A Real Knockout Artist.: Sportsfilter's own skydivedad interviews 2 time World Champion Luis Ramon Campas.
posted by justgary to boxing at 01:21 AM - 14 comments
WOW! Great column/interview, skydivedad! I have seen Campas fight several times and have admired his boxing skills, but had no idea of the kind of man he is outside the ring. What an honor it must have been to have met him, Thank You for sharing this with us.
posted by mjkredliner at 01:35 AM on August 25
That's an awesome interview skydivedad. I love hearing about underappreciated career boxers. Of course, now you've got me wanting to see the duddy fight, dammit.
posted by justgary at 02:02 AM on August 25
SportsFilter: You've had some disappointments in your career......... Ramon: No No No I have not known disappointments, I have my honor, I have loses yes, but no disappointments. That line really impressed me, it shows that he understands how blessed he is to be in this posisition and if he gives it his best, he shouldn't be upset with himself.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:14 AM on August 25
Excellent job. Please tell me the Duddy fight will be on tv. This gentleman Ramon Campas is a class act.
posted by Bishop at 06:32 AM on August 25
Pardon my French, but that was fucking wicked. This is the second or third interview that skydivedad has done for us. Mucho appreciato.
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:14 AM on August 25
SportsFilter: .....What is your fondest accomplishment as a Fighter? Ramon: Holding on to my Honor in the eyes of my Family and Children. Awsome! Very nice SDD, very nice indeed.
posted by Folkways at 08:38 AM on August 25
Great interview. Role-model fighter. Enjoyable post.
posted by T$PORT4lawschool at 10:33 AM on August 25
Yeah, very cool. Thanks, SDD.
posted by chicobangs at 11:50 AM on August 25
SDD, As a newspaperman myself, I have to say, you are my favorite columnist. Thank you!
posted by hawkguy at 12:07 PM on August 25
Wow. Very cool- thanks SDD.
posted by Kendall at 12:52 PM on August 25
Dad, this is exactly the sort of thing that makes Sportsfilter great.
posted by Samsonov14 at 01:10 PM on August 25
It certainly was an honor to sit down with Yory Boy. I really wasn't expecting him to be so generous with his time and to be as open as he was really impressed me. I don't believe the Duddy fight is going to be Televised but it certainly should be in my book. Anyway, here's some pics from the Fight. I appreciate everyone's kind comments and I'm glad you enjoyed the column. I certainly enjoyed writing it. Thank god I was blessed with a great editor. Thanks justgary! PS A few of the pics are from an earlier bout and aren't the Campas fight.
posted by skydivedad at 05:08 PM on August 25
Wow, skydivedad, just wow.
posted by Amateur at 08:34 PM on August 25
As a proud member of the Carpenters Union in Southern California I was so pleased to read about this mans dedication to organize other young fighters and try to to prevent the exploition by unscrupulous businessmen. This man is a fine example to all humans of how to approach life -- always with honor!
posted by simiross at 09:26 AM on August 26
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