By Rick Reeno was advised that Saturday's light heavyweight title bout between WBA champion Gabriel Campillo and Beibut Shumenov, in Kazakhstan, will proceed as scheduled - despite any claims being made by Universum Promotions. Universum announced on Tuesday that a Spanish civil court agreed with their position that Campillo is prohibited from going forward with Saturday’s fight against Shumenov.

Universum filed a suit with a Spanish court with claims of having promotional options on Campillo. Universum claims the options are stemming from Campillo’s title winning effort over Universum fighter Hugo Hernan Garay on June 20, 2009.


BoxingScene spoke with Campillo's attorney Pat English on Tuesday, and he confirmed that Universum's recent announcement would not jeopardize Saturday's fight in any way. From what BoxingScene was told by English, Universum has never served Campillo with any legal documents. Additionally, Campillo never signed off on any documents that provide Universum with any type of promotional options. English has a copy of the contract that Universum offered to Campillo. The fighter did not agree with the terms and never signed it.


English sent a cease and desist letter to Universum on July 14. He demanded a copy of the agreement that Universum claims to have with Campillo [with Campillo signature on the actual agreement]. English never heard back from Universum and never received any kind of documentation with Campillo signing off to provide fight options to Universum.  Despite all of this, the Spanish court, arguably, has no jurisdiction in Kazakhstan.