Gabriel Campillo vs. Sergey Kovalev on September 21; Jaro-Igarashi on 7/16
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.
Article posted on 14.07.2012
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.
2012-2013 NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE
(All Times ET and subject to change)
Friday, September 21 9-11p.m. NBC Sports Network
Saturday, December 8 10 p.m.-12 a.m. NBC Sports Network
Saturday, December 22 4-6 p.m. NBC
Saturday, January 19, 9-11 p.m. NBC Sports Network
Saturday, March 9, 2013 9-11 p.m. NBC Sports Network
WBC News: Jaro vs. Igarashi on 7/16
WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS
July 13, 2012 – Mexico City.
From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:
WBC Flyweight World Championship
Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan - Winghat Arena
July 16, 2012
This will be the 1,785th championship fight in the 49-year history of the WBC.
TEIKEN PROMOTIONS & AKIHIKO HONDA PRESENT:
JARO VS. IGARASHI
SONNY BOY JARO (Philippines)
WBC Flyweight World Champion
Age (date of birth): 30 (March 24, 1982)
Residence: Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines
Place of birth: Silay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Professional record: 34-10-5, 24 KOs
Total rounds: 254
World title fights: 3 (1-2-0)
Trainer: Aljoe Jaro
Promoter: Aljoe Jaro
TOSHIYUKI IGARASHI (Japan)
Ranked WBC No. 1 at flyweight (Mandatory Challenger)
Age (date of birth): 28 (January 17, 1984)
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Place of birth: Akita, Japan
Professional record: 15-1-1, 10 KOs
Total rounds: 108
Manager: Akihiko Honda
Promoter: Teiken Promotions
WBC FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS
1. Pone Kingpetch (Tha) 1963
2. Hiroyuki Ebihara (Jap) 1963 - 1964
3. Pone Kingpetch (Tha) * 1964 - 1965
4. Salvatore Burruni (Ita) 1965 - 1966
5. Walter Mcgowan (GB) 1966
6. Chartchai Chionoi (Tha) 1966 - 1969
7. Efren Torres (Mex) 1969 - 1970
8. Chartchai Chionoi (Tha) * 1970
9. Erbito Salavarria (Phil) 1970 - 1971
10. Betulio Gonzalez (Ven) 1972
11. Venice Borkorsor (Tha) 1972 - 1973
12. Betulio Gonzalez (Ven) * 1973 - 1974
13. Shoji Oguma (Jap) 1974 - 1975
14. Miguel Canto (Mex) 1975 - 1979
15. Chan-Hee Park (Kor) 1979 - 1980
16. Shoji Oguma (Japan) * 1980 - 1981
17. Antonio Avelar (Mex) 1981 - 1982
18. Prudencio Cardona (Col) 1982
19. Freddie Castillo (Mex) 1982
20. Eleoncio Mercedes (D.R.) 1982 - 1983
21. Charlie Magri (GB) 1983
22. Frank Cedeño (Phil) 1983 - 1984
23. Koji Kobayashi (Jap) 1984
24. Gabriel Bernal (Mex) 1984
25. Sot Chitalada (Tha) 1984 - 1988
26. Yong-Kang Kim (Kor) 1988 - 1989
27. Sot Chitalada (Thai) * 1989 - 1991
28. Muangchai Kittikasem (Tha) 1991 - 1992
29. Yuri Arbachakov (Russia) 1992 - 1996
30. Chatchai Sasakul (Tha) 1997 - 1998
31. Manny Pacquiao (Phil) 1998 - 1999
32. Medgoen Singsurat (Tha) 1999 - 2000
33. Malcolm Tunacao (Phil) 2000 - 2001
34. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (Tha) 2001 - 2007
35. Jorge Arce (Mexico) Interim 2005 - 2006
36. Daisuke Naito (Japan) 2007 - 2009
37. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (Tha) Interim 2009
38. Koki Kameda (Japan) 2009 – 2010
39. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (Thai) * 2010 – 2012
40. Sonny Boy Jaro (Phil) 2012 - *Regained
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE FLYWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC
34 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only five have regained the title: Pone Kingpetch (Thailand), Chartchai Chionoi (Thailand), Betulio Gonzalez (Venezuela), Shoji Oguma (Japan), Sot Chitalada (Thailand), Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (Thailand).
145 FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE BOUTS HAVE BEEN HELD IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC
World flyweight title bouts by country in WBC history:
The record for flyweight world title defenses is held by Pongsaklek Wonjongkam with 25.
WBC TITLE BOUTS HELD IN JAPAN
244 title bouts have been held in Japan in WBC history.
WBC TITLE FIGHTS IN JAPAN IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC BY DIVISION
Super fly 35
Super feather 23
Super bantam 18
Super welter 11
Light fly 11
Super light 10
Total bouts: 244
WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.
Caborn appointed Chairman of the ABAE
The Former Minister for Sport, Richard Caborn, has been appointed Chairman of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE). He will replace the out-going Chairman Keith Walters who becomes the President of the ABAE, a role formerly held by Caborn.
As Chairman, Caborn will work with the Board of the ABAE and its Chief Executive, Mark Abberley, to guide the future development of the organization and the sport of amateur boxing, which is one of the few funded by Sport England to deliver significant increases in participation.
The appointment is part of a process of modernization by the ABAE to ensure it has the right structures and people in place to build on the success of recent years and be in the best possible shape to capitalize on any positive outcomes from the London 2012 Olympics.
“Boxing is one of our most successful sports in its ability to deliver the twin goals of increased grassroots participation and elite medal success and we want to ensure that we continue to build on that,” explained Caborn.
“The London 2012 Olympics will provide a unique shop window for the sport where we are hopeful that our boxers will do well and we want to ensure the ABAE is set-up to maximize the opportunities that will come from this in terms of attracting new people to the sport.”
According to the most recent figures from Sport England (Active People 6, June 2012), 138,400 people participate in boxing once per week – a rise of 30% since 2008.
At the elite level it continues to produce top class international boxers and four of the seven men and all three of the women that will compete for Team GB in this summer’s Olympics came through the ABAE’s ranks.
The Chief Executive of the ABAE Mark Abberley said: “It is a very exciting time to be involved in amateur boxing and having a former Sports Minister as our Chairman is great for the ABAE and provides us with the opportunity to call on all of Richard’s skills, experience and connections.
“At the same time, it is important to recognize the great service that Keith Walters has provided to amateur boxing in his six years as Chairman and I am very happy that he is staying on in the role of President where we can continue to have the benefit of his unparalleled knowledge of grassroots boxing.”
Richard Caborn was the Labor MP for Sheffield Central from 1983 until 2009 when he stepped down from front-line Politics. He served as the Minister of Sport at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport from 2001-07 and is widely credited with playing an important role in helping to secure the Olympic Games for London.
Keith Walters has served the ABAE as Chairman since 2006 and been responsible for many positive changes within amateur boxing. He has acted as an AIBA representative for England, is the Regional Secretary for the London ABA and is a committee member at Lynn Amateur Boxing Club in London where he has been involved as a boxer, coach and administrator since 1955.
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