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GAMBOA SURVIVES LATE KNOCKDOWN SCARE TO WIN UNANIMOUS DECISION

By Ben Thompson | December 08, 2012
GAMBOA SURVIVES LATE KNOCKDOWN SCARE TO WIN UNANIMOUS DECISION

It wasn't the perfect comeback performance, but undefeated super featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa dominated nonetheless, scoring two knockdowns and surving a late knockdown himself to defeate the very game Michael Farenas via unanimous decision. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.

ROUND 1
Gamboa lands a right to the body. Right hand lands for Gamboa. Left to the body lands for Gamboa. Another. Right hand lands for Gamboa. Farenas gets in a left. Another. They trade hooks. Gamboa jabs to the body. Farenas gets in a left to the body. Round to Gamboa.

Gamboa 10 Farenas 9

ROUND 2
Jab and a right lands for Gamboa. Left hook lands for Farenas. Another. Gamboa digs to the body, but he eats another left from Farenas. Gamboa gets in a nice combination. Farenas gets in a couple more lefts. Right hand from Gamboa floors Farenas. Farenas is up and takes the count. Round to Gamboa.

Gamboa 20 Farenas 17

ROUND 3
Left hook lands for Gamboa and Farenas is wobbly. Nice combination lands for Gamboa. Right hand lands for Gamboa. Nice 1-2 lannds for Gamboa. Another right lands for Gamboa. Left to the body, right hand, and another left upstairs lands for Gamboa. Farenas just misses with a left. Left hook lands for Gamboa. Round to Gamboa.

Gamboa 30 Farenas 26

ROUND 4
Farenas gets in a nice left and a right. Gamboa eats it. Right lands for Gamboa. 1-2 lands for Farenas. BIG left lands for Farenas. Gamboa lands a left to the body. Farenas answers with a 1-2. Right lands for Gamboa. Round to Farenas.

Gamboa 39 Farenas 36

ROUND 5
1-2 lands for Gamboa. Farenas lands a left. Gamboa digs a left to the body. Farenas lands a left. Gamboa gets in a right. Left hook lands for Gamboa. Farenas misses with a wild 1-2. Gamboa lands a right, but he eats a left from Farenas. Round to Gamboa.

Gamboa 49 Farenas 45

ROUND 6
Gamboa content to keep his distance and pick Farenas apart from the outside. 1-2 lands for Gamboa. Farenas sneaks in a left. More of the same as Gamboa continues to outbox Farenas and keep his distance. Round to Gamboa.

Gamboa 59 Farenas 54

ROUND 7
Gamboa backs him up to a corner and lands a nice left. Farenas fires back. 1-2 lands for Gamboa. Right hand lands for Gamboa and Farenas is down again. Gamboa jumps on him but Farenas fires back. They trade against the ropes. Farenas walks him down and lands some good shots against the ropes. Left hand lands for Farenas. Round to Gamboa.

Gamboa 69 Farenas 62

ROUND 8
Left gets in for Farenas. Left hook lands for Gamboa. Right hand lands for Gamboa. 1-2 lands for Gamboa. Farenas misses with a wild shot. Another right lands for Gamboa, who is keeping his distance. Round to Gamboa.

Gamboa 79 Farenas 71

ROUND 9
A lull in the action as both fighters have slowed. Gamoboa presses teh action and lands a nice flurry of shots. WOOOOOOO....Farenas lands a haymaker of a left and Gamboa is down. WOW. He's up and takes the count. Farenas lands another right and Gamboa holds on. Left to the body lands for Farenas. Round to Farenas.

Gamboa 87 Farenas 81

ROUND 10
Right hand lands for Farenas. Left hook and a right to the body lands for Gamboa. Some roughhousing going on. Left hook lands for Farenas. 1-2 lands for Farenas. Left to the body lands for Farenas. Gamboa lands a right. Right to the body lands for Gamboa. Round to Farenas.

Gamboa 96 Farenas 91

ROUND 11
Both fighters look tired this round. Gamboa keeping his distance. They trade jabs. Right lands for Gamboa. 1-2 lands for Gamboa. Right to the body lands for Gamboa. Farenas lands a 1-2. Left hand lands for Farenas. Tit for tat, but I give it to Gamboa.

Gamboa 106 Farenas 100

ROUND 12
Left to the body lands for Farenas. Gamboa fires a 1-2. Another left to the body lands for Farenas. Gamboa lands a right. Right to the body lands for Gamboa. Another right to the body lands for Gamboa. Left hook lands for Gamboa. Farenas rakes him with a left. Another left lands for Farenas. Round to Gamboa.

Gamboa 116 Farenas 109

Official judges scorecards: 117-109, 118-108, 117-108

THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...YURIORKIS GAMBOA



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