Advertisement
Advertisement

Kovalev vs. Campillo Shifted To January 19 on NBC SN?

By Alexey Sukachev

According to Sergey Kovalev (19-0-1, 17KOs), a hard-hitting Russian light heavyweight prospect, he is tentatively set to collide with former WBA champion Gabriel Campillo (21-4-1, 8 KOs), 33, on January 19 of 2013. A potential venue is the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which was a host for Kovalev’s two recent outings versus Darnell Boone (TKO 2) and late sub Lionell Thompson (TKO 3), who replaced Campillo in September.

The Russian fighter is ranked #10 by the WBC and #15 by the IBF, while Campillo, who withdrew from his Sep. rendezvous with Kovalev due to an injury, is rated #3 by the International Boxing Federation. If successful against the veteran Spaniard, Kovalev, who has recently signed with the Main Events, is expected to rise considerably in the world ranks. The bout, meanwhile, is said to become a headliner of the event, aired by the NBC Sports Network.

“I hope it won’t be another trick for my next fight. I’m really thrilled and positively excited to kick Campillo’s ass”, wrote Kovalev in Russian. “As soon as the deal is reached, I’ll surely report here, on my site”.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Light_Speed on 10-19-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;12618576]Uzelkov knocked Campillo out with punches, not an elbow: [/QUOTE] He hurt Campillo with punches but the last shot before Campillo went down was an elbow. No argument from me though, Chico Guapo was on…

Comment by Freedom. on 10-19-2012

Uzelkov knocked Campillo out with punches, not an elbow:

Comment by ddangerous on 10-19-2012

Intriguing match. Have not seen Kovalev yet, but Campillo is very tricky.

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 10-19-2012

cool fight. Kovalev has one of the shortest, quickest right hands ive seen lately. pretty tricky punch to see. hard to pick against Campillo's skill and adaptability but I'm leaning toward Kovalev's athleticism in this one.

Comment by richardt on 10-19-2012

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;12617775]No one has beating Campillo legit in my eyes.[/QUOTE]Campillo could easily be undeefeated and one of his best wins was his trouncing of Cloud. That was one of the most dominant performances a fighter could have and yet they robbed…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Porter: After I Beat Thurman, I am Number One at Welterweight! Wilder-Povetkin Decision Coming Very Soon, Says WBC Prez Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Visits Salido, Backs Him To Beat Vargas Photos: All Star Boxing vs. Canelo/Golden Boy - $27 Million Lawsuit Video: Bob Arum on Working With Haymon, Talks Canelo, GGG Roach: Van Heerden Beat Up McGregor, I Told Floyd I Need 3 Years Photos: Ezequiel Maderna Puts in Work To Shock Artur Beterbiev Arum on Possibility of Gilberto Ramirez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Photos: Artur Beterbiev Puts Finishing Touches For Maderna Bout Roach: I'd Still Like Mayweather To Face a 'Healthy' Manny Pacquiao Arum: I Would Have Never Let Canelo Do What He Did With GGG Video: Freddie Roach on McGregor, Mayweather, Pacquiao Bob Arum, Al Haymon in Talks To Stage Fights, Work Together AIBA To Answer Doping Questions, Decide on Pros in Olympics Richard Commey To Be Ringside For Barthelemy vs. Bey Photos: Crawford vs. Postol Undercard Press Conference Francisco Vargas Not Bothered By Location Change For Camp Demetrius Andrade Training Hard For Willie Nelson Clash Van Heerdan Details McGregor Sparring, Says He is Capable Boxer Dejan Zlaticanin To Face New Opponent For WBC Title, Marsili Out Rueda: I Will Surprise The Fans, Oscar Valdez is Going To Lose! Fury: I'll Bend Over Wilder, Joshua - Split Them With This Long D*ck Julian Williams To Jermall Charlo: One Way To Prove Who's Better Video: Tyson Fury on Breaking Klitschko Mentally, Wilder Fight Liam Smith: Kell Brook is The Fight I'm Pushing For Klitschko Vows Payback, No Judges: I Will Knock Tyson Fury Out! Ashley Theophane On Board To Face Ricky Burns in UK Showdown Bellew: I Kicked Haye's Ass in Sparring, I'll Face Him at Heavyweight Emiliano Marsili Confident of Zlaticanin Win, Eyes Anthony Crolla Dillian Whyte: Briggs Will Be Very Dangerous For David Haye Golovkin's Coach: Danny Jacobs No Longer Calls For GGG Fight! Ryabinsky Intent On Clearing Povetkin, Rescheduling Wilder Bout Tony Bellew: Lebedev Holds a Couple Belts, He's The One We Want! Titles Changing Hands All Over: BoxingScene Ratings Update Haumono Motivated By Family To Blast Out Joseph Parker Selby Turns Back on Warrington, Eyes Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Porter Plans To Bang Away at Thurman's Ribs, Break His Body Atlas Would Love Pacquiao-Crawford, Spence Face The Top Dogs Bounced in Buffalo: 'Bump City' and 'Boom Boom' Hit The Skids Arslan Gets Foe: Manuel Charr, Adrian Granat, Fornling in Action
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement