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All-action Gamboa gunning for win on Friday

Yuriorkis Gamboa returns to action against Al Seeger on Friday.

Originally Published: July 17, 2008
By Joe Tessitore | ESPN.com

Yuriorkis Gamboa emits a strange signal in this sport.

He is a fighter. A true fighter.

You can tell by every move he makes -- and most of those moves involve no regard for personal safety or comfort.

"I sold my gold medal to pay for my daughter's birthday party," Gamboa, who won the gold at the 2004 Olympics, said of his struggles to make ends meet before he left Cuba for a life of freedom and capitalism. "I wanted to be able to give her the celebration she deserved ...

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