Chilean standout Andrés “Chilean Crocodile” Campos who many say is one of the most highly regarded prospects to emerge from Latin American in recent times, returns to the ring this Saturday evening, as he takes on Venezuelan Jesus Martinez for the WBA Fedebol Flyweight Championship over 10 rounds as he main events in Lo Barnechea, Chile.
Campos recently made the link up with Australian manager Tony Tolj in a move that has seen him working alongside the Moloney twins, Bruno Tarimo and Billel Dib on the Gold Cast. Campos discussed his link up with Tolj and his time around the Moloney’s and Dib.
He said, “Working with the Moloney twins, Bruno Tarimo and Billel Dib has made me such a better fighter. They are amazing fighters and really at the top of the world game. That is where I want to be and working with them has not just made me a better fighter, but it has inspired me to become a world champion even more so.
“Watching Andrew Moloney become world champion was a very special night. I am proud that he is my friend and to witness that happen has inspired me to work as hard as I can so one day I can become a world champion and hopefully I can do it in front of my hometown crowd like Andrew did.
“I am so grateful to the whole team but especially Tony Tolj who has given me these amazing opportunities so far. Not only has he helped me work alongside some of the best fighters in Australia but he has delivered back to back title fights for me. I am very happy with how things have been and a happy fighter is always a good fighter as you will see at the weekend.
Campos now heads into a WBA Fedebol title clash this weekend in his native Chile where his popularity is on the rise at a massive rate. The ‘Chilean Crocodile’ opened up about the fight and how he feels about fighting again in his native Chile.
Campos said, “This is going to be a good test for me as my opponent on the night has a good record and I know he is coming to win. He is not going to quit he is going to fight but that is when you see the best of me. I have worked very hard in training camp more so than I believe many others do and this will be the difference on fight night. I want to show I am already at world level.
“I am very grateful to my team led by ‘The Supremo’ Tony Tolj and I am very grateful to the WBA for allowing me this opportunity. The WBA has had great champions and I want to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Nonito Donaire and of course Andrew Moloney and become a world champion for the WBA.
Andrés “Chilean Crocodile” Campos (7-0, 2 KOs) who many say is one of the most highly regarded prospects to emerge from Latin American in recent times, returns to the ring this Saturday as he takes on Venezuelan Jesus Martinez for the WBA Fedebol Flyweight Championship over 10 rounds in the headline feature fight in Lo Barnechea, Chile and promoted by GF Promotions.
Crocodile Campos discusses his fight “I’m very happy to prove that I’m the best in South America and that now with my new team in Chile and Australia we’re going to do great things. Now step by step I will advance and build a race to reach the Fedebol, FedLatin and in the future a world championship. I spent 3 months in Australia and my preparation in Australia was amazing with WBA World Interim Champion Andrew Moloney, World #3 Jason Moloney, World #8 Billel Dib and IBF International Champion Bruno Tarimo of Africa. I would also like to thank the team of trainers down under with Angelo Hyder, “El Tigre” Tony Nobbs and Craig Wilson ” Campos continued, about what the future holds for himself and his team that is now guided by Australian boxing juggernauts Dragon Fire Boxing.
“I want to thank everyone from home who has supported me so far and getting me these opportunies. I am very excited to with what my manager Tony Tolj has for me and his stable of fighters and continue to work hard as I appreciate the faith that Tony and his team have had in me.”
Jesus Martinez is 9 wins 3 losses, the Venezuelan is on a 2 and a half year win / 10 fight streak and is guided by well respected South American manager of champions Jairo Cuba.
Australian boxing tycoon Tony Tolj, who heads up the renowned Dragon Fire Boxing weighed in on Campos future in Australia and Chile.
Tolj said, “I was extremely impressed with Campos’ last performance and he showed why we believe he is a future world champion and I would like to thank the team in Nicolas “Maverick” Martinez Chile for getting him this great opportunity and we together are very honoured to be fighting for the Fedebol title.
The Underdog’ Bruno Tarimo continues his winning ways as he sets sights on world titles in 2020
Bruno Tarimo continued his excellent form as he successfully defended his IBF International Super Featherweight title against fellow Australasian standout Nathanial May.
Tarimo secured a unanimous decision win against the highly rated May, as the Tanzanian pressed the action from the outset and displayed a skill level that many didn’t expect from the all action super featherweight.”
Tarimo now will likely sit in a lofty position within the IBF ratings and the 130 pounder opened up about his victory against May and his year as a whole.
He said, “Firstly I have to thank God for making all of this possible. I want to thank my manager Tony and my trainer Angelo for getting me these amazing opportunities and getting me prepared in the right way for these big fights.
“I have had a fantastic year in the ring and 3 fantastic victories at home and abroad. I have beaten two of Australia’s best fighters in Joel Brunker and Nathanial May and now I believe that I can beat some of the world champions. That’s where I believe I should be now and God willing these types of fights will happen in the future.”
The IBF 130 pound champion comes in the form of Philadelphia standout Tevin Farmer. Tarimo gave his take on a potential clash with Farmer.
Tarimo said, “I would love to fight any of the champions. I have won and defended IBF titles 3 times this year and I believe this should put me in a position to fight Tevin Farmer.
“Farmer is a great fighter and a great champion. He has not fought too much this year as I know he wants the mega fights. Boxers need to fight however, they cannot wait to fight forever. So if Farmer needs a fight, I would be more than happy to step in to fight him.”
Tarimo continued, as he elaborated on his versatility in weight classes, “I can fight as low as super bantamweight. I have already proven I will fight anyone and I will. In 2020 I really do hope I get an opportunity for a shot the world title. I don’t care if it is at 122, 126 and 130.
“I would be happy to fight at any of those weights against the best opponents. I just want to keep getting these big opportunities and I know my manager Tony Tolj will get me these opportunities as he has done already.