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Darleys Perez misses weight for Luke Campbell clash

Juan Arias 28/04/2017

British Luke Campbell made weight this Friday in London, England, by hitting the scales at 134.7 pounds, and met the qualifying requirement for his World Boxing Association Lightweight elimination fight on Saturday April 29th. 

owever, the Colombian Darleys Perez weighed 136.3 pounds and will not have the right to own the 135 title in case of winning the bout.

Campbell currently occupies the seventh place in the WBA ranking in the Lightweight division, and comes to this battle with 4 straight wins.

The British, who won a gold medal at 56 kilograms at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has a good record in boxing, with 16 wins, one defeat and 13 knockouts.

For his part, Perez, who already reigned in the division in 2015, had two fights in 2016, winning one and tying the other. In this way, he has a record of 33 wins, 2 defeats and 2 draws.

Both hope to demonstrate on the ring the experience they have, after so many battles, and will have the possibility of doing so prior to a great battle, the Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua fight for the WBA Heavyweight Super Championship, to which 90 thousand people will attend this Saturday at Wembley.

Also on the bill, Irish Katie Taylor and Germany’s Nina Meinke hit the scales at 134.9 and 134.8 pounds respectively. Thus, they are ready to fight for the WBA-International Female Lightweight Championship, which will be at stake this Saturday, April 29th, in London, England.

Taylor is the sensation of European female boxing despite only having 4 bouts and equal number of victories, with 2 knockouts in professional boxing. However, her career as amateur boxer was very successful: she won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games and was a five-time World Champion.

Now the Irish boxer seeks to work out an equally successful career in professional boxing and her first stop to success is to get the WBA-International belt.

On the other hand, Nina Meinke has also shown her great boxing skills and hopes to prove it at Wembley before 90 thousand people. Her record as a professional boxer is immaculate, 5 straight wins and in two of them she has knocked out her rival.

Undoubtedly, this is a big challenge for both gladiators and it is also an important step in their career to get the WBA-International title. This commitment is even greater, as they want to make a great fight before Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua’s battle for the WBA Heavyweight Super Championship

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