Gurkha Prize Fighter Cigars
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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 mellow to medium-bodied cigar is easy to enjoy one after another. Then tack on the highly enjoyable price....nuff said.

PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Pack of 20In Stock$44.34
save $4.3510% off
Toro (6.0"x54)
Pack of 20In Stock$48.26
save $5.2711% off
XO (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 20In Stock$51.30
save $5.3110% off
Overall Rating4.15 out of 5 Based on 41 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Prize Fighter”

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5 out of 5
Great golf course cigar
Smooth and easy burning cigar for the golf course
5 out of 5
Not bad
Good burn not to strong all around not bad for a budget cigar
4 out of 5
Very nice every day smoke
This has been my go to cigar for quite sometime. However, the last 2 orders were very dry, some unsmokable. This is not the fault of the cigar, but the seller.
4 out of 5
Great everyday cigar
I truly like theses is my morning smoke with coffee or one if doing some evenings I smoke MADURO cigars .
5 out of 5
Very nice mild cigar.
Very nice mild cigar.
4 out of 5
Not bad for a guy
Not bad for a guy on a budget. I wish I could afford to buy primo cigars but I'll settle for these. They are really pretty good. Easy draw , mild, and even burn
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
what a great cigar, burns smooth and tasty
4 out of 5
Prize fighter
Nice taste good burn
4 out of 5
Well constructed with easy draw
Well constructed with easy draw and even burn. Smooth flavor
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar
5 out of 5
Smooth and burns even.
Smooth and burns even.
4 out of 5
Smooth and easy draw.
Smooth and easy draw.
4 out of 5
Good cigar
A bit hesitate at first. Turned out to be a good cigar.
3 out of 5
Just OK
The review title says it all. They are just average, really, really average
4 out of 5
Good cigar for working in
Good cigar for working in the garden or other chores.
5 out of 5
Gurkah Prize Fighter
Great cigar, smooth draw with a very palatable flavor. One of my favorite Gurkah’s, as well as a great addition to my vast stable of cigars.
4 out of 5
Good smoke at a good price
I'll buy this again and again! It's a good smoke, mild and smooth, and at a very reasonable price. Way to go, Ghurka!
5 out of 5
Exactly as advertised
Nice smoke for a great price. The construction and burn is comparable to a stick 2 or 3 times the price. Extremely level, mild and smooth flavor all the way to the end.
5 out of 5
Enjoyed smoking the prize fighter.I
Enjoyed smoking the prize fighter.I Gurkha man I like the Gurkha cigars
5 out of 5
Winner with a KNOCKOUT
I love these Gurkha Prize Fighter XOs!! They are so smooth, no harsh aftertaste or anything
1 out of 5
Don't be confused K. Hansotia not "GURKHA"
Bottom line it's your money. I purchased two of these big boys at my LCS because of the low price and the Gurkha name. I paid more for it than Cigars International has listed for on their site. The first stick I only made it through the first third, the second I deconstructed. Before lighting one up I usually inspect it. This XO had a semi loose construction and very nice leathery sheen to the wrapper. It did smell rancid to say the least though. During inspection I pulled an 1/8" stem from the foot. Through the first third it had a decent flavor which reminded me of a Macanudo Gold kind of sweet & just a light hint of spice with an even burn. After that it was awfull, bitter & harsh, just imagine licking an ash tray. As curiosity got the best of me I deconstructed the second. Very thin wrapper, triple rolled binder which each was considerably thick. The filler was basically full of trash. Like a hot dog, full of all the stuff you would normally throw away. Mixed short fillers, very fine minced tobaccos like cigarette tobacco and Stems. Yes stems plural, thick ones and thin ones. The longest one about an 1-1/4". I will not be buying this cigar ever again. This review is my experience and I am acknowledging it was not bought from cigars international.
4 out of 5
Nice cigar!
Nice cigar for the money!
5 out of 5
Gurkha prize fighter Toro
It's like mild and sweet! 😎
5 out of 5
Gurkha's got it!
3 out of 5
Not a bad smoke at all for the price! CI ha the best selection and prices around regardless :)
5 out of 5
Ghurka prize fighter
I'm not really good with the details like hints of this and notes of that but I love the new Prize Fighter. That's not a huge deal as I really like Ghurkas anyway but the true measure is that I handed some out to a few not so big Ghurka fans and they really like them. I've had a couple with a right draw but overall I really like the Prize Fighter.
5 out of 5
A great stick!
Found this to be a mild, flavorful smoke.
5 out of 5
Can't beat it for the price
You simply can't beat this for the price. VERY mild cigar. Almost no spice to it until the last third and even then it's just a faint white pepper. Strong notes of sweet cedar and toasted caramel. I first had this cigar as a beginner and it has been difficult to find it years later. Finally found it and ordered 20. Wife and I love this cigar. Tight ash, sharp burn. No complaints for the price.
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
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
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.
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.
5 out of 5
Very fast service
Great cigars
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.
TI of Miami, FL
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!
AM of Bushkill, PA
Very nice cigar. I was surprised at how good it was for the cost. A tasty, mild flavored cigar.
JC of Goddard, KS
Good for the prize but was dried when arrived
JL of astoria, NY
My New Favorite Cigar! These are Great Cigars and i would Recommend them to anyone!
DM of Glendale, AZ
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.
WB of virginia beach, VA
Nice cigar that is fun to smoke.
EW of Virginia Beach, VA
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.
AB of Pleasanton, CA
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.
JB of Valparaiso, IN
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.
SW of gray court, SC
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!
FP of Rogers, AR
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!