Jerome Pampellone Targets Pro Win No.3 On Parker-Fa Undercard
Peach Boxing's Jerome Pampellone is one of the country's most promising young boxing talents. He is set to return to the ring this weekend for his second fight in three weeks when he takes on Antz Amouta on the Joseph Parker -Junior Fa undercard.
It's a quick turnaround for the undefeated 24-year-old who recently scored a stoppage victory over Mandale Ale, but Pampellone is relishing the opportunity to get back inside the squared circle.
"I am excited; I am looking forward to it. I am just really grateful to be on this platform, and I just can't wait to fight, " Pampellone said to NZ Fighter.
This fight will be Amouta first as a professional boxer. The Tokoroa-based fighter who trains out of Ace Fighter has a strong kickboxing background and will be entering this contest looking to cause an upset. Pampellone may not know much about the man he will be sharing the ring with, but the light heavyweight is staying focused on being prepared for whatever Amouta throws his way.
"I am used to not knowing much about my opponents due to the amateurs sometimes, we never knew who they were, so I am going in there and make sure my defense is on point and just do in the ring what we have been practicing. "
The UK-born boxer is also not the only Peach Boxing fighter who will be competing on Saturday. Pampellone's stablemate Jesse Maio will also be on the card, taking on David Nyika in a cruiserweight contest.
"It's super cool to have another Peach Boxer on the card; we can both enjoy this big event together," Pampellone exclaimed.
Pampellone's immediate aim is to get his third professional win this weekend. However, following this fight, the hard work doesn't stop. He will look to continue building on the foundation that he and his trainer Isaac Peach have laid.
"Just keep training and hopefully keep fighting more fights and staying focused, and enjoying the sport," Pampellone said when asked about what the rest of the year could look like for him.
There is still a possibility that Pampellone will be suiting up for the Olympics this year. When you add in possible Olympic commitments, plus his plans to stay active on the local pro scene, it could turn into a busy and exciting year for Pampellone and his team.