Gamboa Steps Up Into A Higher Star Category With Exciting Win Over Solis...WOODS
Please weigh in and share with TSS Universe about what you'd like to see Gamboa do next. (Chris Farina) Jorge Solis was in way over his head when he stepped in the ring with Yuriorkis Gamboa, the Cuban born hitter who possesses possibly the fastest hands in the business today. That head was aching from power shots which sent Solis to the mat twice in the second of the main event from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday evening, which was televised on HBO.
In the third, he got crumpled again at the end of the round, from a short and nasty left hook, which come to think of it, might be a good nickname for Gamboa, "Short and Nasty." The end, which really came the minute Solis (age 31; from Mexico) signed for the bout, came in round four. Solis went down from a right with two minutes to go, and the Cuban blasted him on the ropes, forcing ref David Fields to stop the scrap when Solis dropped to his knees, face in the floor. The time was 1:31 of the fourth, and with that the 29-year-old Gamboa, who it looks like has finally understood that fierce flurrying, and flashy KOs, get the people juiced waaay more than UD12 Ws, climbed to 20-0. Time for a superfight showdown for him, please.
Gamboa went 78-194, to 29-107 on the night.
Max Kellerman talked to Gamboa after. He was asked if he'll ever fight JuanMa. He said Top Rank will put that very far away because "he doesn't have what is neccesary to beat me." Chris John, or someone at 130, he said, might be next. JuanMa hopped into the ring, and got his two cents in. He said he'd be happy to fight Gamboa after he fights Orlando Salido on April 16.
Solis said after that compared to Pacquiao, Gamboa hits harder.
FOLLOW WOODS ON TWITTER HERE https://twitter.com/#!/Woodsy1069---Site unseen, I will pick the kid from California over the kid from Connecticut just about every time. The schooling in Cali is superior to the East Coast, especially for lighter weight hitters like Mikey Garcia. He showed he was the more skilled guy, but not necesarily the man with more heart, as Matt Remillard from Connecticut hung on as long as humanely possible against a fighter with too much in his arsenal. The Remillard corner told the ref that their guy was done after the tenth round, a rough ride in which he went down three times.
---Nick Charles, doing his best to kick cancer's tail, called the first fight, and was as classy as ever as he thanked HBO for the gig.
---Tommy Z won a UD4 over Caleb Grummet.