Gamboa fought Jimenez w/ his right hand injured!

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  1. kg75k9

    kg75k9 White Belt

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    Gamboa fought D.Jimenez with his right hand injured! He was interviewed tonight by a Spanish network. His right hand is terribly swollen.
     
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    Gamboa got his right hand injured three days before his fight with Jimenez, and they couldnt cancel the fight cause it was too late.
     
  3. JMyersDTN

    JMyersDTN Sherdog Writer: Joseph Myers

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    Yes, they could've canceled the fight, but they chose not to. I accept this as a little bit of an excuse for his performance, but from what I've read and heard, it still sounds like he has work to do.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    If he injured it then he did it the day he was at Top Rank sparring. And I'm not positive he did it then. Jimenez has a hard head, I'd sooner believe he did it in the fight itself, but realized it's more convenient to say it happened before.
     
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    JMyersDTN Sherdog Writer: Joseph Myers

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    A boxer making an excuse for a sub-par performance? Say it ain't so......
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Well, depends on the term "excuse"...I hate when the Public demands to know "what happened", and a Fighter obliges, only to get shit on for it. That's just stupid.

    But if he's lying about WHEN it happened, then yeah, he deserves the scrutiny.
     
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    JMyersDTN Sherdog Writer: Joseph Myers

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    I can see your point. Nothing wrong with telling the truth as long as it's the whole truth.
     
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    Gamboa needs to work on his defence rapidly ... Yeah he has some great reflexes but thats risky if u hands anit high. That showed when he walked into Jimenez's right hand in the 4th round.

    I was quite impressed with his hand speed and how he set up his combo's thou..

    Overall a decent performance ... Funny that they where quoting him as the next Mayweather thou .. Hell of along way to go before he can even be compared to Floyd.
     
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    Ive watched all of Gamboas perfrormances so far, he didnt show the power hes used to showing. He also admitted he had learned a lot from last fight, and admitted he still has to work on his defence(which is an issue he had with his trainer in Cuba). So i dont thing was making up excuses about his flaws or performance. Despite his flaws, he has to be given a lot of credit for fight in that condition.
     
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    Gamboa said he injured in on Wednesday, that is 3 days before the fight, while training...
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Asking him to put his hands up is a lot to ask. If he keeps his hands high, then he's not going to be able to use the same kind of footwork he uses. There's a subtle balance issue here that people are ignoring when they say all he needs to do is keep his hands high.

    If he's going to use wacky head-movement, I think the Philly Shell stance would be better suited for it, and he doesn't use that style as best he could. Guzman does, which is one of the things I feel has kept Guzman safer at the higher levels.

    Hmm, well it didn't show in his sparring. Like I said given the course of the fight I'd still be more inclined to believe he injured it on Darling's head.
     
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    People bash Gamboa for a poor performance but they have to realize he fought a very very tough Jimenez who took his best shots and kept coming. You can't expect Gamboa to KO every fighter he faces.

    At the same time I think it's stupid for Gamboa to act the way he is for winning in a dominant fashion. It's almost like he expects every opponent he faces to fall down in the first round and that's just not going to happen.
     
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    sounds like he is trying 2 put out some excuse 4 his performance. he was hype alot and showed very little. i don't think he is as good as promised. he really didn't favor his hand in the fight.
     
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    Perhaps a stupid question: obviously, it's harder for Gamboa to throw his right if it's injured. But, does an injured hand play any role in defense? Does catching punches on your gloves hurt a great deal if the hand is injured?
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That would depend on the nature of the injury. I had a hurt forefinger knuckle for a while, defense didn't hurt, neither did punching with the last 3 knuckles as opposed to the first two. But landing with the first two hurt like a sumbtich.
     
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    What are your monthly dues at Top Rank out of curiosity?
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Depends on your level. Sparring partners are $50, mid-level are $100, and Champs are $200. So mine are $50, and that's without trainer fees, but Mike isn't too tough on Diego and I.
     
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    He sure threw it a lot of times at full force. I don't buy it.
     
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    Shizzy West Side Romo Wolf Pack

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    Not bad.
     
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    deadpool H***an Chop!!

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    So does that include training w/out sparring? The competition there must be pretty steep (at least for a bum like me), and those prices aren't bad if thats what you are looking for!
     

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