Upon release from his contract with Don King, Nate “Galaxy Warrior” Campbell signed on with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions on December 17th.
Nate Campbell won 3 major belts at lightweight after handing Juan”Baby Bull” Diaz his first loss in March of 2008 on HBO boxing. After the fight Nate Campbell was considered a viable opponent for Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao as he moved up from junior featherweight 130 pound division, but instead Pacquiao’s team opted to fight WBC champ David Diaz instead of fighting Nate Campbell who held the WBO, WBA, IBF lightweight titles at the time.
Campbell’s last fight was against Timothy Bradley at 140 pounds which ended in a No Contest.
“I am really excited to become a part of the Golden Boy Promotions team,” said Campbell. “I am confident that Golden Boy will be able to help me to achieve everything that I am still looking to accomplish in my career and I couldn’t be happier.”
“Nate Campbell has already shown that he has everything it takes to be a great champion,” said De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. “He has battled some of boxing’s greatest fighters and is ready to make a run at another world title in 2010.”
Campbell will have a lot of possibilities at the deep 140 pound division, a rematch with Juan Diaz or with names like Juan Urango, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley, Zab Judah, Marcos Maidana, Victory Ortiz, Amir Khan, Paulie Malignaggi, Devon Alexander just to name a few.
Another Accusation was Contender series 1 winner, Sergio “Latin Snake” Mora. Mora won the WBC title at 154 pounds, Jr welterweight division against the late Vernon “Viper” Forrest, and lost it in a rematch to Forrest.
Both fighters are looking forward to a brighter future in 2010 and hopefully title shots and big money fights in the future.
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