Amped up from the get go, and even
before that, the animated Bradley was all action in the
opening rounds as he took it to Campbell, who at times
seemed a bit slow to the punch but at other times
appeared to be figuring out Bradley's weaknesses that he
would capitalize later in the fight.
But all the strategy and high octane
went for naught as an obvious headbutt in round 3 sent
Campbell into the ropes where he looked to the referee
David Mendoza for a little help but the ref saw things
differently (or not at all) and ruled the headbutt was
from a punch and the round continued on.
In between rounds Campbell, who has
never been accused of being a quitter, complained he was
seeing spots before his eyes and before you could say
Sominex, Mendoza waived the fight off and declared
Bradley the winner via TKO.
Television replays made it clear
that the gash was caused by a clash of heads. The replay
also made it clear the ref was in the perfect position
to see the butt, yet somehow he missed it...?
No suggestions of foul play here at
all, but this fight needs to be reviewed by The
California Commission as does Mendoza's eye sight.
Takes One On the Chin
Alexander Takes WBC
140 Pound Strap
(37-3-2, 22 KO's) will tell you he hurt his arm
early in the fight and his claim may be true, but this
fight will always be looked as one that he quit on the
stool after a less than valiant effort over the new
Champ Devon Alexander(19-0, 12 KO's)
Truth be told this fight was a
yawner at best and the crowd booed vehemently
throughout. Alexander can lay claim to a portion of the
140 pound titles but coming off this victory it's hard
to make an argument fighting any one of the other Champs
....but they will.
King Turns Tupou Into
Heavyweight Bowie Tupou (18-1,
14 KO’s) kissed the canvas in each of the two
rounds of this fight as the unheralded Demetrice King
(15-17, 13 KO’s) stopped Bowie
at the 52 second mark of round 2.