I know how it feels to get your heart broken. The pain is just too deep like a dull razor blade slowly cutting your heart. Sometimes you wish you could die and stop the pain. But the only thing to do is to face the painstakingly emotions each and every day until you wake up one day and it’s all gone. The experienced makes you grow stronger and mature the broken pieces is healed but there would always be a scar to remind you of that experienced.
Nate Campbell the reigning WBA, WBO and IBF unified lightweight champion has been battered, wounded and broken hearted before capturing a split decision victory against formerly undefeated Juan Diaz. Nate at age 36 has to go to a lot of failures in his career his road was not served with a silver platter. After winning his first 23 bouts he lost a unanimous decision to Casamayor and followed with two losses to Robbie Peden and another loss to Francisco Lorenzo. Nate was just out of the equation when it comes to lightweight division best. Although his 32-5-1 record is above average it took him years before Juan Diaz gave him a crack on his unified title belts.
This Saturday Nate Campbell is fighting on his first ever main event fight and his first defense is not an easy one. He would have to battle the crafty Joan Guzman who dominated fights on the 122-126 division and the former WBO superfeatherweight champion. Guzman dub as the little Tyson would bring a different repertoire coming into the fight against Campbell. Campbell was never given a chance when he fought Diaz but Nate fought Juan in an exciting and almost perfect fight and coming into the Guzman fight he comes once again as a 4-1 underdog.
Nate Campbell has fought with losses, heartbreak and failures and became a champion he knows how it is to loose and he knows how hard it is to be a champion. Guzman will be in for a good fight. Guzman deserves the respect and Nate deserves it more than ever.
He is the champion and he has come a long way to earn our respect.