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Gamboa cruises against Ponce De Leon

Updated: September 11, 2011, 11:35 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa's talent has never been in question. He is fast -- really fast -- and powerful. He is a gifted fighter, groomed during his stellar amateur days as a star on the powerhouse Cuban national team.

In 2004, he cruised to an Olympic gold medal and, like many of his teammates, eventually defected, leaving behind family and friends to pursue his professional dreams.

Everything is working out how he had hoped since he fled ...

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