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Date: 1/29/2010

LIVE ROUND BY ROUND - Shumenov v Campillo 

 

image Live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, US

WBA Light Heavyweight Title

Beibut Shumenov v Gabriel Campillo

Round 1

Here we go, right hand from Shumenov, blocked well by Campillo, slow start from Campillo as Shumenov is stalking but not doing much either. Left hook and right hand blocked by Campillo. Jabs by Shumenov, follows up with a good right hand, right hand to the body from Shumenov, jab from Campillo, good stright right from Campillo but Shumenov takes the round on work rate.

Shumenov 10 Campillo 9

Round 2

Shumenov starts fast again and there is still little coming from Campillo who is being very defensive, and although Shumenov is not landing many he is picking up these early rounds. Two good jabs from Campillo, left upper cut from Campillo, Shumenov is still loading up with his shots but still very few are landing. One two from Campillo who is now showing signs of working to a game plan. Shumenov is breathing heavy he has thrown a lot of power shots, many have been wasted.

Shumenov 10 (20) Campillo 9 (18)

Round 3

Good hard body shots from Shumenov which do land but then he switches back to the head and meets the tight defence of Campillo. Campillo is edging forward now and upping his work rate, he is a lot more accurate than Shumenov and a lot of the shots he throws are landing. Good right hand finally lands from Shumenov, Campillo is back on the attack and Shumenov backs off. A better second half of the round from Campillo as he picks up the first round of this contest.

Shumenov 9 (29) Campillo 10 (28)

Round 4

Shumenov comes out quick but once again most of his punches find arms and gloves, good jab from Campillo snaps the head of Shumenov back. Campillo comes on the attack again, right hand from Campillo. 1-2 Campillo snaps the head of Shumenov back again, and more solid shots from Campillo, Shumenov is on the back foot and looks tired already. Big finish to the round from Campillo as he rocks Shumenov with a left upper cut right hook combination. Good round for Campillo.

Shumenov 9 (38) Campillo 10 (38)

Round 5

Again Shumenov starts quickly throwing power shots but Campillo is walking through him and lands a left uppercut. , right hand from Campillo, Shumenov lands a looping right hand that does get through and opens up a nasty looking cut over the left eye. Campillo is coming forward again and every shot he lands looks like it hurts Shumenov. Two good right hands from Shumenov, 1-2 from Campillo, a closer round but Campillo pulls ahead.

Shumenov 9 (47) Campillo 10 (48)

Round 6

Good right to the body from Shumenov opens the round, the pair trade in the centre of the ring, neither however land any solid punches. 1-2 from Campillo, right hand left hook from Shumenov. Left hand from Campillo, good 1-2 from Shumenov. Campillo is still walking through Shumenov but Shumenov is moving a little better and not too many land for Campillo. A close round could have gone either way.

Shumenov 10 (57) Campillo 10 (58)

Round 7

3 good right hands from Shumenov, he starts fast in the round again, good jabs from Campillo, Shumenov is looking tired and is a little wild. A good right hand from Shumenov but takes a barrages of punches back including a big right hook from Campillo. Jab from Campillo, Shumenov is looking raggered. Left hand from Campillo, good round from him so far, Shumenov is fighting on heart alone already, he needs a second wind.

Shumenov 9 (66) Campillo 10 (68)

Round 8

Again a fast start from Shumenov, he is still throwing hard shots, but again Campillo is patient and then unloads on Shumenov with power shots of his own and hurts Shumenov. 2 good right hands from Shumenov, and a right to the body and one to the head, better from Shumenov. Campillo matches forward and Shumenov is on his bike, as he spits out his mouth piece and gives himself a few extra seconds to recover. Left hook from Shumenov, Shumenov is a little busier in this round but Campillo is landing the noticable shots, a tough round to score again. Shumenov may have just stolen it.

Shumenov 10 (76) Campillo 9 (77)

Round 9

Again the first 30 seconds of the round are all Shumenov, he is trying to pick his shots a little better, good jab from Campillo. Left hook to the body from Shumenov, Campillo replies with 3 solid left hands and again Shumenov looks hurt. left hand from Campillo again. A big attack from Campillo lands 20 unanswered punches as Shumenov has a lot of blood around his face. He is in big trouble here, this is a huge round for Campillo.

Shumenov 9 (85) Campillo 10 (87)

Round 10

Shumenov comes out quickly again, he is throwing a number of hard shots, maybe he has got his second wind, but again it only lasts half a round as Campillo comes on strong again and rocks Shumenov with a straight left. Shumenov however keeps on fighting and he is showing a lot of heart and guts. Campillo lands a few clean shots in the round but Shumenov may have just got the round on work rate.

Shumenov 10 (95) Campillo 9 (96)

Round 11

Shumenov again starts fast and comes out blasting, but he can't move Campillo. Good exchange as both guys land solid shots. Left hand from Campillo, good 3 punch combo from Shumenov, right to the body from Shumenov. Shumenov is still putting everything into this but takes a right hook that stops him in his tracks, Campillo follows back with 3-4 solid shots. A brave Shumenov fights back again strongly but Campillo takes the round.

Shumenov 9 (104) Campillo 10 (106)

Round 12

Shumenov needs a KO on many ringside scorecards and he is going for it, he is throwing his shots with everything he has left, Campillo looks strong and blocks many of them but there is not much coming back from him. Good body shots from Shumenov, Campillo comes back with 3-4 hard accurate shots. Good right hand left hook from Shumenov, he looks very raggered but he is fighting and there is still little coming back from Campillo. It looks like it will go to the cards, Campillo should win this fight but it is in the judges hands now.

Shumenov 10 (114) Campillo 9 (115)

The judges scorecards are in 117-111 Campillo, 115-113 Shumenov and 117-111 Shumenov, a rather undeserved victory for Shumenov.