Cammarelle turning pro after controversial loss to Joshua
By Scott Gilfoid: The talented Italian 2012 super heavyweight Roberto Cammarelle is reportedly turning pro after losing a controversial decision to Britain’s Anthony Joshua in the 2012 Olympic finals in Joshua’s home city/country of London, England. Many boxing fans outside of the UK felt that Cammarelle, a former bronze and Olympic gold medalist, was robbed in the gold medal fight with Joshua.
Whatever the case, Cammarelle, 6’3 230 lbs, will be turning pro and looking to make some good cash while he can. At 32, the southpaw Cammarelle is going to have to take his pro career into overdrive because he can’t afford to work his way slowly over four or five years like many fighters do after they turn pro. Cammarelle needs to immediately jump in with some quality contenders similar to the same way former two time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux didn’t bother wasting time facing lower level opposition after he turned pro. If Cammarelle can speed of his career and immediately start facing top 15 contenders, he could get a title shot by 2013. He can make some good cash and at least rake in a nice six figure salary at the least for the next four to six years, possibly more. That’s obviously a lot more than what Cammarelle was making in his job as a policeman in Italy. He won’t get that kind of cash in that line of work This is why Cammarelle needs to take on and whip the best contenders in the division and look to get a title shot as soon as possible.
Cammarelle has wins over British heavyweight David Price [three times], Kubrat Pulev [twice], and Vyacheslav Glazkov. Cammarelle lost twice to Alexander Povetkin earlier in his career before Cammarelle got really good.
With his huge left hand power and sturdy chin, I could see Cammarelle destroying all of the current top 10 contenders. Cammarelle would likely blow through David Price again, and Tyson Fury would also fall victim to his huge power. Aside from the Klitschkos, there’s no one in the top 15 that could beat Cammarelle right now. Deontay Wilder will be a problem for him someday once Wilder gets ranked in the top 15, but for now Cammarelle would rule the top 15.
Cammarelle should have two gold medals and one bronze because his loss to Joshua in the 2012 Olympics is a fight that many boxing fans, this writer included, felt that Cammarelle should have won. Although the judges gave the win to Joshua, many boxing fans see it differently.
- Cammarelle: It was an injustice!
- Audley Harrison looked better winning his gold than Anthony Joshua did in winning his medal
- Is Joshua’s gold medal victory tainted?
- Cammarelle deserved to get the gold medal, not Joshua