John Duddy vs “Yory Boy”.
September 29. Madison Square Garden.
John Duddy (17-0) takes on Luis Ramon “Yory Boy” Campos (88-8) on Sept. 29 at Madison Square Garden in New York in a 12-round battle of middleweights. Duddy, a native of Derry, Ireland, could be on track for a world title fight if he beats Campos. Duddy has won his past two fights at MSG, beating Alfredo Cuevas in the 7th round on June 10 and knocking out Shelby Pudwill in the first round on March 16. Campos, a native of Navajoa, Mexico, began fighting in 1987 at age 16. Campos beat former world champ Raul Marquez in December 1997 to win the IBF light middleweight crown. He also has faced such big-name fighters and former title-holders Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas and Felix Trinidad in his long career. Duddy, ranked No. 11 by the WBA, figures to be the sportsbook boxing favorite with his power likely to overwhelm Campos.