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.

Nate Campbell
Real nameNathaniel Campbell III
Nickname(s)The Galaxxy Warrior
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
Born (1972-03-07) March 7, 1972 (age 47)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights50
Wins by KO26
No contests1

Professional careerEdit

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.

Super featherweightEdit

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3][4]

Light welterweightEdit

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.[5] 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

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
By knockout 26 4
By decision 10 7
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
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 Jul 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 WBANABA 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.


  1. ^ "NATE CAMPBELL VACATES WBA TITLE". FIGHTHYPE. January 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
  2. ^ Michael Marley (February 13, 2009). "Campbell's Florida Flop, Blows TWO World Titles On Scales!". Boxing Confidential. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  3. ^ Christ, Scott (2009-02-15). "Campbell guts one out against Funeka in Florida". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  4. ^ Rafael, Dan (2009-02-13). "Campbell can't make weight for Funeka". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  5. ^ "Bradley Defends WBO Strap With Controversial Victory Over Campbell On SHOWTIME". East Side Boxing. 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2010-05-16.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Lamont Pearson
super featherweight champion

March 22, 2002 – June 2002
Title next held by
Kevin Kelley
Title last held by
Kevin Kelley
super featherweight champion

September 14, 2002 – January 2004
Title next held by
Manuel Medina
Preceded by
Daniel Alicea
NABF super featherweight champion
September 14, 2002 – January 2004
Title next held by
Alejandro Medina
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Juan Díaz
WBA lightweight champion
Super title

March 8, 2008 – January 10, 2009
Title next held by
Juan Manuel Márquez
IBF lightweight champion
March 8, 2008 – February 13, 2009
Title next held by
Miguel Vázquez
WBO lightweight champion
March 8, 2008 – February 13, 2009
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Márquez