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Carlos Jimenez Knocks Out Pedro Campa in Shocker

by Rafael Soto

Fortress Mexico in Cuernavaca, Morelos - Carlos "Torito" Jimenez pulled off a major upset by securing a technical knockout at 2:55 seconds of the seventh round over previously undefeated Pedro "Roca" Campa in what was the stellar fight at the Centenario stadium in Cuernavaca. The fight headlined a Zanfer Promotions event, televised by Box Azteca.

The fight was fierce from the very first round and created many exchanges of power punches, with Campa (28-1, 21 KOs) deciding to go to war waith Jimenez (15-8, 7 KOs).

When the bell was about to ring at the end of the seventh round, Campa was caught cold by Jimenez - who placed a powerful left cross to the chin - which sent Campa down his back and referee Laurentino Ramirez immediately stopped the fight.

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Campa says he let his guard down, because he made a big mistake and thought the ten second warning was actually the sound of the bell to end the round. Jimenez took full advantage, by landing a huge hook. 

"A big oversight, I was winning the whole fight, I thought the round was over and I let my guard down, I'm going to recover and I'll ask my promoter Zanfer for a rematch with Jiménez," Campa said.

While "Torito" Jimenez said he never lost the confidence he would win.

"I knew I would catch him at any moment, I already had him well measured. This is a great win," said Jimenez.

Campa was on the verge of a world title shot and this defeat is a major setback for his career.

Before the fight took place, Campa was already looking ahead to a title opportunity in 2018 - "I'm going for the knockout, in 2018 Zanfer will look to get me a huge opportunity, I can not lose. It's taken me a lot of effort and years to get to this point."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 10-22-2017

I love it when a blatant setup backfires!!! Campa is a zero defense face first chinless fighter. Torched by a guy with 8 losses, love it.

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