GELLO-ANI DENIES OCAMPO HAS PULLED OUT OF BURNS TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Tue, 11 Dec 2012
Promoter Sammy Gello-ani has denied a BBC Sport report that claimed challenger Jose Ocampo has pulled out of his lightweight title bout against WBO champion Ricky Burns which is scheduled at the ExCel Arena in London.
Phil Goodland of the BBC had reported that it was not clear whether Burn’s title “will be on the line now that the challenger Jose Ocampo has pulled out.”
The fight was scheduled to be the third title defense of Burns against the 23 year old Ocampo who is ranked No. 14 in the world.
Ocampo was a late replacement for original challenger Liam Walsh who had to pull out after being injured in a car crash.
Although BBC Sports reported that it was not known why Ocampo pulled out Gello-ani told the Manila Standard “they feel that Ocampo may be affected by the sudden death of his trainer. The cancellation is not confirmed. I contacted them asking for our tickets because Ocampo ready and rearing to fight for the title. He is in great shape.”
The 50 year old Danny Bactol collapsed and died of a heart attack while watching Ocampo train on the heavy bag after Bactol did the punch-mitts with him last Thursday.
Gello-ani told us that Ocampo “had vowed to do his best to win the title in a fight he would dedicate to his fallen trainer.”
Whether he will get that chance remains to be seen.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Thou shall not help foul up PH boxing |
By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 02 Jul 2015NBA Free Agency -- Davis agrees to $145 million deal, Love stays with Cavs
By Eugene Nepangue, Thu, 02 Jul 2015STATEMENT FROM GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OSCAR DE LA HOYA ON TOP RANK'S LAWSUIT AGAINST AL HAYMON
By , Thu, 02 Jul 2015Boxer Peter Quillin -- Calls B.S On Bob Arum ... You're Lying About Al Haymon
By , Thu, 02 Jul 2015ARUM SUES HAYMON FOR $100 MILLION
By , Thu, 02 Jul 2015Sparks will fly July 17th as Biosse faces Chatman
By , Thu, 02 Jul 2015Melson to meet with WBC at Convention in San Francisco!
By , Thu, 02 Jul 2015Moralde makes ring comeback July 11
By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 01 Jul 2015Filipino super flyweight Bruno Escalante returns August 1st
By , Wed, 01 Jul 2015Six Boxers Risk Their Undefeated Records In ShoBox: The New Generation Quadrupleheader - Friday, July 17 at 10p ET/PT
By , Wed, 01 Jul 2015GILBERTO GONZALEZ TO TAKE ON NEW OPPONENT HEVINSON HERRERA IN THE MAIN EVENT FOR JULY 2 LA FIGHT CLUB LIVE ON FOX DEPORTES
By , Wed, 01 Jul 2015The boxing Americanization of 21-year-old Brit middleweight prospect Steed Woodall is off to promising start
By , Wed, 01 Jul 2015Nietes has advantage vs. Rodriquez - Villamor
By Jerome S. Galunan Jr., Wed, 01 Jul 2015BOXING PROMOTER WANTS MEETING WITH GAB CHAIRMAN TO DISCUSS BAD EXPERIENCES IN THAILAND
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 01 Jul 2015ALBERT PAGARA IS 2015 OUTSTANDING SOUTHERN LEYTEÑO AWARDEE
By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 01 Jul 2015POPULAR, MULTI-TITLED INDIAN BOXER VIJENDER SINGH SIGNS LUCRATIVE PRO CONTRACT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 01 Jul 2015RODRIGUEZ ARRIVES TWO WEEKS BEFORE HIS TITLE FIGHT WITH NIETES; WANTS TO ACCLIMATIZE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 30 Jun 2015DOGGETT BLEW IT; IBF SHOULD ORDER AN IMMEDIATE RUENROENG-CASIMERO REMATCH
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Tue, 30 Jun 2015TEAM CEBU CITY WINS 55TH SOUTHERN LEYTE ANNIVERSARY BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP
By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 30 Jun 2015AMIR KHAN CLAIMS MAYWEATHER IS MESSING UP WITHHIS OWN LEGACY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 30 Jun 2015How to degrade boxing by really trying
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 30 Jun 2015Shumenov vs. Flores July 25 PBC on NBCSN at The Palms in Las Vegas
By , Tue, 30 Jun 2015Derrick Webster - Arif Magomedov for NABO Middleweight title on ShoBox , July 17 at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
By , Tue, 30 Jun 2015A BRADLEY–VARGAS REMATCH IS USELESS
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Mon, 29 Jun 2015