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Mandatory Eight Count - Following in thine father's footsteps edition

0__6629697_00_mediumTim Tszyu wins golden gloves at age 14 | The Daily Telegraph

Only a few fights into his amateur career, Kostya Tszyu's son is already the Australian junior welterweight champion.  Being that good that young, it will be interesting to see whether he tries to go to the Olympics (he'll barely be eligible in 2012) or tries to go pro early, capitalizing on his father's big name. 

Carols Zarate Jr. to make pro debut | Notifight

Zarate will try to follow in the footsteps of his hard punching father, making his debut on September 15 on the undercard for Edgar Sosa-Omar Soto and Saul Alvarez-Carlos Leonardo Herrera. Zarate was 29-3 as an amateur, with more than half his wins coming by stoppage.

Hasim Rahman Jr. Interview | Fightbeat

Rahman's getting a lot of pub at a very young age for a heavyweight, and by the time the 2012 trials roll around, he may be the favorite to beat another former pro boxer's son, Michael Hunter Jr.  Despite being only 15, Rahman has been training with Emmanuel Steward, who will ensure that Rahman will be effective but unmarketable.

Hector Camacho Jr. tries to avenge daddy's draw | Boxing News 24

As mentioned a few days ago, Camacho Jr. is going to try to 'avenge' his father's horrible, unwatchable draw against Yory Boy Campas in October.  At the press conference, fat Fernando Vargas called him out.  Now, El Feroz is talking comeback for March 2010.  Note to Vargas - Camacho fights at 154.  It would take a LOT longer than March 2010 for you to get back to 154.  Go pick on someone your own size, like Cris Arreola.

Daiki Kameda also getting another title shot | Bangkok Post

Koki's getting a shot against Daisuke Naito, and Daiki's getting another shot (after getting whooped by Naito, in a fight where Daiki's dad repeatedly told Daiki to intentionally foul Naito and nearly caused a riot in the ring), this time against Denkaosan Kaovichit.  Kaovichit is a bit more limited than some of the other Thai champions, but he has Khaosai Galaxy in his corner.  Daiki does't have as much talent as his brother, but has become a bit of a draw in Thailand, having beaten several former Thai champions.  Kaovichit himself has only been facing Japanese fighters lately, which helps the fight make more sense.

Campillo running out of options for next fight | Boxingscene

Gabriel Campillo has already done better than anyone expected of him, beating both Hernan Hugo Garay and Beibut Shumenov.  Now, another unknown Vyechislav Uzelkov, is Campillo's mandatory, and Uzelkov is claiming that Campillo must fight him next.  On the other hand, Universum is claiming they have an option over Campillo, and want one of their fighters to face him.  Campillo thinks he has no obligations to anyone.

Matthew Hatton to face Lovemore N'dou for IBO title | Manchester Evening News

The fight's already been moved a couple times, and now will be in Manchester in November.  If his brother can claim that winning a WBU title makes him champion, then Matthew can lay the same claim for the IBO belt.  Still, this is probably as close as Hatton will come to winning any real title.

Pennsylvania can't decide who won Minto-Holmes | 8 Count News

Minto-Holmes ended controversially with a technical decision when Minto got cut and looked for the way out when he was clearly leading on the cards.  Replays showed that Minto's cut was caused by a punch, not an accidental headbutt, so the Pennsylvania commission changed the result from a Minto win to a no contest.  However, now the Pennsylvania Attorney General won't sign the order to change the result, meaning it will still be a Minto win.  Minto, in the meantime, is refusing to rematch Holmes.

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