Bradley Awakens Home Town Crowd With Victory
As Referee David Mendozzzza Sleepwalks Through Title Fight

Report & Photos By William Trillo
 
 
Performing in front his hometown crowd WBO Jr. Welterweight Champ Timothy Bradley (25-0, 12 KO's) gave his fans something to cheer about as he came out guns a blazing against his challenger and former lightweight champ Nate Campbell (33-6-1, 25 KO's).
 

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.

 

Witters Career Takes One On the Chin

Alexander Takes WBC 140 Pound Strap

 

Junior Witter (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 Poo Poo

 


Heavyweight Bowie Tupou (18-1, 14 KOs) kissed the canvas in each of the two rounds of this fight as the unheralded Demetrice King (15-17, 13 KOs) stopped Bowie at the 52 second mark of round 2.

 

Entire Undercard Results

 

Featherweight Abraham Lopez (8-0, 7 KOs) KO's Edward Utorov (7-11, 3 KOs) in 1.   
Time: 0:16 

 

Bantamweight Kaliesha West (11-1, 2 KOs) decisions Rolanda Andrews (8-8-1, 4 KOs)over 6.   
59-55 | 59-55 | 58-56 
  
Light middleweight Alberto Herrera (4-0, 3 KO's) TKO's John Red Tomahawk (3-5, 3 KO's)  in 1   
 

Super bantamweight Johnatan Arrellano (2-0, 1 KO) TKO's Fernando Moreno (pro debut) in 2.   
Time: 2:49

 

Lightweight John Jackson (15-1, 13 KOs)  decisions Carlos Francis Hernandez (14-8-1, 5 KOs) over 10.  
 97-91 | 97-91 | 97-92

 

Faces In The Crowd

Chris Arreola
 





 

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