Bizier dominates Campbell
Welterweight Kevin Bizier (20-0 14KO) pounded out a cautious yet sustained attack over Nate Campbell (36-10-1 26KO) finally forcing the former undisputed lightweight champion to throw in the towel at the end of the 8th round as the headline event at the Ball Centre in Montreal and broadcast on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Bizier was able to score to the body while keeping Campbell who took the fight on short notice on the ropes for most of the night. Bizier retains the NABA welterweight title and captures the IBF Intercontinental belt to go along with it. After the fight, Campbell said he’s going back to 140lbs in the future.
For the 40 year-old Campbell who began his thirteen career as a super-featherweight, he was simply too small to fend the local fighter off. Bizier was not overly physical in the contest but much of the bout was fought at close corners with lengthy clenches helping not only to negate Campbell’s right hand but wearing him down at the same time.