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Gamboa says he has the perfect style for Crawford

Photo: Rey Sanchez

Photo: Rey Sanchez

In advance of the WBO lightweight title bout between Yuriokis Gamboa and Terence Crawford, an open media workout was held at Iron Mike Promotions Gym with Gamboa’s promoter, 50 Cent, on hand.

“Gamboa has been with me from the beginning. I got the opportunity to see his talents early on,” said the New York rapper.

“He’s here in Miami training hard and this is going to be a great fight.”

Gamboa participated in sparring and pad work in preparation for his HBO televised showdown against Crawford next weekend in Nebraska and also touched on a number of subjects with the media.

On fighting the taller, rangier Crawford:

“Coming from Cuba, the guys were technical and had size, and I fought them a lot. Me, I’ve perfected my strategy to fighting these type of fighters.”

On working with Floyd Mayweather Sr.:

“We worked on defense and counter punching.  I know I tend to put my hands down and we worked on that.”

On what he’s trying to accomplish against Crawford:

“The first objective is not only to win the championship, it’s to give SMS Promotions a better advantage.  I feel they have left them [SMS Promotions] on the side and not given them fights because they don’t them to have a champion.”

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with SMS Promotions, PS4 and Tecate, Crawford vs. Gamboa will be the 12-round main event, airing live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, from Century Link Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

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