After three knockdowns, a docked point, and zero excitement, WBO junior welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley stopped washed-up Joel Casamayor late in the eighth round to retain his belt in his Top Rank debut.
Bradley (28-0, 12 KO) didn't lose a second of this miserable fight, and Casamayor's trainer ended the fight at 2:59 of the eighth round after another knockdown.
Low blows and headbutts were involved as expected, and Casamayor (38-6-1, 22 KO) just had nothing left. Those who have seen Casamayor in the ring in the last few years knew what to expect and got that much -- or perhaps less.
Bradley, 28, is a possible 2012 opponent for Manny Pacquiao, should Pacquiao prove successful tonight against Juan Manuel Marquez.
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