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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"

    Naku! OMFG! Why is anybody SURPRISED? Like I've said 90 percent of the top guns are using roids and PEDs to get eye-candy looks for their bodies for the freaks and geeks. That syet is in. The old-school ectomorph body is too thin. And the corruped boxing commissions are turning their craniums the other way. They are just concern about big PAY. And they don't actually give a hard fart how the combatants play. Just don't get caught, and you will be fine. In this seedy business of legal mayhem, the light bulb on being honest about roids and PEDs won't ever shine.

    The game is also all about the myths. The myths exist nowadays that that jive helps performance. But it only woos and "Oh SYET" freaky judges who are booty blinded by those swollen muscles that don't help you adroitly fight. But they will get you a gift win, because that syet is definitely IN!

    Look how many times that Gamboa has been put on his arse. And look how many times that big, old Jameel McCline has been knocked da double fudge OUT! And that long-chinned freak that heavyweight king Doc Wladamir whupped up on in his last bout is on suspension for being full of dat syet. See that stuff doesn't mean jack. It is boxing skills that are all that and a bag of chips and da straight-up Mack. Holla!

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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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    50 cent just gave an interview on performing gamboa into the ring. 50 sent said. I, me,mine over 1000 times. he mentioned gamboa and dib twice. 50 cent is not about the boxers. 50 cent is about 50 cent getting his grubby hands into the sport so he can slide down a rope.

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    @Deepwater im with u 50 don't give a fu©k and a half about his fighters just like he didn't care about the artist he had sign to the unit.

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    BoxeoMichoacan somebody in his circle will spill the beans one day im sure of that.

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    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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    Ditto, CC! You hit it straight on. Big muscle ain't jack in boxing. It is technique, know how and mean savviness that win. Haters reaching for Da Manny being on roids and PEDs, are feathers blowing in the wind. That muscle jive is candy for the above that I named.

    In Fight V, that will probably take place in Mexico or the Middle East, PEDs Hulkquez will morph back into Juan Manuel Marquez, because he won't need to impress an audience and judges with eye candy and mythical bullsyetology with size and bulk.

    And BTW, JMM will get fudged up badly in Fight V. But he will be phatly paid. Holla!

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    BTW, CC, there are the accepted roids and PEDs of L-Arginine and Maca that do well in delivering oxygen to the muscles. Spinach, walnuts and beets do the same. Only the dumb@$$es will use that illegal syet.

    Old school trainers know that 80 percent of the power and speed come from the diet. Don't let the internet fakers, busters and phoneys blind you to da in da knows. A fighter with an inproper diet is a firecracker, not a gun, cannon or nuke. The jiving wackos in cyberspace make me puke. Holla!

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

    And Radam, this is why you remain the mainstay here in the Universe. Ditto CC is correct, you beat me to it. Your Internet faker rant is spot on, and your loyalty to your countryman, even after he was electrocuted in IV is unwavering. Of course, it should also be noted, that in an alternate reality your guy may not have won yet, although at the time of the stoppage I had him no more than nine minutes from the finish line.

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