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GABRIEL CAMPILLO READY FOR RING RETURN AGAINST SERGEY “KRUSHER” KOVALEV
Former WBA light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo, 21-4-1, 7 KOs, is ready for his return to the ring after a layoff of almost one year. He fights undefeated power puncher Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, 18-0-1, 15 KOs, in an anticipated 10-rounder at the Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday, January 19th. The fight is the feature bout in the season opener of NBC Sports Network’s popularFIGHT NIGHT boxing series. The telecast will begin at 9PM ET with the Elvin Ayala vs. Curtis Stevens co-feature.
The last time Campillo fought, February 18, 2012, he thought that he had once again become a world champion. However, after 12 rounds with IBF champ Tavoris Cloud, Campillo found himself on the short end of a controversial split decision. Cloud retained his title and sent Campillo back to the drawing board. However, the fans remained on Campillo’s side.
“Ever since February 12th, I hear a couple of times each day from the people that I deserved that decision,” Campillo said.
A win against the rapidly rising Kovalev might be exactly what Campillo needs to receive another crack at the championship, against Cloud or anyone else holding a belt.
“I want to fight every big name in the division until I am considered the number one boxer in the 175-pound weight class,” Campillo said.
The first step is beating “Krusher” Kovalev.
“He’s a dangerous boxer with a very good right cross,” Campillo said. “But he has never fought a world class boxer like me. I am great at bobbing and weaving and counter punching. If we go to the scorecards, I have no doubt I’ll win by a huge margin. But just maybe one of my counter punches will end the fight.”
The pair was originally scheduled to face off in September, but a Campillo back injury forced a postponement of the fight.
“My back is completely recovered,” Campillo said. “Even though I only fought one time last year, I kept training and had sparring sessions throughout the whole year. So I am in great shape.”
The fight in Uncasville, CT, will only be the third time Campillo has boxed in the United States, but he welcomes his return to the USA.
“I love fighting in America,” Campillo said. “The people always treat me like I am American. I love that. Boxing in Spain doesn’t have the same prestige that it does in the States. Here every sportsman is respected.”
Perhaps that lack of prestige is due to the fact that boxing champions from Spain are a fairly rare breed. Campillo is one them, but feels he needs more victories and more titles before he’s considered the best ever to come from his country.
“I think Javier Castillejo has won more titles than me, but I can beat him yet,” Campillo joked.
GABRIEL ROSADO AND TRAINER BILLY BRISCOE WATCHING CANELO FIGHT CLOSELY
PHOENIX, AZ – Rising Philadelphia junior middleweight contender Gabriel Rosado and his trainer Billy Briscoe will be intently watching WBC 154-pound champ Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defend his title against Josesito Lopez from their Phoenix, AZ training camp on Saturday night. Of course they are generally interested in the two big Vegas cards happening this weekend, but Rosado & Briscoe have a vested interest in the Canelo bout.
Next week at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, on the NBC Sports Network ‘Fight Night’ broadcast, Rosado, 20-5, 12 KOs, fights an IBF title elimination fight against Charles Whittaker, 38-12-2, 23 KOs, for the #1 spot in the IBF junior middleweight rankings. Although Team Rosado has its sights firmly set on Whittaker, they can’t help but keep an eye on Canelo, knowing that one day their paths may cross.
“We’ll be watching the Canelo fight,” said Briscoe. “He’s a perceived superstar in this game, but I think we can stop Canelo. You beat a perceived superstar, and suddenly you’re a superstar. The way I look at it is that we’ll just keep beating whoever they put in front of us and eventually we’ll have to fight him.”
Canelo faces Lopez after a round-robin of other foes fell out of the high-profile bout, and although Lopez beat Victor Ortiz to earn his shot at the title, many feel that his size disadvantage may make the fight a mismatch.
“I think Canelo is just going to be too big for him,” Briscoe said. “Josesito is a real 140-pounder. He moved up to 147 for the Victor Ortiz fight, and he won. He found a way to win. But I think that Canelo, a true junior middleweight, is just too big. Later on in the fight, the size and the pressure of the bigger man will break him (Lopez) down. Yeah, break him down in the later rounds, maybe the 10th or the 11th round. ”
But Rosado would not have such a size disadvantage if he ever got the chance to face Alvarez.
“No! Gaby is too big for Canelo,” Briscoe said.
Rosado, a big junior middleweight, is three inches taller than Alvarez, and has 7 inches more reach than the budding superstar. And given that star status, there is probably no one that Rosado would like to fight more. However, he does have other options.
“Canelo really doesn’t make Gaby or he doesn’t break Gaby,” Briscoe said. “At the end of the day, Gaby’s going to make a name for himself – with or without Canelo. But if the time comes, we’ll fight him. Maybe we’ll fight him in the next fight. Hell, if Josesito falls out, we’ll fight him on Saturday.”
ABOUT SEPTEMBER 21
The Smith-Cruz, Kovalev-Thompson and Whittaker-Rosado fights top a seven-bout card at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. First fight is 7.15 pm (ET). Tickets priced at $80 and $55 can be purchased through the offices of Peltz Boxing( 215-765-0922 ), all Ticketmaster outlets( 800-745-3000 ) or at the box office at the Sands Event Center(610-297-7414 ).
NBC Sports Network will televise the Cruz-Smith, Kovalev-Thompson and Rosado-Whittaker fights, beginning at 9 pm (ET).
The card is being promoted by Main Events and Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., in association with the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.
Saturday Night Boxing Results And notes – For 8th September 2012
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Campo Recreativo Pasteleros, Esteban Echeverria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Super middleweight – Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias beat Dario German Balmaceda by KO 8 / 10 – vacant IBF Latino super middleweight title
Light welterweight – Fernanda Soledad Alegre beat Darys Esther Pardo by RTD 7 /10 – time: 0:01 – WBO female light welterweight title (supervisor: Jorge Molina)
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Middleweight – Brandon Cook beat Ferenc Zold by TKO 3 / 6
Lightweight – Steven Wilcox beat Sandor Horvath by TKO 2 / 6
Lightweight- Tebor Brosch beat Gyorgy Mizsei Jr on SD 6 / 6
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Karl Eckel Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Hessen, Germany
Middleweight – Nuhu Lawal beat Phillip Kolodzej by TKO 5 / 6 – time: 2:05
Light heavyweight – Konni Konrad beat Ata Dogan by TKO 6 /6
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Deportivo del Sindicato del Metro , Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Bantamweight – Felipe Orucuta beat Julio Cesar Miranda by TKO 10 / 10
Bantamweight Felipe “Gallito” Orucuta (25-1, 21 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over former world champion Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (37-8-1, KOs). The bout was waved off with Miranda under heavy fire. Miranda was originally slated to face Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas, but the Mexican Commission wouldn’t allow Rosas to fight due to bronchitis. Orucuta, who was appearing in the co-feature stepped in to face Miranda and made the most of it.
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Gimnasio Miguel Alemán Valdez, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
Super middleweight – Marco Antonio Rubio beat Carlos Manuel Baldomir by RTD 4 / 12 – time: 3:00 – vacant World Boxing Federation super middleweight title
Super middleweight – Marcos Reyes beat Julio Cesar Garcia on UD 10 / 10
Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (55-6-1, 48 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Carlos Baldomir (49-15, 15 KOs) to claim the WBF title on Saturday night at the at the Estadio Miguel Aleman in Celaya, Mexico. Rubio battered Baldomir the entire fight and Baldomir didn’t come out for round five. - In the co-feature, middleweight Marco “Dorado” Reyes won a ten round unanimous decision over Julio Cesar “Baby Face” Garcia by scores 99-91, 96-95, 96-94.
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Auditorio Teopanzolco, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Light middleweight – Patrick Teixeira beat Omar Vasquez by TKO 8 / 10 – vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental light middleweight title
Saturday 8 September 2012 – The Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex, Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Bantamweight – Dennis Tubieron beat Hiroki Shiino by TKO 8 / 12 – time: 2:31 – WBC International bantamweight title
Light flyweight – Benezer Alolod beat Ryu Onigashima by TKO 6 / 10 – time: 1:55 – vacant WBC International light flyweight title
Super bantamweight – Jaderes Padua beat Christian Abila on SD 10 / 10 – Vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight title
Super flyweight - Gabriel Altarejos drew with Weljan Ugbaniel 10 / 10 – vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental super flyweight title
Saturday 8 September 2012 Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia
Heavyweight – Vitali Klitschko beat Manuel Charr by TKO 4 / 12 – time: 2:10 – WBC heavyweight title (supervisor: Houcine Houichi)
Heavyweight – Magomed Abdusalamov beat Jameel McCline by TKO 2 / 10 – time: 1:57 – vacant WBC United States (USNBC) heavyweight title (supervisor: Miroslav Popovic)
Middleweight – Andrey Meryasev beat Muhitdin Rajapbaev by TKO 10 / 10 – time: 0:28 – vacant WBC Baltic middleweight title (supervisor: Mikhail Denisov)
Featherweight – Ayup Arsaev beat Khavazhy Khatsyhau by RTD 4 / 10 – time: 3:00 – WBC Baltic featherweight title (supervisor: Mikhail Denisov)
Heavyweight – Vyacheslav Glazkov beat Konstantin Airich on UD 10 / 10 – vacant WBC Baltic Silver heavyweight title (supervisor: Mikhail Denisov)
Vitali started to unload punishment from the opening bell. WBC #7 Charr was moving laterally around the corners trying to show something. Klitschko, his hands down, was waiting for more action from the challenger but the German chose to move around rather than actually fight with the champion. Klitschko landed a couple of jabs to start inflicting damage to the challenger. All in all the first round was all Vitali’s but he landed almost no power punches. In the second. Vitali landed a hard right hand to the spleen to start the stanza. Charr tried to unleash a series of punches but none of them landed clean except for a left hand, which the Ukrainian took well. Early into the fourth, the WBC champion landed a crisp jab, and blood started raining down from the Charr’s right eye. He tried his best and sensing the fight was just moments away from being stopped – he charged after the giant Ukrainian and even landed some punches. Then Italian referee Guido Cavalleri called a halt to the action and took Charr to the ringside physician, who stopped the bout. Charr was extremely angry about the stoppage as his corner was never given a chance to try to stop the blood.
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom
Welterweight – Lee Purdy beat Gumersindo Lucas Carrasco by TKO 4 / 12 time: 1:43 – vacant IBF International welterweight title
Light welterweight – Chris Evangelou lost to Danny Connor on PTS 10 / 10 – vacant BBBofC Southern Area light welterweight title
Middleweight – Erick Ochieng beat Ryan Toms by TKO 5 / 10 – time: 2:37 – BBBofC English light middleweight title
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, United States
Super middleweight – Andre Ward beat Chad Dawson by TKO 10 / 12 – time: 2:45
WBC super middleweight title (supervisor: Peter Stucki) – WBA Super World super middleweight title (supervisor: Robert Mack)
Lightweight – Antonio DeMarco beat John Molina by KO 1/ 12 – time: 0:44 – WBC lightweight title
WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) scored an impressive tenth round TKO over WBC light heavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs. Ward sent Dawson to a knee in round three, and floored him again in round four – Inside the final minute of the tenth, Dawson was blasted with a left hook he never saw coming right behind the ear. Dawson’s knees caved in on each other as he attempted to find his balance but Ward was having none of it. Another left landed to set up a salvo of exact power punching, Dawson forced to his knees near the ropes. Dawson was up early in the count but showed no desire to go on. Asked by Smoger if he was done, Dawson nodded and said, “Yes.” Time was 2:45. – WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 20 KOs) needed just 44 seconds to annihilate John Mol
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, United States
Super flyweight Ivan Morales beat Luis Maldonado on TD 10 / 10 – time: 1:30 – WBC International Silver super flyweight title (supervisor: Rudy Tellez)
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, United States
Heavyweight – Tomasz Adamek beat Travis Walker by TKO 5 / 12 – time: 1:08 – IBF North American heavyweight title
Heavyweight – Steve Cunningham beat Jason Gavern on UD 10 / 10
Heavyweight – Bryant Jennings beat Chris Koval by TKO 1 / 8 – time: 0:35
Super featherweight – Joselito Collado lost to Jerry Belmontes on UD 8 / 8
Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 28 KOs) got up from a hard second-round knockdown to stop Travis Walker (39-8-1, 31 KOs) in the fifth round of a heavyweight fight on Saturday afternoon at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Walker was also knocked down in a wild second round after taking a right. After that, Adamek stayed in control, winning the third, cutting Walker in the fourth before stopping him on his feet at the 1:08 mark of the fifth. - Steve Cunningham won a 10-round unanimous decision against heavyweight veteran Jason Gavern. Scores were 100-90 (twice) and 99-90 all for Cunningham. With this win, Cunningham breaks a two-fight losing streak to move to 25-4 with 12 KO wins. Gavern falls to 21-11-4 with 10 KOs. - Bryant Jennings beat Chris Koval in just 35 seconds. Koval was down on a left and then seconds later on a right before the bout was called off. Jennings is now 15-0 with six knockouts, Koval now has double digit losses for an overall record of 25-10, 18 KOs.
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Light welterweight – Lucas Martin Matthysse beat Ajose Olusegun by TKO 10 / 12 – interim WBC light welterweight title (supervisor: Robert Lenhardt)
Olympic Boxing: “With This Ring” – a new documentary lifts the lid on problems facing women boxers in India
By Michael O’Neill
Women’s boxing was one of the great success stories of London 2012 and not just from an American,British or Irish viewpoint – indeed the sport’sInternational Boxing Association (A.I.B.A) declared that the introduction of women boxers – the last Olympic sport to include both sexes – was considered to be one of the highlights of the entire London 2012 Olympic Games, enticing spectators and media from around the world to one of the hottest venues of the past weeks.
The Katie Taylor/Claressa Shields and Nicola Adams stories have been featured in just about every corner of the earth and not just in their home countries - and rightly so , yet here let us look at the great achievement of another of the world’s finest pugilists, Mary Kom from Manipur – pinweight Mary was one of those who had to move up two weight classes just to qualify for the Olympics but yet ‘Magnificent Mary’ managed to pull off a Bronze behind new Olympic champion Nikki Adams and China’s world title holder Cancan Ren.
Mary has long been one of the pioneers of women’s boxing and indeed has won the World Championship crown on five occasions. Mary and the otherIndian women have come up against every possible barrier in their home land to gain acceptance for women’s boxing and have had to fight against numerous prejudices. Later this year there will be a new documentary “With This Ring” which should be compulsive viewing for every boxer male or female and not only in India but worldwide. The documentary’s producers Anna Sarkissian and Ameesha Joshi have spent the past six years following the braveIndian women boxers around the world, mainly at their own expense. So what particular problems do the Indian women face?
Let Ameesha and Anna speaking from Canada tell us of some of the many problems they do face and that will not go away “immediately” despite Mary Kom’s bronze in London.
“The 35-strong Indian women’s national boxing team trains year-round, six days a week in blistering heat and heavy downpours. As you can imagine, women’s boxing is neither popular nor widely accepted in India, where many women are pressured to marry and abandon their career aspirations.
They are some of the best boxers in the world. And the most under-appreciated.
These women are trailblazers in the purest sense, who can inspire others around the world to step out of the mold and pursue their passion. Though some women have risen to power and achieved prominence in India, many are still treated like second class citizens. The rate of female infanticide and sex-selective abortions is alarming, to say the least. Though these issues are complex and linked with religious, financial, and cultural concerns, suffice it to say that these boxers have had their share of hurdles and there is so much we can learn from their journey.
Though Mary is now becoming a household name (finally!), the other boxers train in relative anonymity, with little to no recognition for their achievements. There are numerous world champions (at different grades inc youth and junior) on the team who started out with nothing and fought against centuries of tradition to rise to the top. Without this film, their inspirational stories would be cast into the shadows”.
“Young women in India are usually known as somebody’s sister, daughter, wife or mother. For the first time, they are gaining independence by setting their own goals, living independently, and taking the world by storm.
Yes, some have short hair. And yes, they show their legs and wear athletic gear–something which most Indians would frown upon. As one woman that we interviewed put it, wearing shorts amounts to “degrading women.”
Their parents are concerned. At least, they are at the beginning. With bruises or scars on their face or hands, they worry that their daughters will never marry. The importance of holy matrimony cannot be underestimated in India. It’s the most important day of your life.
Then, the boxers start winning. In the case of five-time world champion Mary Kom, her parents only found out she was a fighter when they saw her picture in the newspaper. Her father wasn’t pleased. Mary is now the most successful amateur boxer (male or female) in history and supports her husband and two children financially. Her family came around.
Boxing isn’t all about glory or world championships. Many of these women are boxing to get out of poverty. Successful athletes are often rewarded with government jobs in the railway or police force, complete with pensions and benefits. It’s almost like hitting the jackpot.
All this doesn’t come easy. The Indian women’s national boxing team, composed of about 35 boxers, trains year-round. Whether it’s 50 degrees or 5 degrees, they wake up at dawn and start working. They generally train two to three times a day, six days a week, for up to 2 hours at a time.
Some of the boxers are also in school at the same time. Their schedule goes something like this: train, eat breakfast, school, train, eat lunch, school, dinner, train, sleep. It’s non-stop “.
True, all women have had to fight against prejudice for many years to even get to the Olympics, and many great former champions have never made it , but few have faced the struggle that Mary Kom has - she became India’s first ever women’s Olympic medallist – against all the odds.
You can see clips from the documentary here via Youtube
And follow the making of the documentary via: http://www.indiegogo.com/withthisring
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