In his first fight of 2011, Yuriorkis Gamboa found the distance, created distance, and closed the distance. He found the distance to land his devastatingly fast punches on Jorge Solis. He created distance between himself and ordinary opponents like Solis as well as between himself and the other Cuban pros with whom he is so frequently lumped in. And he closed some of the distance between himself and the sport's premier fighter, Manny Pacquiao, by wiping out Solis in half as many rounds as Pacquiao did four years (and four weight divisions) ago.
Atlantic City, NJ. Friday, Yuriorkis Gamboa weighed in at 126, while his opponent, Jorge Solis, tipped the scales at 125.5. On the undercard Mikey Garcia registered 125 and his opponent, Matt Remillard came in at 125.
The Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan as it prepares for Saturday's title fight between junior welterweight champions Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley.
By Will Hart
HBO's long-time and award-winning photographer Will Hart is perched outside of Cowboys Stadium, waiting all day (kidding) for the perfect shot. Check back every night for our closing frame.