OCAMPO'S TRAINER DIES OF HEART ATTACK
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Thu, 06 Dec 2012
The trainer of WBO lightweight title challenger Jose Ocampo, Danny Bactol, has died of a heart attack while watching his fighter punching the heavy bag at the Omega Gym in Cebu City.
Promoter Sammy Gello-ani who was scheduled to leave for London along with Ocampo, Bactol and assistant trainer Celso Epanto, relayed the tragic news to the Manila Standard shortly after Bactol was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced DOA or dead on arrival.
Gello-ani said they had a good lunch and were all in high spirits looking forward to Ocampo's WBO lightweight title fight against Ricky Burns at the ExCel Arena in London on December 16, Manila Time.
He said Bactol did the punch-mitts with Ocampo and was very pleased with the manner in which the fighter had prepared for the fight of his life.
Bactol was holding on to a post in the gym watching Ocampo punch the bag when he suddenly collapsed and was rushed to hospital.
Bactol was 50 years old and even as a pall of gloom settled over Team Ocampo with Gello-ani telling us "I lost my good friend and the best trainer I had" even as he added that Ocampo vowed to do his best to win the title in a fight he will dedicate to his fallen trainer.
Taking the place of Bactol will be assistant trainer Celso Epanto who was originally scheduled to go with the team to London.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Top Phl boxers feted tonite in Elorde Memorial Awards|
By , Sat, 25 Mar 2017JASON QUIGLEY BEATS GLEN TAPIA
By , Fri, 24 Mar 2017LEGENDS OF RUGBY TO ROCK RUCK RUMBLE AT THE HSBC SINGAPORE RUGBY 7s
By , Fri, 24 Mar 2017Snips and Snipes 23 March 2017
By Eric Armit, Fri, 24 Mar 2017'Madman' Marcos Hernandez Training Camp Quotes
By , Fri, 24 Mar 2017ROH SUPERCARD OF HONOR XI TO BROADCAST EXCLUSIVELY ON ROHWRESTLING.COM AND THE FITE TV DIGITAL PPV PLATFORM APRIL 1ST
By , Fri, 24 Mar 2017DONNIE-NATION OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED
By Dong Secuya, Thu, 23 Mar 2017Mayweather Beats McGregor In ONE ROUND ... Says Sugar Ray Leonard (VIDEO)
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017WEIGHTS FROM SUPER BRAWL III AT SKYLANDS ECC IN RANDOLPH, NEW JERSEY
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017Scott Burrell & Dean Burrell in action this Friday night in Huntington, New York
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017CHERRY-DOUGLAS HEADLINES PBC'S TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS APR 4
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017WARRIORS BOXING SIGNS CHICAGO BANTAMWEIGHT PROSPECT SHAWN SIMPSON TO PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017PBC doesn’t guarantee efficiency on professional boxing says GAB Chairman
By Lito delos Reyes, Thu, 23 Mar 2017The Past Week in Action 22 March 2017
By Eric Armit, Thu, 23 Mar 2017LOMACHENKO, USYK AND GVOZDYK MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017Top Cebuano amateur Junrel Jimenez signs with ALA Promotions
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017Frank Galarza inks with AC Sports Management
By , Thu, 23 Mar 20172017 Mosconi Cup Team - USA standings after four events
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS SIGNS WBC YOUTH INTERCONTINENTAL LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION ROMERO DUNO
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017KELL BROOK TO DEFEND IBF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST UNDEFEATED ERROL SPENCE ON SATURDAY, MAY 27 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017LOMACHENKO, USYK AND GVOZDYK SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIA WORKOUTS TODAY
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017HERO’S WELCOME FOR ROMERO DUNO IN GENSAN
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017Three Stories of Irvin Magno vs. Ali Wyatt
By Mark F. Villanueva, Wed, 22 Mar 2017Alexey Nevzorov & Movsar Evloev to fight for Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017