Jake Giuriceo has had a rough 2012 in the ring. In his last fight, on December 1, at Mountaineer, “The Bull” lost a split decision to Peter Oluoch. The two fighters butted heads, and the result was not only a loss in the record book, but perhaps a loss of a career as Giuriceo suffered a detached retina.
According to Giuriceo’s manager, Joe Corvino, the junior welterweight had successful surgery on Monday. Unfortunately, as in the case of Sugar Ray Leonard, a detached retina is a tricky obstacle to overcome and Giuriceo has to be patient and follow the doctor’s orders before he will be cleared for in-ring action.
Giuriceo lost a unanimous decision on March 31 to Michael Clark in Columbus. That was his first loss as a professional fighter. With this most recent setback, his record now sits at 16-2-1.
Jake Giuriceo Is Meant For More, Courtesy of Alex Vo Films And Vimeo
Giuriceo is a very strong and spiritual individual and if anyone could come back from such an injury, my money would be on him pulling it off. I have covered several boxers in this area and nobody works as hard as Giuriceo in the gym.
The video clip above is very telling of what Giuriceo has endured so far in his life. He is now a married and responsible adult who has overcome adversity in every form. He still has the potential to be a fresh breath of air in a sport filled with pollution and corruption.
I will pass along more details as I get them.