Nate Campbell

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Nate Campbell
Statistics
Real name Nathaniel Campbell III
Nickname(s) The Galaxxy Warrior
Rated at
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1972-03-07) March 7, 1972 (age 44)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 50
Wins 37
Wins by KO 26
Losses 11
Draws 1
No contests 1

Nathaniel "Nate" Campbell III (born March 7, 1972) is an American professional boxer. He held the unified WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO lightweight titles from 2008 to 2009, and previously challenged for the IBF super featherweight title in 2005, and the WBO junior welterweight title in 2009.

Amateur career[edit]

Campbell had an amateur record of 30-5, before trying out for the American Olympic Boxing Team.

Prior to Nate Campbell turning professional he tried out for the United States Boxing 2000 Olympic team. During the trials, Campbell lost a controversial bout which eliminated him from being on the 2000 team. The match was a close one which could have easily been decided for or against him. After the match, Campbell told an insider "my amateur days are over, I can't feed my family trophies." He finished his amateur career with a record of 30-6.

Prior to his first match, Nate Campbell trained in Tallahassee, Florida with the Seminole Boxing Club in downtown Tallahassee. The Seminole Boxing Club was trained by Frank Jimenez.

Professional career[edit]

Early years at lightweight[edit]

Campbell turned professional in 2000 in Tallahassee and quickly stormed through his opponents. He won his first 23 fights, setting up a bout with cagey veteran Joel Casamayor in 2003.

Super featherweight[edit]

Casamayor won a unanimous decision, but many commentators, including those for HBO, believed that Campbell had fought a much closer match then what the scorecards indicated. Some commentators even stated that Campbell had won that closely fought match.

After that bout Campbell slipped into obscurity after two defeats to Robbie Peden and a loss to Francisco Lorenzo. After these fights, many in the boxing world believed that Nate Campbell's boxing days were over.

Return to lightweight[edit]

Nonetheless, Campbell stormed back on the scene in 2005 with a big win over undefeated prospect Almazbek "Kid Diamond" Raiymkulov. In 2006 he lost a split decision to Isaac Hlatshwayo, but won an IBF title eliminator against Matt Zegan. Instead of a title shot, Campbell's next bout was another eliminator, which he won over Ricky Quiles. After knocking out Wilson Alcorro, his next bout was a split decision victory over the undefeated Juan Díaz on March 8, 2008 to become the new IBF, WBA, and WBO unified World Lightweight Champion. Nate Campbell was the underdog coming into the fight against Juan Díaz. Juan Díaz was considered too strong and too technically sound against the likes of Campbell. Nate Campbell surprised the boxing world by controlling the tempo of the fight. The first 7 rounds were heavily contested but from the 8th round afterwards, Campbell completely controlled the fight as Diaz's eyes began swelling.

Campbell's first defense of his recently won WBA, WBO and IBF titles was to be against Joan Guzmán who just moved up from the Super Featherweight division. The fight was to take place at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Mississippi, United States on September 13, 2008. But because Guzman weighed in more than 3 pounds above the weight limit, Campbell's titles weren't staked. Unfortunately, due to Guzman being dehydrated after trying to make the weight, the Guzman camp backed out and the fight was cancelled.

On January 10, 2009, Campbell vacated his WBA lightweight title because of concerns regarding sanctioning fees and proposed mandatory defenses.[1]

Just as Guzman had trouble making weight, Campbell experienced a similar problem as he was supposed to defend his IBF and WBO lightweight crowns against Ali Funeka on February 14, 2009. On weigh-in however, Campbell was more than 2 pounds over the weight limit. As a result, he was removed of both titles.[2] The fight still went on as scheduled, Funeka could have claimed the IBF and WBO titles with a victory. However, Campbell won a majority decision by the scores of 114-112, 115-111, and 113-113. Despite the win, Campbell was ineligible to regain the titles, which are now vacant. Campbell stated that he will be moving up to the 140 pound junior welterweight division after the bout.[3][4]

Light welterweight[edit]

On August 1, 2009, Campbell took on 140 lbs. titlist Timothy Bradley. The Jacksonville native moved up to the light welterweight division after he failed to make the lightweight limit in his last fight against Ali Funeka. The WBO light welterweight title was at stake. The bout was held at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California.

The fight with Bradley only lasted three rounds after Campbell was unable to continue due to an internal eye injury caused by an unintentional headbutt from Bradley. Bradley was initially awarded a TKO victory by California referee David Mendoza.[5] However, a replay showed that the injury was in fact caused by an accidental clash of heads, and should thus be ruled a no decision. Since then, the decision has been overruled to a No Contest after review by the California State Athletic Commission.

In December 2009 Campbell was granted a release from Don King Productions, and signed a new promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. Campbell's lead trainer is former world champion John David Jackson, and his business advisor is One Punch Productions.

Campbell fought Victor Ortíz on May 15, 2010 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The former undisputed champion entered the ring as the underdog and eventually lost the bout by unanimous decision. On November 27, 2010, Campbell lost an eight round decision on the Juan Manuel Márquez undercard in Las Vegas to Walter Estrada, a journeyman whose record included only three wins over winless fighters in twelve bouts between 2008–2010. On November 29, 2010, Nate Campbell announced his retirement from boxing.

Comeback[edit]

On 21 April 2011 Nate came out of retirement to fight unbeaten Danny Garcia losing a Unanimous Decision.

Nate continued being active fighting a month later winning against Sherzod Nazarov in an 8 round UD. On September 25, 2011 Campbell lost to Khabib Allakhverdiyev.

On March 24, 2012 Nate won by TKO in 9 rounds in Dominican Republic against "Mermelada" Cayó.

On 27 April 2013 Campbell was defeated by Englishman Terry Flannigan in Sheffield, England, when the fight was stopped after 4 Rounds when Campbell pulled out when well behind on the scorecards.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
50 fights 37 wins 11 losses
By knockout 26 4
By decision 10 7
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
50 Win 37–11–1 (1) United States Gilbert Venegas UD 8 Mar 29, 2014 United States Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida, U.S.
49 Loss 36–11–1 (1) United Kingdom Terry Flanagan RTD 4 (10), 3:00 Apr 27, 2013 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England
48 Loss 36–10–1 (1) Canada Kevin Bizier RTD 8 (12), 3:00 Feb 8, 2013 Canada Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec, Canada For WBA–NABA and vacant IBF Inter-Continental welterweight titles
47 Win 36–9–1 (1) Poland Krzysztof Szot UD 8 Jun 30, 2012 Poland Atlas Arena, Łódź, Poland
46 Win 35–9–1 (1) Dominican Republic Victor Cayo TKO 9 (10), 0:45 Mar 24, 2012 Dominican Republic Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
45 Loss 34–9–1 (1) Russia Khabib Allakhverdiev TD 6 (10), 0:54 Sep 25, 2011 Russia Olimp Sports Palace, Krasnodar, Russia Unanimous TD after Campbell sustained a cut from an accidental head clash
44 Win 34–8–1 (1) Uzbekistan Sherzod Nazarov UD 8 May 21, 2011 Russia Krylatskoe Sport Palace, Moscow, Russia
43 Loss 33–8–1 (1) United States Danny García UD 10 Apr 9, 2011 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
42 Loss 33–7–1 (1) Colombia Walter Estrada SD 8 Nov 27, 2010 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
41 Loss 33–6–1 (1) United States Victor Ortiz UD 10 May 15, 2010 United States The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
40 NC 33–5–1 (1) United States Timothy Bradley RTD 3 (12), 3:00 Aug 1, 2009 United States Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. For WBO junior welterweight title;
Originally an RTD win for Bradley, later ruled an NC after an incorrect referee call
39 Win 33–5–1 South Africa Ali Funeka MD 12 Feb 14, 2009 United States BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, U.S.
38 Win 32–5–1 United States Juan Díaz SD 12 Mar 8, 2008 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Mexico Won WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO lightweight titles
37 Win 31–5–1 Colombia Wilson Alcorro TKO 6 (12), 0:21 Jul 6, 2007 United States Florida State Fairgrounds Hall, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
36 Win 30–5–1 Puerto Rico Ricky Quiles UD 12 Mar 2, 2007 United States A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
35 Win 29–5–1 Poland Matt Zegan UD 12 Oct 7, 2006 United States Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
34 Loss 28–5–1 South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo SD 12 Apr 17, 2006 United States Expo Hall, Tampa, Florida, U.S. For IBO lightweight title
33 Win 28–4–1 Mexico Francisco Javier Olvera RTD 6 (10), 3:00 Jan 27, 2006 United States Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
32 Win 27–4–1 Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Raiymkulov TKO 10 (10), 2:26 Oct 1, 2005 United States St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
31 Loss 26–4–1 Dominican Republic Francisco Lorenzo SD 10 Jun 14, 2005 United States Coliseum, St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
30 Win 26–3–1 United States Johnny Walker TKO 2 (8), 1:25 Apr 29, 2005 United States DoubleTree, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
29 Loss 25–3–1 Australia Robbie Peden TKO 8 (12), 2:53 Feb 23, 2005 Australia Vodafone Arena, Melbourne, Australia For vacant IBF super featherweight title
28 Win 25–2–1 United States Edelmiro Martinez DQ 4 (12), 1:10 Jul 30, 2004 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S. Martinez disqualified for repeated low blows
27 Loss 24–2–1 Australia Robbie Peden KO 5 (12), 2:27 Mar 14, 2004 United States Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California, U.S. For USBA super featherweight title
26 Win 24–1–1 Nigeria Daniel Attah UD 12 Jan 9, 2004 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.
25 Draw 23–1–1 United States Edelmiro Martinez SD 10 May 17, 2003 United States Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
24 Loss 23-1 Cuba Joel Casamayor UD 10 Jan 25, 2003 United States Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.
23 Win 23–0 Bolivia Renor Rojas Claure KO 5 (10), 1:56 Nov 23, 2002 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
22 Win 22–0 Puerto Rico Daniel Alicea KO 3 (12), 0:43 Sep 14, 2002 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won NABF and vacant WBA–NABA super featherweight titles
21 Win 21–0 United States Carlos Navarro TKO 5 (10), 1:55 Jun 22, 2002 United States Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
20 Win 20–0 Puerto Rico Jaime Torres TKO 5 (8) Apr 27, 2002 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 Trinidad and Tobago Alric Johnson TKO 4 (12) Mar 22, 2002 United States Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia, U.S. Won vacant WBANABA super featherweight title
18 Win 18–0 United States Joseph Figueroa UD 8 Feb 23, 2002 United States Jarrell's Boxing Gym, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 United States James Baker RTD 9 (10), 3:00 Feb 10, 2002 United States Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 United States Michael Jamison TKO 1 Nov 10, 2001 United States Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Guatemala Elias Juarez TKO 4 (8) Sep 29, 2001 United States Jarrell's Boxing Gym, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Panama Victorio Abadia TKO 8 (10), 1:55 Aug 31, 2001 United States Clarence H. "Du" Burns Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 United States Steve Trumble TKO 3 (10), 1:50 Aug 11, 2001 United States Auditorium, Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States Antonio Smith TKO 2 (6) Jul 28, 2001 United States Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Keith Major KO 2 (8), 1:51 Jun 23, 2001 United States Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Puerto Rico Angel Rios UD 6 May 11, 2001 United States Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States Antonio Smith KO 1 May 5, 2001 United States Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Choctaw, Mississippi, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Puerto Rico Jaime Torres TKO 3 (6), 2:53 Apr 21, 2001 United States PAL Gymnasium, Homestead, Florida, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Antonio Young TKO 2 (8), 2:26 Feb 22, 2001 United States Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States John Frazier KO 3 (6), 1:50 Jan 18, 2001 United States Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Ivan Dawson TKO 2 (4), 1:57 Dec 3, 2000 United States Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Miami, Florida, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Nicaragua Sergio Jose Olivas TKO 6 (6) Oct 28, 2000 United States Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Miami, Florida, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States John Trigg TKO 4 (6), 3:00 Jun 23, 2000 United States Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Costa Rica Alex Brenes TKO 2 (4), 2:18 May 26, 2000 United States Level Nightclub, Miami, Florida, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Scoey Fields TKO 1 (4), 2:58 Feb 5, 2000 United States The Moon, Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. Professional debut

Titles in boxing[edit]

Regional titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Lamont Pearson
WBANABA super featherweight champion
March 22, 2002 – June 2002
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Kevin Kelley
Vacant
Title last held by
Kevin Kelley
WBA–NABA super featherweight champion
September 14, 2002 – January 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Manuel Medina
Preceded by
Daniel Alicea
NABF super featherweight champion
September 14, 2002 – January 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Alejandro Medina
World titles
Preceded by
Juan Díaz
WBA lightweight champion
Super title

March 8, 2008 – January 10, 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Juan Manuel Márquez
IBF lightweight champion
March 8, 2008 – February 13, 2009
Stripped (title lost on the scales)
Vacant
Title next held by
Miguel Vazquez
WBO lightweight champion
March 8, 2008 – February 13, 2009
Stripped (title lost on the scales)
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Márquez

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NATE CAMPBELL VACATES WBA TITLE". FIGHTHYPE. January 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  2. ^ Michael Marley (February 13, 2009). "Campbell's Florida Flop, Blows TWO World Titles On Scales!". Boxing Confidential. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  3. ^ Christ, Scott (2009-02-15). "Campbell guts one out against Funeka in Florida". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  4. ^ Rafael, Dan (2009-02-13). "Campbell can't make weight for Funeka". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Bradley Defends WBO Strap With Controversial Victory Over Campbell On SHOWTIME". East Side Boxing. 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 

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