvarez and knowing Saul he would gladly accept the fight!
Franchize
50 is going to get this kid killed. Then he'll be ripping yet another "friend" in the media as he always does. Gamboa should have said thanks but no thanks to 50 to begin with and kept that line of communication, most importantly the gym ties, to Mayweather. After Gamboa's last fight, I kinda lost all enthusiasm for him. I wanna see him fight Juan Manuel Lopez still for some reason (I like to be able to check off the fights I always wanted to see lol). After that, I could give a flying fuck about this guy anymore lol. He doesn't seem to take himself serious enough so I find it hard to take him serious myself.
Kratza
Gamboa needs to stop listening to the voices in his head (50 and Arum) they are going to kill his career, I only see devastation if he's moves up because i know he can't take a punch from a powerful 126-135 pounder so how is he going to be able to take a punch from a fully-fledged welterweight (excluding Malignaggi and Bradley)
Dolimite
QUOTE (Kratza @ Jan 21 2013, 10:05 AM) *
Gamboa needs to stop listening to the voices in his head (50 and Arum) they are going to kill his career, I only see devastation if he's moves up because i know he can't take a punch from a powerful 126-135 pounder so how is he going to be able to take a punch from a fully-fledged welterweight (excluding Malignaggi and Bradley)


You forgot Mosley!
Kratza
QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 21 2013, 05:11 PM) *
You forgot Mosley!

IF Mosely catches Gamboa then its lights out
checkleft
QUOTE (Kratza @ Jan 21 2013, 12:16 PM) *
IF Mosely catches Gamboa then its lights out

Exactly! Since when is mosley featherfisted!?!? Lol
daprofessor
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jan 21 2013, 02:22 AM) *
Heard about it a couple of days ago over at ESB. They just leading a lamb to slaughter, he has a minimal shot at beating Bradley. Seems like 50 and Arum cashing out on some fighters

Mikey Garcia called Gamboa out after his fight, and it seems that TR is interested in making that fight too. Regardless, I don't think Gamboa beats either fighter, might as well take the better payday.

Also, Rafael said that he's heard rumblings that TR is willing to take step aside money in order to allow Bradley to fight Mayweather in May.


step aside money for who?
daprofessor
QUOTE (Franchize @ Jan 21 2013, 12:51 PM) *
50 is going to get this kid killed. Then he'll be ripping yet another "friend" in the media as he always does. Gamboa should have said thanks but no thanks to 50 to begin with and kept that line of communication, most importantly the gym ties, to Mayweather. After Gamboa's last fight, I kinda lost all enthusiasm for him. I wanna see him fight Juan Manuel Lopez still for some reason (I like to be able to check off the fights I always wanted to see lol). After that, I could give a flying fuck about this guy anymore lol. He doesn't seem to take himself serious enough so I find it hard to take him serious myself.


i think he's a foreign kid in a foreign land with suspicions of everyone including the closest ppl to him. i think he's still trying to figure it all out. sad part is...he probably isn't educated enough to understand any of it and is being pulled in several directions. he has the athleticism and talent to be something great...unfortunately, he doesn't have the ppl around him to help make that happen. i'd like to see him knock some of the rust off and make a serious run..one weight division at a time, starting with his current division. once he's done that...then he can get to the broners and bradleys of the world.
mrchitown
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 21 2013, 12:43 PM) *
step aside money for who?


Bradley
daprofessor
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jan 21 2013, 02:07 PM) *
Bradley


i don't get it...who is the mandatory that's getting stepped aside by who?
mrchitown
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 21 2013, 01:16 PM) *
i don't get it...who is the mandatory that's getting stepped aside by who?


My bad, let me explain...the step aside money would be for TR and Arum to allow Bradley to challenge Mayweather on May 4th

Here's the link to the article http://espn.go.com/blog/dan-rafael/post/_/...-in-discussions
Kratza
QUOTE (checkleft @ Jan 21 2013, 05:36 PM) *
Exactly! Since when is mosley featherfisted!?!? Lol

People maybe going off his recent performances
Cheesey1
If it happens then Bradley will be one happy S.o.B.

Interesting that we haven't heard anything form Andre Dirrell.
Obviously pure speculation on my part, but might he be trying to get out of his contract with 50 before his promoter puts him in the ring with a heayweight?
daprofessor
QUOTE (Cheesey1 @ Jan 21 2013, 06:57 PM) *
If it happens then Bradley will be one happy S.o.B.

Interesting that we haven't heard anything form Andre Dirrell.
Obviously pure speculation on my part, but might he be trying to get out of his contract with 50 before his promoter puts him in the ring with a heayweight?


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Cshel86
Hope this one doesn't happen. I mean, what tha fuck for? What is it proving?

It's starting to remind me of Dawson/Ward. Dawson was looking like an idiot, saying that he's gonna be the next Super Middleweight Champion of the world. What sense does that make, KNOWING that Dawson is super slender for 175, so 168 was pushing it. He took a pay cut, an asshoopin', and he quit. All of that, for what?

Gamboa is somewhat stuck in that weight class identity crisis, where it's hard to find competition in his class. He can have a good run at 130, and get railroaded by Broner at 135. No way in hell Gamboa needs to skip up to 147 and take that beating from Tim.

Its bad enough that he almost moved up to 135 for the Rios fight, but to try another 3 weight classes?! Give me a break. As a matter of fact, give him the fight, let him get his ass kicked, and get him out of the picture.

He's a vulnerable fighter that's stuck in the weight class identity crisis...at least Donaire has enough skill to stay out of harm's way when he moves up. They may as well make Gamboa/Lopez at 130 (to see if it has any sense of spark left in it)
mikE11
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jan 21 2013, 12:22 AM) *
Heard about it a couple of days ago over at ESB. They just leading a lamb to slaughter, he has a minimal shot at beating Bradley. Seems like 50 and Arum cashing out on some fighters

Mikey Garcia called Gamboa out after his fight, and it seems that TR is interested in making that fight too. Regardless, I don't think Gamboa beats either fighter, might as well take the better payday.

Also, Rafael said that he's heard rumblings that TR is willing to take step aside money in order to allow Bradley to fight Mayweather in May.


Gamboa would be a stupid fight for Garcia, imo. Along the lines of 'be careful what you ask for'.

Right now, Garcia has a very nice HBO win and a belt and a pretty record. He's 25.

This is when you make some money, continue to build the name, and then start looking for superfights.
He is situated nicely at featherweight with some very excellent, SMALLER, fighters immediately below him, and guys like John available to solidify his claim at feather while things sort out. Gamboa doesn't even bring a belt to the table right now, he just brings a shitload of talent and risk.
mrchitown
QUOTE (mikE11 @ Jan 22 2013, 03:01 PM) *
Gamboa would be a stupid fight for Garcia, imo. Along the lines of 'be careful what you ask for'.

Right now, Garcia has a very nice HBO win and a belt and a pretty record. He's 25.

This is when you make some money, continue to build the name, and then start looking for superfights.
He is situated nicely at featherweight with some very excellent, SMALLER, fighters immediately below him, and guys like John available to solidify his claim at feather while things sort out. Gamboa doesn't even bring a belt to the table right now, he just brings a shitload of talent and risk.


He's a big risk but Gamboa has too many vulnerabilities. I say let that fight build and get Gamboa a belt, but whenever they lace up I'd take Mikey
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