Junior Witter vs. Timothy Bradley

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2008-05-10 : Junior Witter 139¼ lbs lost to Timothy Bradley Jr 139¼ lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

Bout Summary

It was a slow pace to start the bout, with Witter beginning in the southpaw stance before flipping to conventional midway through the round. In round three, Witter landed a leaping left hand midway through the round. It appeared to wake up both fighters, as Bradley came forward with purpose. The tactic played well into Witter's hands, as he was able to land counter shots from the outside while Bradley repeatedly came in. The tactical battle continued in the fifth round, with Witter landing an uppercut underneath, but both fighters doing more missing than connecting. Witter was able to close the gap, landing repeatedly to the body while slipping nearly all of Bradley's counters. A straight left from the southpaw stance connected for Witter, momentarily sending Bradley backwards.Things picked up in the sixth round. Bradley was able to impose his will for the first time in the bout, landing a left hook to the body and head, about a minute into the round. It would get a lot worse for Witter. An overhand right sent Witter crashing to the canvas. He bounced up immediately, but was forced to clinch his way out of the round. Bradley thoroughly outworked Witter over much of the remainder of the fight to pull out a split decision victory.

Purses: Bradley - $65,000