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    Newspaper Says Gamboa Linked to "East Coast BALCO"


    Boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa's name popped up in a story running in the Miami New Times which focused on Anthony Bosch, the former head of a anti-aging clinic called Biogenesis, which closed last month.
    The story says that the Times came to possess Biogenesis records, including a spreadsheet which lists the names of standout professional athletes, like the NY Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, SF Giants OF Melky Cabrera and Gamboa. The clinic peddled HGH, testosterone and anabolic steroids, apparently, and the writer Tim Elfrink spoke to six customers and two ex employees to get a sense of what was occurring at Biogenesis. The names of Bosch and his father, Dr. Pedro Bosch, popped up in the news in 2009, when baseballer Manny Ramirez was suspended for PED usage. The DEA was then looking at the Bosch's for providing Ramirez with HCG, a hormone used in some cases to restore or maintain testicular size, which can be affected by PED use. They were not charged with a crime at that time.
    The Times story refers to Biogenesis as an "East Coast version of BALCO," the chemistry lab/PED warehouse-shop which was run by the notorious Victor Conte, who is today involved with strength, conditioning and supplement advice to high level pro boxers, including Nonito Donaire.
    In notebooks believed to be written by Bosch, it is indicated that Gamboa was given HGH, testosterone cream and substance called IGF-1, which is used to aid in building muscle mass and strength. HGH and IGF are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and use of testosterone would need to be signed off on by an athletic commission, and prescribed by a physician.
    An April 2012 fight between Gamboa (22-0, 16 KOs) and Brandon Rios, which was cancelled when Gamboa had a falling out with then promoter Top Rank, is referenced in the Times article. Bosch seemingly wrote that "clean-up" would need to begin on Dec. 1--presumably Dec. 1, 2011--for Gamboa. "Clean up" is not defined, but the implication is clear.
    The Times tried to reach Gamboa through his trainer, but the fighter didn't respond.
    Gamboa, after parting with Top Rank, is now promoted by rapper 50 Cents' SMS Promotions. Gamboa is the top fighter signed to 50, who also promotes Billy Dib and Celestino Caballero. The 31 year old Cuban defector last fought on Dec. 8, and scored a UD12 win over Michael Farenas. It has been rumored that a deal for his next fight could be near. Apparently, Tim Bradley shot down a fight with Gamboa. The Cuban has expressed interest in fighting Adrien Broner.
    Another Florida PED peddling situation snared a boxer, back in 2007. Reports linked heavyweight Jameel McCline to Signature Pharmacy in Orlando. An AP story from 2007 said McCline received steroids, HGH and testosterone from Infinity Longevity, a Signature subsidiary. Baseball players were outed when a Palm Beach "Rejuvenation Center" were busted, also in 2007, so it seems like there is something of a cluster of cases of this ilk in Florida. A common theme in athletes named in the Bosch situation is they have ties to the Miami area. Gamboa lives in Miami.

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    Re: Newspaper Says Gamboa Linked to "East Coast BALCO"

    steroids dont help in boxing. its more of a disadvantage then advantage. arod should come out of the closet like cruz did. where is 50 cent the drug pusher on this one?

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    Re: Newspaper Says Gamboa Linked to "East Coast BALCO"

    A lot of PED's do not help in boxing but some do. EPO being one them, a.l.a. Mosley in the second de la hoya fight. Blood doping, increasing the delivery of oxygen to one's muscles. Improving stamina, thus maintaining speed, power, throughout the fight. I don't think Pacquiao used steroids, if he had the confidence to sue Golden Girls and Floyd he most likely wasn't doping. Pacquiao looked so good at welterweight not because he was cheating, but because he was fighting washed up dehydrated opponents who were too shot utilize good ring movement, just move straight forward allowing him to attack in angles. Bigger muscles do not equal better boxing, if anything they slow you down. Marquez looked slower than pacquiao in his previous fights

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    And he did get kayoed. That is the nature of the game. Lol! We will see what da haps will be in Fight Five! Tagging in cyberspace doesn't amount to a hill of beans. Holla!

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    I am not trying beef on the internet I'm just merely pointing out the facts, there is no need for tough talk via internet it's retarted. Plus I'm on the east coast, we'd just be forced to tough talk all day until the next time I go to San Diego hahaha or you come to NY

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    Hehehe! Amayseng, SCLA Ali's down-low pal has apparently been syetcanned again. But he is a real Jason, and love him so SCLA Ali. He will find a way back. That gayluv for his man is badly in need. It just be a football thing. Holla!

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    Re: Newspaper Says Gamboa Linked to "East Coast BALCO"

    Bunch of bullies in here anymore.
    Sad.

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    That it is Sta. Rosa, Leyte, Pilipinas. Haha! Holla!

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    AGREED! Because SCLA Ali is talking outta his head. His chances of surviving even 13 seconds are ZERO and NO WAY! And they are both laughing at the ex-footballer. Hehehe! I'm laughing too. Holla!

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