News: Nate Campbell fails to make weight; Andre Purlett Open Letter; USA Boxing News

Nate Campbell lost his three lightweight titles on the scales Friday when he failed to make weight for his fight with Ali Funeka. Campbell originally weighed in 3 lbs. over at 138, then returned only losing half a pound…As a result, Campbell has been stripped of his International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization titles. Campbell also lost his World Boxing Association title, but that belt was not on the line for Saturday night’s fight..

WEIGHTS FROM SUNRISE, FLORIDA

Nate Campbell 137.5 – Ali Funeka 133.5
Sergio Martinez 153.35 – Kermit Cintron 154
Franisco Palacios 193.75 – Lawrence Chapman 187.25
Alfredo Angulo 153.5 – Cosme Rivera 151.5
Ray Austin 237.5 – Julius Long 293.25
John Jackson 132 – Ricardo Medina 129.5
Anges Adjaho 142.5 – Fernando Angulo 141.5
Ivan Kirpa 148.5 – Frankie Santos 154.75
Bermane Stiverne 254.5 – Robert Hawkins 250
Angelo Santana 134.5 – Mario Garcia 136.5
Gary Russell Jr. 126.5 – John Wampash 126.5

Andre Purlett: Take Your Skirts Off !!! Show your Man Hood !

By ANDRE “TOMBSTONE” PURLETT: I want this nonsense to stop Now! I’m calling out the bitches of the division, exposing your fears to face off against the real GUNS of the division. First, I would like to meet Aaron Williams because I “know” he didn’t beat me at my best, however I do by all means respect him because he had the balls to step up and take me on, and that in my thinking is this kind of warrior that’s much needed in this house of cruiserweights, so “HE” is not !!!

Included in my “Bitch List”: # 1. B.J. (Flee A Real Fight Flores !): Who has he fought other than an ill prepared (as usual) Darnell “Ding-a-ling” Wilson? But again, I have respect for Darnell because he will fight “anybody, anywhere and anytime”. I’d like to face off against him again to prove that my win over him wasn’t a fluke, it would definitely be an exciting battle …a throw back 40’s 50’s kind of showdown between two warriors. But back to (BITCHY B.J.)… he had and does have the opportunity to face off against a true warrior in (TOMBSTONE) PURLETT, but he wants something that’ll be there in front of him “all night ” so he can look like a WORLD BEATER – YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED ! I’m waiting for your call … for March 21rst.!

Herbie (HIDE FROM ANY BODY WHO CAN PUNCH) HIDE, ENAD (I Only FIGHT IN GERMANY} LICINA, Marco “Princess” Huck who have you fought since being stopped by Stevie Cunningham?
I want your butt in that ring and we can do it where your girlie ass feels comfortable, it doesn’t matter to me because I got the balls and the guns to finish you before Stevie did, In short I am challenging all of the cruiserweghts to come out of your holes and except the challenges that are on the table, and don’t PRICE yourself out of the challenge !!!

Enzo “So So macoroni” Maccarineli, it’s about time you at least tried to step up (a little bity) AF what’s his name, but when you’re ready to show your “THONG” call me … Ms. Bitchy !!! I want the heavywts. and the cruiserwts. Who wante to lay it on the line, especially girls like KEVIN “QUEEN PIN JOHNSON”, KIRK “MISSED My Chance JOHNSON”, CHAZZ A “REAL WARRIOR” WHITHERSPOON or ANY other SO CALLED UP AND COMING HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDERS ..I am ready, willing and able to face you for the sake of BOXING FANS WHO WANT TO SEE REAL FIGHTS.

The 2009 USA Boxing National Championships to be Contested in Denver, June 8-13, 2009

The Male and Female Open Division and Junior Olympic boxers to compete in the same event for the first time

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The USA Boxing National Championships will move north to Denver for the 2009 edition of the event. Yet, that is not the only change highlighting amateur boxing’s premier event in 2009. For the first time, the U.S. Championships and Junior Olympic National championships will be contested in the same event, showcasing the nation’s top junior and senior division boxers in both men’s and women’s action. The competition will be contested June 8-13 at the Denver Coliseum in Denver, Colo., with 500 boxers vying for a national title in the Mile High city.

Preliminary action will take place June 8-10, with junior division finals and men’s semifinals on June 11, women’s finals being contested on June 12, and the event concluding with men’s championship action on June 13. The event will move out of the Colorado Springs area for the first time since 2003, and will remain in Denver for the 2010 edition with assistance from a grant from the Denver-based Daniels Fund.

As the first USA Boxing national championship event following the 2008 Olympics, the tournament will showcase many of the boxers hoping to compete for an Olympic berth in 2012. Local and regional competitions are currently taking place across the nation and will run through late May to determine the boxers taking part in the event.

Three of the gold medal winners from the 2005 national championships, Rau’shee Warren (Cincinnati, Ohio), Gary Russell, Jr. (Capitol Heights, Md.), and Demetrius Andrade (Providence, R.I.) went on to earn berths on the 2008 Olympic team. In addition, seven members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team were former USA Boxing National Championships winners.

Tickets for the 2009 USA Boxing National Championships will go on sale in April, and additional ticket information will be released as it as available. The U.S. Boxing Championships have been held annually since 1888, making it the longest running boxing tournament in the United States. Former champions include Pernell Whitaker, Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Muhammad Ali (as Cassius Clay).

2009 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

June 8-9 – Preliminary Round action
June 10 – Men’s preliminary round action, junior and women’s semifinals
June 11 – Junior division championship bouts and men’s semifinals
June 12 – Women’s Championship bouts
June 13 – Men’s Championship bouts

USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). It is responsible for the selection and management of the United States Olympic Boxing Team, and for the governance and oversight of USA Boxing’s national organization of 38,000 members, 1,400 individual boxing clubs, and 1,600 sanctioned events annually.

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