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IBF denies Gabriel Campillo's plea

Updated: March 5, 2012, 8:39 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

The IBF on Monday denied Gabriel Campillo's request for an immediate rematch with light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud, who won a split decision to retain his belt in a controversial fight on Feb. 18.

Although Campillo, a former titleholder from Spain, was knocked down twice in the first round, many believed he did more than enough to earn the victory over the next 11 rounds when they met in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the opening bout of a "Showtime Championship Boxing" card.

While ...

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