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Gamboa on the fast track toward a world title

Seven months into 2008, Yuriorkis Gamboa seems a lock to win the prospect of the year award. The Cuban's one-round blowout of Al Seeger on Friday certainly bolstered his credentials, writes Dan Rafael.

Originally Published: July 21, 2008
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:

Saturday at Chekhov, Russia

HeavyweightAlexander Povetkin KO4 Taurus Sykes

Records: Povetkin, 16-0, 12 KOs; Sykes, 25-5, 7 KOs

Rafael's remark: For Povetkin, the next stop is a shot at Wladimir Klitschko's unified heavyweight title now that he blitzed through Sykes, as expected, in a tune-up fight in his hometown. Povetkin, 28, the 2004 Olympic super ...

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