The 23 year old prodigy Andres “Crocodile” Campos, 9-0 fresh off a Las Vegas training Camp with Australia’s Moloney Twins has earned the number 12 position in the World Boxing Organisations Flyweught ratings.
The undefeated WBO Latino and WBA Fedebol Flyweight Champion opens up about entering the World ratings, what it means to him and the future.
“Firstly I would like to thank President (WBO) Paco Varcarcel, El Patron my manager Tony Tolj and my promoter Nico “Maverick” Martinez for believing in me and making everything possible.
I spent the last 5 weeks in Las Vegas, with Andrew, Jason Moloney and Jesse Rosales. They are all World class boxers and I’m learning more and more everytime. This was the best camp I have been apart of, I believe I have gone to anothet level.
I know I need to be training and competing with this level of boxer. I’m now number 12 in the WBO Flyweight division and the World Title is vacant
Our team in Chile we call the latino Wolf Pac is getting better and better everytime. Mascareña, Mederos, Cruzat and my Argentine brother Augustin Gauto.
I’m am determined to because the first Chilean World Boxing Champion and bring hope to our country during this crazy time.
Andres “Crocodile” Campos sets sights on world ratings, now holds WBA Fedebol and WBO Latino flyweight titles
Andres “Crocodile” Campos moves to 9-0 and continued his excellent start to his professional career as he dominated undefeated Pedro Villegas 12-0 to retain his WBA Fedebol flyweight title whilst also capturing the WBO Latino flyweight title on the inaugural Dragon Fire Latino event in Santiago de Chile, Chile.
The event which saw the Dragon Fire Latino promotional debuts of 23 year old Cuban sensation “King” Raynel Mederos who moved to 4-0 as a professional and “The Rock” Raymond Mascarena Jr who also emerged victorious on the show presented by Tony Tolj and Nicholas “Maverick” Martinez in Chile, was main evented by fast-rising Campos who has put himself into a position that may see him challenge for global honors in the coming 12 months.
23-year-old Campos has been on fire in the pro ranks and has picked up 3 titles since linking up with Dragon Fire Boxing. Campos discussed his rapid progression under the guidance of Tony Tolj and Dragon Fire.
Campos said, “I am very grateful to my manager Tony Tolj, my promoter Nico “Maverick” Martinez everybody at Dragon Fire Boxing for guiding me in such a great way so far in my career. To win titles with the WBA and WBO is amazing and also becoming champion of my country is a great honor. So I am very grateful for the opportunities I have been given so far in the professional game.
“My last opponent Villegas was a tough opponent. He was undefeated and coming to win. I have not had it easy as a pro, I am always in real fights and that’s how I like it. If you want to be the best you have to test yourself against real fighters and I am fortunate to have been successful against real fighters.
“Now I want to continue to hopefully climb up the world ratings and put myself in a position to fight for more titles in the coming months. I want to thank the WBA and WBO for giving me opportunities to fight for their titles and I hope that I can fight for many more of them in the future.”
One of the guiding lights in Campos’ career comes in the form of Dragon Fire Boxing chief Tony Tolj who weighed in on his Chilean charge.
Tolj said, “Andres has been a joy to work with from day one. We had him over in Australia where he worked with the Moloney’s, Billel Dib and Bruno Tarimo and their trainer Angelo and we were all really impressed. He is a great kid and he is going places trust me.
“He’s hopefully going to be ranked in the world top 15 in the near future and after the COVID-19 issues are cleared up I want to continue to push him as fast as we can towards major titles as I believe he is definitely going to follow the likes of Andrew Moloney in becoming a world champion.”