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News: Bradley-Campbell Declared A No Contest; Ikeke vs Woolnough for the NABA Title

25.08.09 - Nate Campbell has told On The Ropes Boxing Radio that his third round technical knockout loss to Timothy Bradley was overturned and the result has been changed to a no contest. The fight was stopped in the third round after Campbell was unable to see due to a serious cut above his eye. The original decision was a third-round TKO win for Bradley when Referee David Mendoza incorrectly ruled that a cut over the eye had come from a punch..

Don King said last Thursday his 78th birthday wish was for the California State Athletic Commission to overturn the decision made in the Aug. 1 prizefight featuring WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley vs. Nate Campbell and make it "no contest."

His wish was granted today.

The CSAC met today in Los Angeles and determined that an accidental head butt in round three that left a serious gash over Campbell's left eye should have been ruled no contest after the fight was stopped on advice of the ringside physician after the round.

This corrects the ruling made in favor of Bradley on the night of the fight at Agua Caliente Resort, Casino & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

"I only asked for justice for my fighter Nate Campbell, and that is what I received from the California State Athletic Commission today," promoter Don King said. "I applaud the members of the commission for righting this wrong, and I have a phone call in to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to congratulate him on this important decision.

"This is a victory for the boxers, the sport and the great state of California upholding the rules of justice and fair play. The fairest outcome of all is the one they chose where neither fighter's record is blemished from a match that was halted early due to an accidental clash of heads."


Ikeke vs Woolnough for the NABA Title

Kingsley “Sharp Knuckles” Ikeke (25-3, 14 KO‘s) returns to the Emerald Queen Casino to face Mark “The Machine Gun” Woolnough (19-5, 6 KO’s) for the NABA Super Middleweight Title, Saturday, August 29th. Doors open at 6:00 p.m, first fight 7:00 p.m.

The Ikeke-Woolnough fight promises to be a war. Two veteran fighters, fighting for a belt and a world ranking. Ikeke is no stranger to Northwest boxing fans, as he has come to Tacoma twice, and KO’d local favorites Emmett Linton and Kenny Ellis. “Ikeke has beaten two of our fighters. It will be nice to finally be on his side,” said promoter Brian Halquist.

On June 20th, Ikeke defeated Tacoma’s Emmett Linton at Battle of the Boat 72. After that fight promoter Brian Halquist inked Ikeke to a promotional contract. “If you can’t beat them join them. I know it’s a corny saying but it‘s really true in this case,” said Halquist. “I really liked what I saw in Kingsley. He has an incredible work ethic and he’ll fight anybody.”

“It's amazing how well-liked Ikeke has become. He loves fighting in Tacoma, and we are proud to make the Emerald Queen Casino his new home,” said Halquist. “Ikeke-Woolnough is a great fight. The winner will be in the mix of the Super Middleweight division. Mark Woolnough has fought much of his career on the Battle at the Boat cards. I really respect Mark, I know how tough he is. This fight will be one of the best fights of the year” said Halquist

The Undercard

Lateef Kayode (7-0, 6 KO’s) VS. Leo Bercier (8-9-1, 4 KO’s)
Freddie Miller (1-0-1) VS. Vincent Thompson (Pro-Debut)
Francisco Reyes (2-0, 2 KO’s) VS. Daniel Floyd (Pro-Debut)
Bakthuu Otgonchuluun (2-0, 1 KO) VS. Manuel Ortega (1-1)

TICKETS

Available at the Emerald Queen Casino box office (253-594-7777) and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Or online at www.ticketmaster.com

Ticket Prices: $75 - $40 - $25

Get up to date information at: www.Halquistproductions.com

For more information or fighter interviews contact event coordinator Kelly Thompson at (509) 607-0497

Article posted on 25.08.2009



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