Ring Doctor Speaks: Why He Stopped Bradley-Alexander

By Ryan Burton

Pontiac, Michigan - Before a crowd of 6,247 at the Silverdome, Timothy Bradley (27-0, 11KOs) won a ten round technical decision over Devon Alexander (21-1, 13KOs) to unify the WBO and WBC junior welterweight titles. The scores were 97-93, 96-95 and 98-93 for Bradley. The fight was stopped early in the tenth round when Alexander, after a clash of heads, said he was unable to see from a damage right eye.

The ringside doctor, Peter Samet, said he stopped the fight in fear of permanent damage being caused, because Alexander was unable to open his eye after repeated requests to do so.

"He literally couldn't open his eye. It was more than a cut. I was worried it was his nerve and that his eye was paralyzed," said Dr. Peter Samet.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by freedom213 on 01-30-2011

the doctor was justified stopping that whether it was from the difficulties alexander had with his eye or looking at the cut on the other side. That cut on the right side was getting grotesque. Neither guy looked good Alexander…

Comment by mathed on 01-30-2011

[QUOTE=Johnny Chingas;10031561][B]It wasn't a mistake, it was intentional. They wanted the fight stopped.[/B][/QUOTE] The Alexander team knew Devon was behind before rd 4 so they didn't pull that stuff then, they waited until they thought they might have a chance…

Comment by Tomislav III on 01-30-2011

Dr Shaw-Hi needs to take a look at Alexander for me to have any confirmation.

Comment by Boy Jones Jr. on 01-30-2011

[QUOTE=2120;10030641]Im sure some of you guys have experienced burning running eyes before and know that you cant really see or keep them open for that long while they are irritated the sensation does not last that long. if the doc…

Comment by jvsnypes on 01-30-2011

Devon *****ed up. Neither cut was serious enough to stop the fight. Devon just couldn't adjust.Tim fought the right style, he just should have been more aggressive.If it had went the distance, the results would have been the same. I…

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