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Gurkha Prize Fighter

A real knockout.

Here's one I never saw coming. Sort of like the first time I saw Rocky 5 - consumed with confusion and thoughts of "what the hell is going on here." But luckily in this instance, it makes this handmade even more special. Instead of swanky packaging and high MSRPs, this one cuts out all the fat for a lean, highly anticipated release. Inspired by historic boxing figures from the 1900's, Prize Fighter takes a refreshing all substance approach. In fact, you've probably heard stories of this era - when the men were men (and real men burnt cigars).

Prize Fighter wins on so many levels....a picture perfect Connecticut-shade Ecuadorian wrapper, double binder combination of Ecuadorian and Indonesian leaves, and a 3 year aged blend of Dominican fillers. Never overpowering, this mild to medium-bodied cigar is easy to enjoy one after another. Light, crisp, and slightly creamy this is going catch on real quick like. Then tack on the highly enjoyable price....nuff said.

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Robusto (5.0"x52)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $44.34 $39.99
Toro (6.0"x54)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $48.26 $42.99
XO (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $51.30 $45.99
Overall Rating 3.69 out of 5 Based on 13 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Prize Fighter”

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5 out of 5
Great Budget Gurkha
Great everyday cigar. The robusto size are great burners, the larger ones always seem to draw a little too hard.
3 out of 5
Gurkha prize fighter
I smoke these cigars regularly as well as other gurkha cigars and enjoy doing so. For some reason , this bundle was very loosely rolled to the point of a mouth full of tabacco towards the end. I will certinly try agsin and see if this was just a fluke .
5 out of 5
Love the Prize Fighter
Love the Prize Fighter
1 out of 5
Disappointed!
I know this is Gurkha's bottom of the line, but I was still expecting a little more. They did not draw well. Some were very hard and others were easy but still didn't smoke as they should. At least I gave them a try.
3 out of 5
Fair/middle of the road
Decent flavor, easy draw, but very loose construction, but easy on the budget.
1 out of 5
Not a Very Good Gurkha.
I bought a box to try these as my daily smokes. I wasn't looking for perfection, but when you boast Gurkha lineage... You better have something with you. The flavor, if any, is soft and mild. The outter wrapper were loose and brittle. I am battling through a box of these and the first 6 have all been the same. Not worthy of the Gurkha name. There are other, better constructed, more flavorful smokes out there for only slightly more per stick. This cigar makes me feel like a crack addict trying to get a fix rather than enjoying my cigar time. PROS: Price CONS: construction, flavor Recommendation: Skip this one.
4 out of 5
Decent Smoke
Good smoke, worth the price.
5 out of 5
A very fine value
My go to cigar for years has been Hoyo de Monterrey Excaliber no#660 Claro wrap but after trying the Gurkha Prize Fighter XO have a new go to. Mild and creamy just the hint of spice, easy draw and having smoked more than twenty found them to be consistantly pleasant. It should be noted some require a bit of sculpting due to uneven burning, small price to pay for such an enjoyable smoke. It takes me about 1.5 hours to finish but retirement has it's benefits. Roy G. Biv Windham. Maine
3 out of 5
Half decent smoke
It's gurkha's worst but then it's hard to measure up against their high quality. You definitely can do worse. Half way the cigar becomes very soft and moist,a few times i accidentally dropped the cigar cause it's hard to hold on to it under those conditions.
5 out of 5
Knockout!
When these are in stock I always order a few bundles in different sizes. The 60-ring size can sometimes finish a little bitter but all in all it's a great smoke. And to get a Gurkha in this price range? Cheap enough to smoke them all day!
5 out of 5
A Knockout?
I purchased the "Prize Fighter" bundle, knowing that it was on the cheap side of the Gurkha line of cigars.... It is, very thin wrapper in most every example. But it is a tasty cigar and worthy, fits nicely as an everyday cigar. Not much on the "looking at" side of things but a nice even burn. It likely won't be my last "Prize Fighter" purchase.
5 out of 5
Very fast service
Great cigars
3 out of 5
Gurkha Prize Fighter Toro
Flavor was okay, not great, had a little too much bite for my taste. They tend to be a little tightly wrapped, and burn out too often. Overall a dissapointment to me.
Customer Testimonials
I did not expect to like this cigar so much. I occasionally buy Gurkhas and when I saw the Prize I decided to give it a try. I smoked my first Gordo at the beach on a light windy day and the cigar held the ash for more than two and half inches. Great creamy taste and a lot of smoke. I would definitely buy it again for an everyday smoke.
No idea how others are cutting this stick...I can say that I have had ZERO issues! Not a single problem and the taste is spot on! I'm a huge Gurkha fan and many of the high ends taste like black pepper...not this one! Very smooth, heavy cream taste and does not turn to crap by the time you reach the nub. I will purchase again and often!
Very nice cigar. I was surprised at how good it was for the cost. A tasty, mild flavored cigar.
Good for the prize but was dried when arrived
My New Favorite Cigar! These are Great Cigars and i would Recommend them to anyone!
This is my favorite economical stick. Creamy throughout, the 2nd third takes on a slightly peppery flavor without being overwhelming. Yes, you will find a few flecks of tobacco sticking to your lip, no big deal.... As a fan of Gurkha, these are a constant in my humidor.
Nice cigar that is fun to smoke.
Not an ideal smoke for any occasion. Im a true fan Gurkah, but this is one they should go back to the drawing board with or just let it be done with. The construction of this cigar is very weak, not to mention you spend most of your time spitting out loose leafe filler as apposed to enjoying the smoke. I know they say you get what you pay for, honestly, I would be upset if I got this for free.
lousy cigar, came apart as you tried to cut it. short on flavor, bad burn.
Good mild to medium cigar. Hints of creamy smoke with premium tobacco. Great even burn and no issues with draw. Construction had no issues and held up well. For the price and a good cigar this is a must have.
I bought a BDL of 20 and liked them so much I ordered 40 more. A very good, light, everyday cigar. Not the same construction of better Gurkhas but you get a lot of cigar for your money.
Just smoked my first one, and it does indeed have a light creamy taste. It burned evenly and the draw was nice and easy. I think the rest will be better after some time in the humidor. I paid twice the price advertised here at a local shop, so at this price, I would certainly recommend.
Decent smoke, but I was hugely disappointed with the prize fighters because of the construction of the smokes. I had 4 of them unravel as I cut them with my perfect cutter, so in this instance It was not the person cutting nor the cutter. I sent them back!
So I bought about 3 of the Gordo's sizes a few weeks back. The second one I smoked had...yes you're reading right...a nail in it. Not a tack...a nail. I took pictures of it and sent it to Gurkha. Posted it on their Facebook page and messaged them. They were very quick to respond and reimbursed me handsomely. 20 cigars including the Prize Fighter, Black Dragon Fury, Archive, Rogue, Ninja, Assassin...and even 2 Triads (extremely rare)....and a long sleeve shirt. They more than made up for it! They were fast and friendly as hell! They "nailed" it! But make no mistake...the Prize Fighter is a very good budget smoke. Don't worry there won't be any nails in yours!
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