Steward Gamboa and Oner pose for the camera
Yesterday promoter Ahmet Oner and Hall of fame coach Emanuel Steward agreed that Steward will work as head coach to Cuban phenomenon Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Today the three men expressed their excitement about the new deal.
"I’m proud and happy that a living legend like Emanuel Steward decided to work with me", stated 2004 Olympic gold medalist Gamboa. "Steward has always worked with the best. I know that I am a very good boxer but I also know that there is always a lot to learn and improve. Emanuel Steward is one of the most experienced and best trainers in the world and I’m sure that he will bring out the best in me."
"Yuriorkis Gamboa is a star in the making and I am excited to become part of this process", says Steward. "I’m too old to waste my time so I pick my fighters very carefully. I see a lot of potential in Gamboa."
"This is a match made in heaven", commented promoter Ahmet Oner. "I am very happy that I was able to make this happen. I am sure that Emanuel Steward will take Gamboa to the next level. For these two the sky is the limit."
October 27, 27, 2011