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That’ a good matchmaking on paper. Need to pass those few first steps though. Not given.

Posted August 15, 2012 7:32 pm 


Ain’t gonna be be no retards today dood!

Posted August 15, 2012 6:00 pm 


Cammarelle already signed up to turn ‘pro’ with AIBA’s new Pro League, the APB. Did he suddenly change his mind or did the writer here not realize what ‘pro’ meant when he heard the news?

Posted August 15, 2012 4:51 pm 

night train

chief you have no clue, considering whom he’s already beaten, two of the best prospects, in the top 20 heavyweights, easily stopping David Price, the only question is his age.

Posted August 15, 2012 4:09 pm 


He’s developed an efficient style which is good for point scoring, but he knows himself that when the objectives change in longer fights he is severely disadvantages and would get ko’d regularly in the pro game.

Should stay where he is

Posted August 15, 2012 2:59 pm 


Yes he should have turned pro in 2008. Take note Anthony Joshua & strike while the irons hot & stop talking all this nonsence about defending the Olympic title.

Posted August 15, 2012 5:39 am 


His age will not be much of a problem, his energy efficient style, will not need a lot of tweaking for the pro game.

He reminds me in some ways of Maskaev. Like Maskaev, he does not really jab but instead throws a curling punch that gets round opponents guards. He also plods quite slowly forward in a similar way to the Big O [much faster than Oleg though], probably because he seems to have a problem with one of his knees. He’s a lot more talented than Maskaev though, due to his much faster hands and better chin.

Posted August 15, 2012 5:20 am 


in fast track he might be able to get a shot in 2 or 3 years

Posted August 15, 2012 3:10 am 


He really needs to fast track his career. He should have only one “get used to the gloves and lack of head gear” four rounder then move straight onto your “well known” Journeymen (i.e. Julius Long, Sherman Williams, etc). After a couple of bouts at that level (probably 8 rounders), test the 10 rounders with a couple of old washed up ex champs (e.g. Botha, McCall, etc) then hit the 12 rounders initially against more recent ex-champs (e.g. Brewster, Peter, etc). After a couple of fights at that level, step up to fighting contenders and getting properly rated.
At that point he’d still be considered “green” as a pro and may be able to leverage that into a title shot as champs may see him as a hyped but limited opponent (i.e. the whole “ex-gold medallist” thing may be marketable… especially if it was a rematch with Povetkin for example).

Posted August 15, 2012 1:43 am 

Fight Aficionado

WTF did he stick around till 32 just to fight in the Olympics where they’ll rob you anyhow? He’d have been a multi-millionaire by now if he went pro with the class of ’08. They better move him fast because he’s not getting any younger.

Posted August 15, 2012 1:33 am 


Retard! Pickin on boys ?? He won the olympic gold when he was a boy himself you retard !

Posted August 15, 2012 12:01 am 


The paid ranks arent exactly teeming with talent at the moment so why not, may have left it a little late though unless he plans on moving fast..

Posted August 14, 2012 11:29 pm 


He should have gone pro in 2008. Then his career could have advanced at the rapid rate of fellow medalist Deontay Wilder.

Posted August 14, 2012 11:11 pm 


*35/36 Camarelle

Posted August 14, 2012 10:37 pm 


He`s a talented guy no doubt, I like him, and in terms of pure ability if the likes of a Chisora or Arreola can end up facing a Klitschko, then a guy with Cammarelle should get right up there. Still my impression isn`t really that it is all “job done” at amateur level so much as the emergence of youngsters like Dychko (or however you spell it), Savon and Joshua are meaning his time there is limited anyway. He had more skill and experience to draw on vs the young amateurs, but that isn`t going to help so much in the pro’s once he gets past the tomato can stage. If a 32 year old Camarelle is getting pegged back in rnd 3 by a raw Joshua, I don`t see a 35/36 year old Joshua ever surviving against a polished Wlad, which really needs to be the ultimate aim.

Posted August 14, 2012 10:36 pm 

night train

Might be a little late for him, but if this is true, he has the goods , fast hands, good power, stout chin and he’s a southpaw,

Posted August 14, 2012 8:39 pm 


32 years old huh? Hmmm!! Must be a typo – I take it that he must be 22 years old given the hype.

Posted August 14, 2012 8:00 pm 


I would say he had it all in 2004-2008, especially en route to olympic Gold koing Price with ease and the chinese guy. He seems to have slowed a bit.

Posted August 14, 2012 6:12 pm 


These guys in Europe who are top amateurs dont need to turn pro as they make a ton of money. A lot of top companies put these guys on the boarrd of directors and keep huge salaries as long as they fight in the major tournaments. The armed forces pay extra but not as much. A friend of mine was combined services champ and fought 14 years amateur at national and international level and has done very well financially.

Posted August 14, 2012 6:09 pm 


Kill says : ” Those Klits are retarded ” …
Retarded ? Really ? Did it ever occur to you , that these ” retards ” give away MORE in tips , than a genius like you will earn in a lifetime ?

Posted August 14, 2012 5:44 pm 


At 32 he’s gonna have to get his skates on a bit. He’s gonna need to debut by the end of September & cram 3 fights in before the end off 2012. Hopefully he’ll be Italian champion sometime next year & a clash with Francesco Pianeta can happen by the end of 2013. He’s gonna have to fight at least 8-10 fights a year though.

Posted August 14, 2012 4:04 pm 


I think he stayed too long in the amateur game. It is tough to teach new tricks to an old dog, and he needs sharpening if he’s going to fight seasoned pros. He also seemed to tire late in the final. I know it was a tough fight in a tough week with a lot of pressure, but it was three rounds.

Posted August 14, 2012 2:25 pm 


32? This is why he should have gone in 08 after taking the gold. Hell, Russo should have gone pro then too but he was too in love with himself and his TV celebrity to do it.

Posted August 14, 2012 1:38 pm 


This guy is 6’3″ X 230… Certainly no “giant” either in size or ability.

Posted August 14, 2012 12:29 pm 


a little late, but so was Pulev.

Posted August 14, 2012 12:22 pm 


He’s going to be Wlads opponent after Wach. Heard it here first. Those Klits are retarded

Posted August 14, 2012 12:05 pm 

Neil (pomy)

Judging by what we currently have in the pro ranks … this guy will be a welcomed addition. He will make a good pro.

Posted August 14, 2012 12:03 pm 


If he fights just in Italy then he’ll never lose a decision :grin:

Posted August 14, 2012 11:35 am 

The Kingslayer

Too old and horrible stamina.

Posted August 14, 2012 11:31 am 


He’ll make a terrific pro. Hopefully he’ll get a great promoter that will match him well. A lot of fights, slowly increasing the level of opposition.

Posted August 14, 2012 11:28 am 


Da Preem !!!!

Posted August 14, 2012 10:52 am 


He will be a superb professional. He already battered Price with headgear on. He has size, power and is athletic. The only downside is that he has left it so late, why didn’t he turn pro after the last Olympics?
Oh well, good luck to him, he’s in shape and could make some serious noise.

Posted August 14, 2012 10:51 am 

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