Yuriorkis Gamboa Wins Over Orlando Salido

By Reema, Gaea News Network
Sunday, September 12, 2010

LAS VEGAS (GaeaTimes.com)- On Saturday night after a 12 round play, World Boxing Association featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa was able to outpoint Orlando Salido and win the IBF title after a title unification bout. The bout that was held at Palms Casino turned out to be an exciting one as both the players came forward with some great play. At the end of the 12th round Yuriorkis Gamboa was declared the winner with the scoreboard reading 116-109, 114-109 and 115-109 in his favor.

Orlando Salido on Saturday seemed in no mood to allow Yuriorkis Gamboa win the bout. However, he always remained a step behind Yuriorkis Gamboa who got and early lead over his opponent. In the very first round of the game, Yuriorkis Gamboa delivered a left hook on Orlando Salido that left the defending IBF title holder staggering on to the floor. However, towards the middle rounds it was Orlando Salido who came forward with some great strokes and in round eight he scored a knockdown against Yuriorkis Gamboa. But for the rest of the game it was again Yuriorkis Gamboa who led. Early in the twelfth round Yuriorkis Gamboa knocked down Orlando Salido to claim the title.

However, Yuriorkis Gamboa’s play was marred with many fouls for which he was penalized twice. He was warned by referee Joe Cortez for holding the head of Orlando Salido during a clinch and also for later throwing a late punch. Two points from the scores of Yuriorkis Gamboa was deducted for hitting his opponent while he was down. After the win Yuriorkis Gamboa said to media sources that it was one of his greatest fights against a good opponent.

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