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Gabriel Campillo: I Thought I Had The Victory in The Bag

By Ryan Burton

The latest edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com's official audio show, featured Gabriel Campillo who lost a very controversial decision to IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud this past Saturday. Campillo appeared to win a minimum of 8 rounds despite getting dropped twice in the first round.

The fighter of Spanish descent admitted to giving the 12th round away as he thought that he already had the victory sealed and didn't want to take any risks.

"My corner had told me going into the last round that I had it in the bag. They told me to jab and move and not take chances," Campillo told The Boxing Lab.

Campillo was the WBA light heavyweight championship until he lost a controversial decision in January 2010 against Beibut Shumenov in another fight that he appeared to do more than enough to win . That loss which took place in Las Vegas along with Saturday's loss in Corpus Christi have Campillo wondering if he can get a fair shake in the United States.

"I am starting to think I can't win in the U.S. after what happened on Saturday. It makes me almost what to give up but my team said they will do everything possible to make it right," Campillo said as he mentioned that his team is petitioning the IBF for a rematch against Cloud.

Cloud was a sizable favorite heading into the fight. He seemed to have a lot of trouble with Campillo's southpaw style and was visibly frustrated throughout the fight.  Campillo said that he knew Cloud had a lot of power but always felt that his boxing skills would prove to be superior and lead him to victory.

"I wasn't surprised (at Cloud's power). I saw a lot of film on Cloud. I saw that he was a strong fighter but not a technical fighter.  I knew I had the better skills and I showed that on Saturday," said Campillo.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tony B. on 02-23-2012

[QUOTE=Mike Haynes;11813219]SHEEEEID......you just don't like Paul. I had the Williams vs Lara fight a draw because I counted Paul's body punches and workrate. Lara only landed the left hand a lot (as opposed to body shots, left hooks, jabs, etc.)…

Comment by Tony B. on 02-23-2012

[QUOTE=Bombs;11812093]Thats why you lost and gave the championship rounds away. Plus you got knocked the fokk out!!... Twice! Cloud won by 2 points in my cards . The judges were right. Whoever knows about boxing like me knows cloud won.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Walt Liquor on 02-23-2012

[QUOTE=gnote650;11813988]So that means you be Don Kings *****. Ur facking retard there is no facking way u would get a job as a judge. Well I guess u know better than the rest of the world u facking idiot. Stick…

Comment by Walt Liquor on 02-23-2012

[QUOTE=LEATHERF8CE;11813052]If u gave cloud 4 rds , then u scored it 114-112....isn't that what I just posted ???[/QUOTE] No, i gave cloud 2 rounds. Im saying there is only 4 rds he could possibly get. Usually when a fight is…

Comment by Thickear on 02-23-2012

Campillo had the fight in the bag. Cloud - unbeknown to himself - had the judges in the bag. In a case like that there's only one winner.

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