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Stevenson vs Bika, Beterbiev vs Campillo: Weigh-In

ADONIS STEVENSON: 174 ½ Pounds
SAKIO BIKA: 174 ½ Pounds

ARTUR BETERBIEV: 175 Pounds
GABRIEL CAMPILLO: 174 ½ Pounds

(TV Swing Bout)
JULIAN WILLIAMS: 154 ½ Pounds
JOEY HERNANDEZ: 155 pounds

PBC on CBS, headlined by the light heavyweight world championship fight between Stevenson and Bika, is promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and presented by Videotron and in association with Mise-O-Jeu. Tickets are on sale now at the Pepsi Coliseum box office in Quebec, by calling (418) 691-7211 or (800) 900-7469, online at www.billetech.com, at GYM (514) 383-0666 and Champion Boxing Club (514) 376-0980. Ticket prices range from $25 to $250 on the floor. Continue reading

Stevenson vs. Bika/Beterbiev vs. Campillo: Saturday’s PBC on CBS Screams Premium Cable Showcase

(Photo credit: Amanda Kwok / PBC on CBS) Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions return on CBS for an 80’s-esque throwback this Saturday afternoon live from the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. The main event matches the current lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson against tough-as-nails and former super middleweight titleholder Sakio Bika. The co-main event features another step in the promising career of Arthur Beterbiev when he faces Gabriel Campillo.

The CBS broadcast harkens back to the days when boxing was a staple on terrestrial television in the afternoon, a time when the general public recognized more than just a few big names in boxing. Considering the promotion behind this event on CBS it’s too bad the top of this card wasn’t put together with more effort. No disrespect to Sakio Bika, who cut his teeth against the best fighters in his weight class in the last ten years or so. Of late though it appears the best days are behind the iron-chinned Bika. In the first of his two fights versus Anthony Dirrell something seemed different. He didn’t have that same spunk and what became obvious to see only worsened in the rematch. Continue reading

Artur Beterbiev vs. Gabriel Campillo on April 4th

QUEBEC CITY (March 19, 2015) – After dominating the amateur ranks during two entire Olympic cycles, Russian prospect Artur Beterbiev is now ready for pro boxing’s elite, even though he has only fought seven times as a professional. The Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) jewel will continue his journey April 4 in Quebec City, airing live on CBS and TVA Sports, against former world champion Gabriel Campillo, of Spain. Continue reading

Kiko Martinez, Gabriel Campillo Back in Action This Friday in Spain

Former IBF World super Bantamweight Champion Kiko “La Sensación” Martinez and former WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Gabriel “Chico Guapo” Campillo will return to action in their home countries of Spain this Friday, December 12, at the Palau Olímpic Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona.

The IBF #8- and WBO #11-rated Martinez (31-5, 23 KOs) will drop back down to his natural weight of 118 lbs. to face French southpaw Amor Belahdi Ali (13-3-1, 2 KOs) in an eight-round battle. Meanwhile, Campillo (24-6-1, 11 KOs), continuing to stay busy while waiting for another high-profile showdown, will face Czech veteran Tomas Adamek (21-10-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Continue reading

Campillo Looking for his Next ‘Dance’ Partner

Former world light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo (24-6-1, 11 KOs) is looking for his next dance partner.

Coming off a career-rejuvenating victory over formerly undefeated Thomas Williams Jr., on August 1, live on ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington, in which he stopped Williams in five rounds, “The Handsome Man,” Campillo next wants to “tango” with any other top light heavyweight in the world. Continue reading

Campillo to Meet Undefeated Williams Jr. on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

The August 1 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature an IBF eliminator between former Light Heavyweight titlist Gabriel “Chico Guapo” Campillo (23-6-1, 9 KOs) and undefeated Light Heavyweight Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (17-0, 12 KOs) in the 12-round main event. Continue reading

Thomas Williams vs Gabriel Campillo Headlines on ESPN

Looking to continue his march through the division, world ranked and undefeated light heavyweight contender Thomas “Top Dog” Williams, Jr. takes on his toughest challenge to date when he faces former WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Gabriel “El Chico Guapo” Campillo in the 12-round main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra™ on Friday, August 1 from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington it was announced today by Goossen Promotions. Continue reading

Fonfara Wins, Excites Fans but Shows Flaw

fonfara1More than fifty years ago Floyd Patterson fought Sonny Liston twice and got destroyed twice. Trainer Cus D’Amato didn’t want Floyd to fight Liston. He knew Floyd was intimidated by the Big Bear. Before Cassius Clay dethroned him, Liston was the most feared fighter around. Cus doubted whether Floyd could beat the Big Bear, and to make matters worse, Cus felt a loss would mean the most coveted championship in all of sport would fall into the hands of one of the most undesirable characters in the fight game. Liston was an ex-con and there were rumors about him being controlled by the mob. Their first fight took place at Comiskey Park in front of crowd of over 18,000 fight fans.

At that time, Liston was a scary brute. He outweighed Patterson by 25 lbs. and enjoyed a 13 inch reach advantage. Floyd was an over grown light heavy, having won the Olympic Gold as a middleweight. Cus advised Patterson against taking the fight, but Floyd overruled him. Floyd desperately wanted to be a true champion and fight the best challengers. As history tells us, Floyd was like a lamb being led to the slaughter. Liston used a powerful jab with big blasts from both hands to destroy Floyd in less than one round. Then Sonny proved it was no fluke by doing it again in a rematch. Continue reading