Campillo-Kovalev bout rescheduled

November, 15, 2012
Gabriel CampilloEsther Lin/ShowtimeWith his back injury healed, former titlist Gabriel Campillo has a new date against Sergey Kovalev.
Former light heavyweight titlist Gabriel Campillo and hot prospect Sergey Kovalev were supposed to meet Sept. 21, but Campillo pulled out with a back injury and Kovalev crushed replacement opponent Lionell Thompson in three rounds.

Now Campillo's back is better and the fight has been rescheduled.

Spain's Campillo (21-4-1, 8 KOs), a southpaw last seen losing a highly controversial decision to titleholder Tavoris Cloud in February, will face Russia's Kovalev (19-0-1, 17 KOs) on Jan. 19 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., in the main event of the first “Fight Night” (NBC Sports Net, 9 p.m. ET) card of the year.

"This is a classic boxer-puncher fight between world-class fighters," said promoter and "Fight Night" matchmaker Russell Peltz. "On paper it doesn't get any better than this. In person it could be even better."



You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?