Nathaniel "Nate" Campbell III (born March 7, 1972) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 2000 to 2014, and currently works as a TV host. In boxing he held the unified WBA (Super), IBF and WBO lightweight titles from 2008 to 2009, as well as having challenged for the IBF super featherweight title in 2005 and the WBO junior welterweight title in 2009.
|Real name||Nathaniel Campbell III|
|Nickname(s)||The Galaxxy Warrior|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Born||March 7, 1972|
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
|Wins by KO||26|
Early years at lightweightEdit
Campbell turned professional in 2000 in Tallahassee and quickly stormed through his opponents. He won his first 23 fights, setting up a bout with cagey veteran Joel Casamayor in 2003.
Casamayor won a unanimous decision, but many commentators, including those for HBO, believed that Campbell had fought a much closer match then what the scorecards indicated. Some commentators even stated that Campbell had won that closely fought match.
After that bout Campbell slipped into obscurity after two defeats to Robbie Peden and a loss to Francisco Lorenzo. In the first loss to Peden, Campbell appeared to drop his hands to taunt his opponent and was promptly knocked out. After these fights, many in the boxing world believed that Nate Campbell's boxing days were over.
Return to lightweightEdit
Nonetheless, Campbell stormed back on the scene in 2005 with a big win over undefeated prospect Almazbek "Kid Diamond" Raiymkulov. In 2006 he lost a split decision to Isaac Hlatshwayo, but won an IBF title eliminator against Matt Zegan. Instead of a title shot, Campbell's next bout was another eliminator, which he won over Ricky Quiles. After knocking out Wilson Alcorro, his next bout was a split decision victory over the undefeated Juan Díaz on March 8, 2008 to become the new IBF, WBA, and WBO unified World Lightweight Champion. Campbell was the underdog coming into the fight, as Díaz was considered too strong and too technically sound. But Campbell surprised the boxing world by controlling the tempo of the fight. The first 7 rounds were heavily contested but from the 8th round afterwards, Campbell completely controlled the fight as Diaz's eyes began swelling.
Campbell's first defense of his recently won WBA, WBO and IBF titles was to be against Joan Guzmán who just moved up from the Super Featherweight division. The fight was to take place at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Mississippi, United States on September 13, 2008. But because Guzman weighed in more than 3 pounds above the weight limit, Campbell's titles weren't staked. Unfortunately, due to Guzman being dehydrated after trying to make the weight, the Guzman camp backed out and the fight was cancelled.
On January 10, 2009, Campbell vacated his WBA lightweight title because of concerns regarding sanctioning fees and proposed mandatory defenses.
Just as Guzman had trouble making weight, Campbell experienced a similar problem as he was supposed to defend his IBF and WBO lightweight crowns against Ali Funeka on February 14, 2009. On weigh-in however, Campbell was more than 2 pounds over the weight limit. As a result, he was removed of both titles. The fight still went on as scheduled, Funeka could have claimed the IBF and WBO titles with a victory. However, Campbell won a majority decision by the scores of 114-112, 115-111, and 113-113. Despite the win, Campbell was ineligible to regain the titles, which are now vacant. Campbell stated that he will be moving up to the 140 pound junior welterweight division after the bout.
On August 1, 2009, Campbell took on 140 lbs. titlist Timothy Bradley. The Jacksonville native moved up to the light welterweight division after he failed to make the lightweight limit in his last fight against Ali Funeka. The WBO light welterweight title was at stake. The bout was held at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California.
The fight with Bradley only lasted three rounds after Campbell was unable to continue due to an internal eye injury caused by an unintentional headbutt from Bradley. Bradley was initially awarded a TKO victory by California referee David Mendoza. However, a replay showed that the injury was in fact caused by an accidental clash of heads, and should thus be ruled a no decision. Since then, the decision has been overruled to a No Contest after review by the California State Athletic Commission.
In December 2009 Campbell was granted a release from Don King Productions, and signed a new promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. Campbell's lead trainer is former world champion John David Jackson, and his business advisor is One Punch Productions.
Campbell fought Victor Ortíz on May 15, 2010 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The former undisputed champion entered the ring as the underdog and eventually lost the bout by unanimous decision. On November 27, 2010, Campbell lost an eight-round decision on the Juan Manuel Márquez undercard in Las Vegas to Walter Estrada, a journeyman whose record included only three wins over winless fighters in twelve bouts between 2008–2010. On November 29, 2010, Nate Campbell announced his retirement from boxing.
On April 21, 2011 Nate came out of retirement to fight unbeaten Danny Garcia losing a Unanimous Decision.
Nate continued being active fighting a month later winning against Sherzod Nazarov in an 8-round UD. On September 25, 2011 Campbell lost to Khabib Allakhverdiyev.
On March 24, 2012 Nate won by TKO in 9 rounds in Dominican Republic against "Mermelada" Cayó.
On April 27, 2013 Campbell was defeated by Briton Terry Flannigan in Sheffield, United Kingdom, when the fight was stopped after 4 Rounds when Campbell pulled out when well behind on the scorecards.
Life after boxingEdit
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Campbell is now a personal trainer in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. He also is the TV show host of Experience The Galaxxy with Nate Campbell. The show claims to be a politically based show discussing life in the African American Community. The show is streamed live on four platforms: Ustream, YouTube, Periscope and Facebook Live.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|Professional record summary|
|50 fights||37 wins||11 losses|
|50||Win||37–11–1 (1)||Gilbert Venegas||UD||8||Mar 29, 2014||Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|49||Loss||36–11–1 (1)||Terry Flanagan||RTD||4 (10), 3:00||Apr 27, 2013||Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England|
|48||Loss||36–10–1 (1)||Kevin Bizier||RTD||8 (12), 3:00||Feb 8, 2013||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||For WBA–NABA and vacant IBF Inter-Continental welterweight titles|
|47||Win||36–9–1 (1)||Krzysztof Szot||UD||8||Jun 30, 2012||Atlas Arena, Łódź, Poland|
|46||Win||35–9–1 (1)||Victor Cayo||TKO||9 (10), 0:45||Mar 24, 2012||Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|45||Loss||34–9–1 (1)||Khabib Allakhverdiev||TD||6 (10), 0:54||Sep 25, 2011||Olimp Sports Palace, Krasnodar, Russia||Unanimous TD after Campbell was cut from an accidental head clash|
|44||Win||34–8–1 (1)||Sherzod Nazarov||UD||8||May 21, 2011||Krylatskoe Sport Palace, Moscow, Russia|
|43||Loss||33–8–1 (1)||Danny García||UD||10||Apr 9, 2011||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|42||Loss||33–7–1 (1)||Walter Estrada||SD||8||Nov 27, 2010||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|41||Loss||33–6–1 (1)||Victor Ortiz||UD||10||May 15, 2010||The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|40||NC||33–5–1 (1)||Timothy Bradley||RTD||3 (12), 3:00||Aug 1, 2009||Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.||For WBO junior welterweight title;|
Originally an RTD win for Bradley, later ruled an NC after an incorrect referee call
|39||Win||33–5–1||Ali Funeka||MD||12||Feb 14, 2009||BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, U.S.|
|38||Win||32–5–1||Juan Díaz||SD||12||Mar 8, 2008||Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Mexico||Won WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO lightweight titles|
|37||Win||31–5–1||Wilson Alcorro||TKO||6 (12), 0:21||Jul 6, 2007||Florida State Fairgrounds Hall, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|36||Win||30–5–1||Ricky Quiles||UD||12||Mar 2, 2007||A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|35||Win||29–5–1||Matt Zegan||UD||12||Oct 7, 2006||Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.|
|34||Loss||28–5–1||Isaac Hlatshwayo||SD||12||Apr 17, 2006||Expo Hall, Tampa, Florida, U.S.||For IBO lightweight title|
|33||Win||28–4–1||Francisco Javier Olvera||RTD||6 (10), 3:00||Jan 27, 2006||Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|32||Win||27–4–1||Almazbek Raiymkulov||TKO||10 (10), 2:26||Oct 1, 2005||St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|31||Loss||26–4–1||Francisco Lorenzo||SD||10||Jun 14, 2005||Coliseum, St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.|
|30||Win||26–3–1||Johnny Walker||TKO||2 (8), 1:25||Apr 29, 2005||DoubleTree, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|29||Loss||25–3–1||Robbie Peden||TKO||8 (12), 2:53||Feb 23, 2005||Vodafone Arena, Melbourne, Australia||For vacant IBF super featherweight title|
|28||Win||25–2–1||Edelmiro Martinez||DQ||4 (12), 1:10||July 30, 2004||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.||Martinez disqualified for repeated low blows|
|27||Loss||24–2–1||Robbie Peden||KO||5 (12), 2:27||Mar 14, 2004||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.||For USBA super featherweight title|
|26||Win||24–1–1||Daniel Attah||UD||12||Jan 9, 2004||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|25||Draw||23–1–1||Edelmiro Martinez||SD||10||May 17, 2003||Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|24||Loss||23–1||Joel Casamayor||UD||10||Jan 25, 2003||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.|
|23||Win||23–0||Renor Rojas Claure||KO||5 (10), 1:56||Nov 23, 2002||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|22||Win||22–0||Daniel Alicea||KO||3 (12), 0:43||Sep 14, 2002||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won NABF and vacant WBA–NABA super featherweight titles|
|21||Win||21–0||Carlos Navarro||TKO||5 (10), 1:55||Jun 22, 2002||Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|20||Win||20–0||Jaime Torres||TKO||5 (8)||Apr 27, 2002||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|19||Win||19–0||Alric Johnson||TKO||4 (12)||Mar 22, 2002||Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.||Won vacant WBA–NABA super featherweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Joseph Figueroa||UD||8||Feb 23, 2002||Jarrell's Boxing Gym, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||James Baker||RTD||9 (10), 3:00||Feb 10, 2002||Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Michael Jamison||TKO||1||Nov 10, 2001||Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Elias Juarez||TKO||4 (8)||Sep 29, 2001||Jarrell's Boxing Gym, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Victorio Abadia||TKO||8 (10), 1:55||Aug 31, 2001||Clarence H. "Du" Burns Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Steve Trumble||TKO||3 (10), 1:50||Aug 11, 2001||Auditorium, Melbourne, Florida, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Antonio Smith||TKO||2 (6)||Jul 28, 2001||Savannah, Georgia, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Keith Major||KO||2 (8), 1:51||Jun 23, 2001||Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Angel Rios||UD||6||May 11, 2001||Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Antonio Smith||KO||1||May 5, 2001||Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Choctaw, Mississippi, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Jaime Torres||TKO||3 (6), 2:53||Apr 21, 2001||PAL Gymnasium, Homestead, Florida, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Antonio Young||TKO||2 (8), 2:26||Feb 22, 2001||Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||John Frazier||KO||3 (6), 1:50||Jan 18, 2001||Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Ivan Dawson||TKO||2 (4), 1:57||Dec 3, 2000||Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Sergio Jose Olivas||TKO||6 (6)||Oct 28, 2000||Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||John Trigg||TKO||4 (6), 3:00||Jun 23, 2000||Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Alex Brenes||TKO||2 (4), 2:18||May 26, 2000||Level Nightclub, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Scoey Fields||TKO||1 (4), 2:58||Feb 5, 2000||The Moon, Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.|
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- Christ, Scott (2009-02-15). "Campbell guts one out against Funeka in Florida". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- Rafael, Dan (2009-02-13). "Campbell can't make weight for Funeka". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- "Bradley Defends WBO Strap With Controversial Victory Over Campbell On SHOWTIME". East Side Boxing. 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byLamont Pearson
super featherweight champion
March 22, 2002 – June 2002
Title next held byKevin Kelley
Title last held byKevin Kelley
super featherweight champion
September 14, 2002 – January 2004
Title next held byManuel Medina
| NABF super featherweight champion
September 14, 2002 – January 2004
Title next held byAlejandro Medina
|World boxing titles|
| WBA lightweight champion
March 8, 2008 – January 10, 2009
Title next held byJuan Manuel Márquez
| IBF lightweight champion
March 8, 2008 – February 13, 2009
Title next held byMiguel Vázquez
| WBO lightweight champion
March 8, 2008 – February 13, 2009
Juan Manuel Márquez