Yori Boy Finally Does It

By Ted Sares on April 26, 2012
Yori Boy Finally Does It
Campas is now 100-16-1 with an amazing 79 KOs, and has won eight of his last nine

On August 6, 2011, Luis Ramon “Yori Boy” Campas stopped Marcelo Alejandro “Chuny” Rodriguez (54-17 coming in) to move his record to 99-15-1 and inspire me to write my first blog on Boxing.com entitled “The Next and Last Centurion.” However, the Campas Express was derailed on November 19, 2011 when he was brutally stopped in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico by 23-year-old hot prospect Jorge “Demonio” Cota (10-0) in the eighth round. All of a sudden, it appeared Yori Boy might be denied that next big win.

Lo and behold, on March 30, 2012, he chilled Mauro “Puños de Oro” Lucero (46-16-1) in the second stanza to get his 100th victory. He is now 100-16-1 with an amazing 79 KOs, and has won eight of his last nine. As for Lucero, he once stopped Frankie Randall, but has lost his last four by early KOs.

Whether or not Campas continues to fight, he now joins modern era fighters Jorge Fernando Castro, Roberto Duran, Jose Louis Ramirez, Julio Caesar Chavez, and Harold Brazier in a very exclusive club. In fact, he just might be the club’s final member.

Thing is, Yori Boy Campas did it the old-fashioned way; he earned it.

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  1. RUFFKNIGHT 12:12pm, 05/01/2012

    He made Centurion, contrats to him. Probably time to call it a career. He should be doing ok financially with his past big battles.

  2. KingBrian 12:18am, 04/30/2012

    As always, good stuff, Ted. Always loved Yori Boy, threw everything he had into seemingly every punch he threw, and I’m truly happy for him to get this milestone win, a more deserving fighter I couldn’t name. Congrats, MR. Campas, on a noteworthy career, and good luck in future scraps!!  “King” Brian

  3. EZ E 10:31am, 04/27/2012

    Yes amigos, I fear that Yori Boy might be “The Last Of The Mohegens” as far as similarities in ex-champs are concerned. We have “also rans” on a lesser scale guys like Emanuel Burton Augustus, for example, who I admire as well. Either way, CONGRATS TO YORI BOY!!

  4. the thresher 10:21am, 04/27/2012

    Wrong thread, Pug

  5. pugknows 08:56am, 04/27/2012

    I remember Mighty Mike, Ted. He won his first 25 and was a hot prospect but could never make weight and he was slaughtered by the Hyena. He was never the same after that loss.

  6. Tony Capoocia 07:58am, 04/27/2012

    As always Ted you words are great. Yori Boy has been fighting a long,....Long time..and he make me feel old. I watched him a lot.,and still he keeps going, while I Bi(*h and moan when I have to go too work. Gratz to Yori Boy.

  7. TEX HASSLER 07:02am, 04/27/2012

    Congratulations to Yori Boy. He is one of my favorite fighters. I hope he now retires.

  8. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo 06:42am, 04/27/2012

    Ted Sares-Once again you give credit where credit is due….God bless Yori Boy…..but like others on this site I summon up visions of fights that should have been made but weren’t (as well as fights that were made that shouldn’t have been- read Pavlik/Hopkins)....it would have been an all out action fight but Campas was made to order for Bronco McKart….they’re both still active…so who knows.

  9. dollarbond 05:49am, 04/27/2012

    About time!!!

  10. the thresher 05:27am, 04/27/2012

    EZ E, me amigo, coma esta? Boy fought them all and he is still around while most have retired. Yori Boy es mejores; es grande campion.

  11. EZ E 05:20am, 04/27/2012

    Yori Boy is MY kinda fighter and EARNED my respect. Some of his loses were truly brutal but… there he was again, facing the top dogs, time and time again.

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