Advertisement
Advertisement

Photos/Weights: Kovalev vs. Campillo, Ayala-Stevens

By Jake Donovan, Photos by Rich Graessle/Main Events
 
Sergei Kovalev and Gabriel Campillo both successfully made weight for Saturday's light heavyweight showdown at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
 
Both fighters came in right at the divisional limit of 175 lb. for their scheduled 10-round bout, which headlines the 2013 season premiere of NBC Sports Network Fight Night series.


 
Kovalez (19-0-1, 17KO) makes his second straight appearance on the series. The transplanted Russian - who now calls Ft. Lauderdale, FL home - was supposed to fight Campillo (21-4-1, 8KO) in September, but was forced to settle for a replacement opponent when the former light heavyweight champ suffered an injury. Kovalev made the most of the opportunity, taking out Lionel Thompson inside of three rounds at Sands Resort in Bethlehem, PA.
 
Campillo hasn't fought since last year's highly controversial points loss to Tavoris Cloud, the second time he was robbed blind in a title fight. The Spanish southpaw lost his title status in Jan. 2010, landing on the wrong end of a horribly scored split decision in his rematch with Beibut Shumenov.
 
In the co-feature, Elvin Ayala faces Curtis Stevens in a scheduled 10-round regional middleweigh title fight. Both fighters weighed 159 lb.


 
Ayala (26-5-2, 12KO) has won six straight and enjoys home court advantage of sorts, as he is a regular at Mohegan Sun as well as Foxwoods Casino. The New Haven, Conn. native enters the fight just days after celebrating his 32nd birthday.
 
Stevens (22-3, 16KO) made his ring return last March, signing with Main Events after a contractual dispute with his previous promoter put the Brooklynite on the shelf for two years. He has only fought one total round since then, scoring a 1st round knockout of Romaro Johnson in his home borough of Brooklyn.
 
The show marks the one-year anniversary of the NBC Sports Network series.
 
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 01-18-2013

I know robberies are common in this sport but I feel really bad for Campillo because he should be champ right now and getting his big pay days. Damn shame he got screwed.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 01-18-2013

Wishing the best for Campillo in this one. His luck has to turn around. If he can stay disciplined like he did in the Cloud win (yes, he won that fight), he can do fine. And then at some point,…

Comment by dan_cov on 01-18-2013

Campillo but I have very little faith in him getting a decision.

Comment by Hougigo on 01-18-2013

Curious... who do you guys think will take this?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines HBO Sports Head: We Want To Match The Best Fights Possible Olympic Boxers, Now Without Headgear, Worry About Cuts Dimitrenko Confident of Beating Parker, Derailing Joshua Fight Marlon Tapales Shocks Pungluang Sor Singyu, Wins WBO Belt Paul Smith Set For September Return, Won't Be on Liverpool Bill Abel Sanchez: Manny Pacquiao Should Fight Keith Thurman Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Gausha Presser Paulie Malignaggi’s Master Plan: This is Just Step One Loeffler: Golovkin Will Have 3 Fights Prior To Canelo Fight Alfredo Angulo Eyes Gold: I Want a World Title Shot in 2017! Video: Timothy Bradley Talks Pacquiao vs. Crawford, More Video: Loeffler Talks Golovkin vs. Brook HBO Tripleheader Robert Guerrero Aims For Rematch With Danny Garcia Leo Santa Cruz Says Having Dad in NYC Brought Him To Tears Photos: Joseph Diaz, Nick Arce, Roy Tapia Putting in Work Gamboa's Coach: One or Two More, Then Bring on Lomacheneko! Ruben Villa Inks Promotional With Banner and Thompson HBO Sports Head: Chocolatito Has Gotta Perform With Cuadras Tapales Struggles To Make Weight For Sor Singyu WBO Title Fight Photos: Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz Face To Face in NYC WBC Prez on Crawford: One Voluntary, Then Mandatory Fight Jonathan Guzman Robbed of $70,000 Purse at The Airport Prince Naseem Backs Frampton To Get Job Done With Santa Cruz WBC Prez: Povetkin-Wilder Situation To Be Resolved Soon Noel Gevor vs. Mirko Larghetti on October 14 in Hamburg HBO Sports Hopeful of 3 Fights for Golovkin, Canelo in 2016 Andre Ward-Alexander Brand Full Undercard Announced Cuadras To Chocolatito: The Title is Coming Back To Mexico Jose Ramirez Targets World Title Shot, Returns on December 10 Parker To Have Two More Fights Before Anthony Joshua Clash Loeffler: As Soon as Golovkin Has a Fight, Everyone Wants Him! Roach Admits: I Don't Think I'll Accept Crawford For Pacquiao! Manager: Flores Has The Heart and Balls To Beat Rigondeaux Joseph Parker's Trainer Laughs at Haumono Protesting KO Loss Tapales Must Be in Top Form To Beat WBO Champ Sor Singyu Golovkin's Coach: We Wanted Ward, It Will Eventually Happen! Pacquiao's Ex-Trainer Warns Him To Stay Away From Crawford David Price vs. Eric Molina Showdown in Play For The Fall SHO’s Prospect Factory Churns Through Milestone Anniversary Roach Makes it Clear That Pacquiao Will Not Be 'One and Done'
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement