Andres Campos and workforce aiming for flyweight world title shot in 2023

Andres Campos is slowly rising right into a legit flyweight contender and is hoping to land a world title alternative.

Campos is coming off a 10-round unanimous choice victory over Gilberto Pedroza of Panama Sunday night time on the Gimnasio Municipal in Lo Barnechea, Chile, not removed from his hometown of Santiago. Scores have been 97-92, 97-92, and 96-93 for Campos, who improved to 14-0 (3 knockouts).

The shorter Pedroza (21-10-2, 9 KOs) was deducted some extent within the eighth spherical for butting. Nonetheless, it was Campos who scored the simpler punches all through.

Supervisor Tony Tolj has excessive expectations of Campos, who’s at present ranked No. 8 by each the IBF and the WBO. Tolj believes that Campos staying lively has benefited him, and he’s hopeful of securing his fighter a world title shot in 2023.

“Andres is a workhorse,” Tolj instructed The Ring. “He’s all the time working onerous. This struggle with Pedroza was already his third for the yr. Andres was made to earn this victory, and I imagine (this struggle was) his hardest thus far. It’s all been a progressive step-by-step, level-by-level journey to have the ability to (get to) the following degree of competitors.

“The plan is to get one other (WBO Latino flyweight) title protection earlier than the top of the yr. Andres, myself and (promoter) Nicolas (Martinez) will all head to the WBO Conference in Puerto Rico in October end off 2022 in model with one other step up in competitors. If different alternatives don’t come up, we are going to create our personal future.”

Campos has sparred world-level twins Andrew and Jason Moloney, each of whom are additionally managed by Tolj.


Francisco A. Salazar will be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing

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