Golden Boy Promotions Signs Former World Champion Nate Campbell
LOS ANGELES, December 17 – Jacksonville, Florida native Nate Campbell began his professional boxing career in February of 2000 and ever since has showcased the speed, agility and power which have helped him to rack up 33 wins, with 25 coming by way of knockout. Now, he has joined forces with Golden Boy Promotions as he looks to add more accolades to his already illustrious career and make a run at a title in the 140-pound weight division.
“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 Oscar 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.”
Nate “Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (33-5-1, 25 KO’s) went undefeated in his first 23 professional fights and by January 2003 he had captured the NABF and NABA junior lightweight titles, just three years into his professional career. During his nine-year career, he has battled some of the sport’s biggest names including former World Champion Joel “Cepillo” Casamayor, current World Champion Timothy Bradley and Almazbek “Kid Diamond” Raiymkulov, but he is most remembered for his battle with then-undefeated Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz in which he captured the WBA, WBO and IBF Lightweight World Championships by handing Diaz his first career defeat in March of 2008. The 37-year-old has eased up the show-boating he was known for early in his career and has adopted a veteran-like style that has been compared to that of Golden Boy Promotions partner Bernard Hopkins. Campbell hopes that his mature ways and his signing with Golden Boy will lead him to another world title in the coming year.
An opponent, date and location for Campbell’s next bout will be announced shortly. For more information, follow us onwww.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing or www.goldenboypromotions.com.
Contacts: Ramiro Gonzalez/Monica Sears, Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631