Bowman ready for Placencia
Interview by Kurt Wolfheimer
Photo by Mike Greenhill
Undefeated lightweight prospect Carney “Beeper” Bowman (13-0, 5KO’s) is ready to take that next step in his career on Friday night when he faces tough Dominican Delvin Placencia (15-1, 6KO’s) at the Sovereign Bank Baseball Stadium in York, Pa., Saturday night.
Both fighters share a common opponent in their last fights. Bowman had trouble early on before pulling out a unanimous decision victory over Jesus Salvador Perez on March 7, while Placencia dropped a decision to the very same dangerous Columbian on June 18 in his Ameican debut. Placencia should provide quite a test for the undefeated York resident.
Fightnews had the opportunity to speak with Bowman as he prepared for the biggest fight of his career.
Hi Carney. How are you feeling?
I feel great. Everything is going well and I am ready to go.
You are fighting Delvin Placencia on Saturday night at the Sovereign Bank Baseball Stadium. What do you know about him?
I know he is fifteen and one. I don’t know much about him except he went the distance with Perez, who I defeated in my last fight.
How has your preparation gone for this fight?
My training has gone great. I feel great and I am ready to go. I have been sparring with Doel Carrasquillo, Mike Torres and Eric Nemo. I have been training harder than ever and looking for sparring anywhere I can get it, so I can be in the ready for Saturday night.
You have been a regular on the boxing cards in York PA and are fighting outdoors at the Sovereign Bank Baseball Park for the first time in your hometown. How does it feel to fight in front of your hometown fans in such a great venue?
It feels great to fight in front of my fans. They support me well in York. I just hope it doesn’t rain on Saturday because I really want to get it on. It is a brand new park and I expect a big turnout.
You are promoted by Chet Koerner’s TKO Promotions. How has your relationship with them affected your boxing career?
TKO Promotions has been great to me. They are great people, and great guys. They look out for me and take care of me. I have nothing bad to say about TKO Promotions. I am just glad I signed with them.
How did you get your start in boxing?
My dad was a professional boxer and a health nut. When I was growing up, he was always do runs and working out so I have been doing it all my life with him. I ate right and kept in shape. Finally when I was ten, I went in the gym and it just went forward from there.
What was your amateur record?
It was probably around 300-30.
You have a unique nickname in “Beeper.” How did you come by that nickname?
My father was nicknamed Beep, so I just became Beeper.
Do you have any predictions for the fight?
I don’t really have any prediction for the fight. I am just going to get in there and take care of business. I am going to try and get him out of there. If I see an opening, I am going to take it.
In closing, what do you have to say to your fans who will be coming out to see you on Saturday night?
I am in great shape and I am ready to take this fool’s head off!! I hope it will be a beautiful day and all my fans get a chance to come out and see the fight. I am going to give it my all and it should be exciting night of boxing.