Like most fighters, Jamel Herring eased into his career by facing opponents with limited professional experience. Over his last few bouts, though, the 2012 U.S. Olympian has stepped up the competition as he has moved into boxing's fast lane, and now he’s about to push the pedal to the metal.
At a joint called The Bomb Factory, it was Jermall Charlo who brought the munitions—namely, a 20-megaton jab that cratered yet another opponent.
After skipping the turkey and stuffing this year, Jermall Charlo ready to feast on Wilky Campfort instead in his first title defense
He’s a champion now, which means many things, chiefly, no snooze alarms.
Looks like Jermall Charlo won’t have to hire a private investigator to find Wilky Campfort when he defends his 154-pound title on Saturday afternoon in Dallas.
The word used to be half-filled, attached to him not because of who he was, but what he had the potential to become: “Champ.” Jermall Charlo’s heard if for much of his life, but it has a new ring to it these days, one as sweet to the ear as the sound of all those clinking glasses from the celebratory toasts in his honor. Now, “champ” is a title, not a promise.
Thanks to youth boxing program, Wilky Campfort is making as much of an impact out of the ring as in it
When Wilky Campfort welcomed an 18-year-old Victor Ruiz into his Florida-based youth boxing program, he saw a timid teenager. Two years later, he sees a confident and determined young man.
He was a little boy among big men, just 8 years old, eyes as wide as a tomato can’s punches.
Wilky Campfort’s “Silky” nickname hints at a fighting style that’s more stick-and-move than thunder-and-lightning. His sinister ring mantra suggests otherwise.