This week on ESPN Friday Night Fights from the Bell Centre in Montreal, welterweight prospect Kevin Bizier (19-0, 13 KO) faces late notice opponent Nate Campbell (36-9-1, 26 KO) in the 10-round main event. ESPN's Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas break down the fight.
Joe Tessitore: "Nate Campbell's a guy who was a lightweight titlist, looked like his career was coming to an end, all of a sudden he decides to fight again, wins a couple fights, now he goes up to welterweight and goes up against an undefeated prospect."
Teddy Atlas: "He's 40 years old, but he's a guy that still has a little something left. The problem, though, is he's taking this fight on a week and a half notice. So you wonder what kind of shape he's in, if he's in boxing shape getting the call late like that. But at his best or near his best, he's an entertaining, fun guy for television, for the fans. Comes forward, puts a lot of pressure on, and attacks that body. And maybe if he's got something left and he's in condition, he can test Bizier where he hasn't been tested before."
Tessitore: "And we always find something out about these undefeated Canadian prospects, too. Bizier, we'll see this week. Sometimes they turn into guys like we've seen, Bute and others, who end up being world champions. And sometimes they're guys that end up getting exposed in spots like this. So we'll see with Bizier."
Atlas: "Campbell and his people taking this fight are hoping the forecast you just gave, the possibility you just gave, is accurate. Because they're going to come, they're gonna go to the body, they're gonna use their experience, and they're going to find out what Bizier has. He hasn't been tested, he hasn't been in tough. In their mind, they're going to put him in tough."