Tampa, FL: IBF / WBA / WBO Unified Lightweight Champion Nate Campbell is patiently waiting to see who his next fight will be against. "We have a WBO mandatory defense due, so we are waiting to see whether it will be Casamayor, Khan, or Peterson", said Terry J. Trekas of One Punch Productions, Campbell's co-promoter alongside Don King.
Article posted on 20.04.2008
"We will go through the motions with this Casamayor thing and present an offer to Golden Boy, even though the likelihood of Joel actually fighting Nate is less than 1%. We can't really do anything else at the moment, because until the WBO actually strips Casamayor, or he vacates the WBO Interim title, any move by us for another fight could cause Nate to be stripped of the WBO title. Now I'm sure that Frank Warren wouldn't shed a tear over that, because he would like to make Khan the WBO champ, without having to fight Nate, but rest assured that we will do whatever we have to, to make sure that our WBO mandatory obligation is fullfilled.. If Amir Khan wants the WBO title, sooner or later he will have to see Nate Campbell about that. Now when (not if, but when) Casamayor declines the Campbell fight, should Khan elect to step aside for now, then hopefully the WBO will name Anthony Peterson as the mandatory challenger, and we could do that fight. As things stand, we are just waiting for the Casamayor situation to run it's course, and then whether it's Khan, or Peterson, we WILL do our WBO mandatory defense to retain the WBO title." said Trekas.
"And as for the talk of Campbell-Pacquiao in the fall, well of course that's a very appealing fight, but at this point it's just talk. Pacquiao has to deal with David Diaz first, so any discussions about anything involving Pacquiao in the future are irrelevant until after his June fight. People seem to think that Pacquiao has already won that fight or something, but he's in tough on June 28. David Diaz is no cupcake. No guarantee Pacquiao wins that fight. And no guarantee that even if he wins, that he stays at 135" said Trekas.