Advertisement
Advertisement

Erdei vs Campillo Clash For The Vacant WBA Title?

By Rick Reeno

The news hit last week that Gabriel Campillo (20-3, 7 KOs) withdrew from his fight with Thierry Karl, which was scheduled for the vacant EBU light heavyweight title on January 22 in Levallois, France. Sources in Spain have advised BoxingScene.com that Campillo will likely be involved in a fight for the WBA's vacant "regular" title at 175-pounds.

Beibut Shumenov, the current WBA champion, will face WBO champion Juergen Braehmer on January 8. The winner of their unification bout will become the WBA's "super champion," which is going to leave the "regular" title vacant. The WBA will order the two highest ranked contenders to fight for the vacant belt, which is Campillo, who is ranked at number one, and unbeaten former two division champion Zsolt Erdei (32-0, 17KOs) at number two.

If Erdei doesn't accept the fight, the WBA will go the down the list of available contenders within the top ten.

Erdei's adviser, Greg Leon, will evaluate the situation with his boxer - if the WBA hands down the order.

"Defeating Bernard Hopkins has been Zsolt Erdei's greatest desire from the day I met him. Now that it's clear Jean Pascal is fighting Chad Dawson next, we're going to exercise every effort to get the living legend in the ring with my undefeated star. Of course, if  the WBA formally orders Erdei-Gabriel Campillo for the title, it would be an honor and we would have to weigh-out our options at that point in time," Leon told BoxingScene.com.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bram on 01-01-2011

And afterwards, the Shumenov-Braehmer winner can fight the Dawson-Pascal 2 winner and the winner of that would make them the WBA Super-Duper LHW Champion and then the winner of Campillo-Erdei will be upgraded to Regular Super Champion which would make…

Comment by MrFynest on 01-01-2011

I see Erdei winning an easy decision here. WBA is a total joke. While I think all sanctioning bodies have no credibility, WBA is the only one where it's had 3 "champions" in a single weight class. "super" "regular" and…

Comment by JK1700 on 01-01-2011

Campillo vs Erdei would be interesting. I like Campillo if they do fight.

Comment by Cupo303 on 01-01-2011

[SIZE="3"]I've made threads about Hopkins facing Erdei from years ago. I wish it would happen, another notch under B-hop's belt facing the Unofficial Linear Champ and taking his 0 in the process. I didn't G. Leon was an adviser of…

Comment by daggum on 12-31-2010

erdei(the good calzaghe) will school campillo, shumenov, pascal, cloud, dawson, and hopkins and claim his rightful place as lord of boxing.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Flanagan-Mathews: Zolani Tete To Face Jose Santos Gonzalez Sullivan Barrera: My Goal is To Knock Andre Ward Out! Blackwell-Eubank Jr. Set For March 26 At Wembley Garcia: Canelo vs. Khan is Going To Be a Pretty Close Fight Ricky Hatton Discusses Several Emotional Topics on Life, Career Loeffler: We Expect Canelo To Defend Against Golovkin Video: Robert Garcia on Brandon Rios, Canelo-Khan, More Sauerland: Abraham Win Could Make Groves Bout Much Bigger Theophane: Mayweather Will Advise Me on How To Beat Broner Golovkin Keeps The Line Moving in Supremacy Quest at 160 Boxing Priest Makes Boxing Comeback After 20 Years Arum Spoke To HBO About Making Golovkin vs. Ramirez Jorge Linares Injury Puts Zlaticanin Title Fight In Jeopardy Omar Narvaez To Face Jesus Vargas on February 19th Roach Says Gomez, Ramirez on Board To Help Manny Pacquiao Roy Jones Jr. Rejects Retirement Talk, Return is Not Ruled Out Dmitry Kudryashov is Now Training With Joe Goossen Gonzalez, Negrete, Delgado, Gramajo on LA Fight Club, March 4 Loeffler on Working With Haymon Side To Finalize Golovkin-Wade Ward: Barrera Not Stronger, Hasn't Seen This Speed, Conditioning Cletus Seldin Returns To Action on March 5th in Long Island Browne Gets Advice From Larry Holmes For Chagaev Bout Photos: Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley 3 Undercard Presser 50 Cent Erupts, Rips Apart Ungrateful "Sh*thead" Billy Dib Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson Undercard Information Golovkin-Canelo: Jerry Jones Wants Bout at AT&T Stadium Sanchez Will Have Barrera Ready For Andre Ward's Clinching Ovill McKenzie-Dmytro Kucher Purse Bid Won By Frank Warren Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley: Defying Newton's Laws Golovkin-Wade Title Fight Confirmed For April 23 At The Forum Williams-Matano Title Eliminator Tops March 5 SHO Tripleheader Jason Quigley To Return on March 25th at Fantasy Springs Lightweight Contender Kevin Mitchell Announces Retirement Trash-Talking Lundy Admits Crawford Has ‘Got The Goods’ Sanchez on Facing Andre Ward With Barrera Instead of Golovkin Nielsen-Marghetti Tops March 19 Bill In Copenhagen Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo vs. Khan, Brook, Kovalev, More Stephen Ormond is Hoping To Raise Irish Spirits Joshua-Martin: Eddie Hearn Hoping To Get The Fight Done Anthony Joshua To Parker: Talk is Cheap Until The Bell Rings
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement