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CAMPILLO AND KOVALEV HEADLINE SEPT 21st
NBC SPORTS NETWORK “FIGHT NIGHT”
Totowa, NJ - July, 2012 -
Gabriel “Chico Guapo” Campillo, 21-4-1, 8 KO’s, the #3 light heavyweight in the world, will take on Russia’s tough Sergey Kovalev, 18-0-1, 16 KO’s, rated #13, on Friday, September 21st when the critically acclaimed NBC Sports Network Fight Night Boxing Series returns to the Events Center at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The 2,000 seat arena was sold out with standing room only for the June 1st NBCSN Fight Night show at the Sands.
The show, which is slated to begin at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, will be a co-promotion among Peltz Boxing, Sampson Boxing and Main Events.
Managed by World Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez, Campillo of Madrid was last seen in February losing a razor-close highly controversial split decision to IBF Champion Tavoris Cloud in Texas. In 2010 Campillo, (21-4-1, 8 KO’s) lost another disputed decision to current IBF Light Heavyweight title holder Beibut Shumenov in Las Vegas. Last year he drew with Karo Murat in a title eliminator in Murat’s adopted home of Germany.
“Campillo has arguably beaten two world champions and the number one contender without receiving the decisions,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “After he stopped Darnell Boone on NBCSN in June, Kovalev stated that he is ready to fight for the world title. On September 21st he will get the opportunity to prove to the world that he is worthy in a very tough fight. A win for Campillo would put him right back into the title picture.”
Campillo’s promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz said, “Campillo is very happy about this fight. This is well deserved. He got robbed in his last 3 – 4 fights, including Vegas, Germany and Texas.” Lewkowicz added, “Campillo will spend the next two months training very hard with manager Sergio Martinez and trainer Pablo Sarmiento. He is a very tough fighter. This will be a great fight and I guarantee that no one in that arena will know who the winner will be until the end.”
In the twelve round defense of his WBC Continental Americas Welterweight belt, popular welterweight Ronald Cruz of Bethlehem, 17-0, 12 KO’s, will make his second “Fight Night” appearance when he faces Antwone Smith, 21-4-1, 12 KO’s, in a classic crossroads match-up. Cruz won his belt on the NBCSN Fight Night show on June 1st with a unanimous 12-round decision over Prenice Brewer, of Cleveland, OH. Smith is a walk-in styled fighter like Cruz and this fight promises to be a boxing fan’s contest. Cruz is currently ranked No. 12 IBF and No. 15 WBC as a welterweight.
The ticket prices and undercard will be announced shortly.
Saturday 14 July 2012 – Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Television: United States HBO – Australia Main Event – Hungary Sport 1
X12 light welterweight – Amir Khan 26(18)-2(1)-0 vs Danny Garcia 23(14)-0-0 – WBC light welterweight title – WBA Super World light welterweight title
Amir Khan has been reinstated as WBA light-welterweight champion.
It follows his controversial defeat to Lamont Peterson in December. The Bolton boxer lost his WBA and IBF belts in the showdown in the Washington fighter’s hometown.
Khan raised a number of concerns surrounding the result. A rematch was scheduled for May, but was called off when Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone.
The WBA has now told Khan he has been given his title back, and it will be put on the line in a unification bout with WBC champion Danny Garcia in the early hours of Sunday morning.
“Justice has been done,” Khan said.
“I’m glad the WBA are reinstating me as champion, it means I walk into this fight as world champion.
“There is a chance to win the WBC belt as well but not only that, the Ring magazine title will be on the line as well.
“It means this fight will really show who is the best fighter in the 140lb division.”
A statement from the WBA said: “The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association officially announced today its decision to reinstate the British boxer Amir Khan as super champion who may be able to unify title with Danny Garcia on Saturday July 14.
“This decision was taken after the positive doping result of the American Lamont Peterson, confirmed by the medical experts.
“The WBA rules that states that no boxer has tested positively for prohibited substances can be rated, retain a title, or be permitted to fight in a sanctioned bout for a period of no less than six months from the date of the positive test has been enforced.
“Given the circumstances, Peterson’s status is champion in recess and it is subject to revision.”
By R Azzopardi
Noel Mercieca and Isaac Chetcuti, founders of Gladiators Promotions, kept their word and on the 9th of June succeeded in offering a breath taking event with Gladiators Night 3. They said that they would thrill the spectators and that this what they did with the 2012 National Kickboxing Championship and to spice it all up they ended the night with two World Title Matches.
Apart from the two main matches the event had 5 supporting matches and 10 for the national titles. 30 kickboxers from 7 different Maltese clubs competed to win their respective category. In total Master Noel Mercieca, founder of the Ying Yang club, had 12 athletes that took part in the event. In the end the club took home 9 matches, 2 of which were World Title.
The Ying Yang athletes that won their respective category were: Rachelle Cutajar, Darien Doneo, Joseph Dimech, Andre ‘JAPAN’ Spiteri, Shaun Ellul, Lucienne Russo and Brandon Spiteri. The other members that took part in the event were: Farren Borg, Ivan Frendo, Isaac Chetcuti, James Flores and Glenn Aquilina.
The last two matches saw two Ying Yang athletes, who were even representing Malta, competing with two foreign athletes for the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) World Amateure Title Belts. Ruth Tanti competed with Ewa Bos from Poland in a 4×2 match for the Feather Weight Category. They used Kickboxing rules and full body protection. Ruben “the Wolf” Azzopardi competed with Jacopo Stefani from Italy in a 5×2 match for the Super Middle Weight Category. This was the only match in which K1 rules were used and the athletes did not use leg protection. Both Tanti and Azzopardi won the match and the Title Belt.
Malta vs Poland
The first two rounds were more in favour of Tanti as she was working a lot with kicks and Bos used more punches techniques. The third and fourth round were balanced as both athletes went close and personal with each one countering the other’s attack. It was here that they started pressuring each other and working more on their footwork to find an opening in the defence but Tanti showed that she was doing the lion’s share of the attacks.
Malta vs Italy
The first round was a calm one with both of them studying each other’s techniques and strengths. In the second round Azzopardi kept working from a distance but Stefani always managed to get close to work with knees. It was here that Azzopardi started landing good hits and pressing Stefani to the ropes. In the third round the Maltese athlete increased the pressure by finding its mark with jumping knee strikes to the stomach and the face with the Italian countering with clinching and working with the knees. In the end the victory was given to “the Wolf” by a doctor’s decision and a TKO just at the beginning of the fourth round.
The event was recorded by a local TV station and will be televised on the local channels. Talks are already on the way for the next event organised by Gladiators Promotions. For more information go to www.yingyangkickboxing.comor contact Master Noel Mercieca on 79208283 email@example.com.