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.