“All the hard work was done,” said newly crowned IBF jr. flyweight champion Carlos “El Olimpico” Tamara today, “now we’ll keep working hard to make sure I’ll maintain my condition, speed and strength.” Tamara ended up his camp sparring sessions this afternoon by going ten tough rounds with three elite fighters at Joe Grier’s Boxing Academy in Paterson, NJ.
First up (3 rounds) Miguel Cartagena. (2009 and 2010 US National Champion 106lbs). Second fighter (3 rounds) Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (10 X National Junior Champion). Third fighter (4 rounds) Carlos “Mina” Zambrano (Undefeated Featherweight 10-0 4 KOs). “This camp has been even better than my last camp when we were getting ready for Brian Viloria,” said Tamara. “The sparring has been tremendous and I feel I’m in better shape than I was in my last fight.”
He continued, “I owe it all to the following fighters: Chilli Willie – Raul Lopez – Julian Rodriguez – Miguel Cartagena and of course my best friend and roommate Carlos Mina Zambrano. I would like to thank my team Universal Promotions, Butch Sanchez, Angel “Pin” De Jesus, my manager Nelson Fernandez who work around the clock to make sure I have everything and I’m in great shape and last but not least by any means the best boxing equipment company in the planet, EVERLAST.”
Tamara will defend his IBF championship on May 29 at the Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina against IBF #6 Argentinean Luis Alberto “El Mosquito” Lazarte (46-9-1, 18 KOs).
The Tamara vs. Lazarte IBF World Championship fight is promoted by Osvaldo Rivero and carried live on Argentinean TV by TyC Sports. It can be seen worldwide on liveonlinetvradio.com/tyc-sports.