Originally appearing on HD's Autumn 2008 Boxing Preview page (posted on Sept. 16) as a sort of placeholder for the feature-to-be, here are the results for the big fights that took place earlier in September...and the one that didn't.
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO11 Joel Casamayor (Lightweight)
--The fight going in was a bit of a toss up in my opinion, with me giving Casamayor the slight edge, as I thought that his skills and old-school technical prowess would be just enough to hold Marquez off. It sounded like a close bout at first, going by reports, but Marquez pulled away and stopped Casamayor in stunning fashion. Now, Marquez can finally call the shots on his career, though Casamayor should still remain in the mix.
[NIXED] [C] WBA, IBF, WBO Lightweight Champion Nate Campbell vs Joan Guzman
--In the moments before the hotly-anticipated fight, Guzman suddenly pulled out due to illness...or he just didn't make weight like Campbell thinks, and would've lost his title chance.
[C] Vernon Forrest UD WBC Light Middleweight Champion Sergio Mora
--Forrest got back what he lost just a scant few months ago and Mora got his perfect record tarnished. At the very least, it was to a still-potent veteran he beat not long ago, of whom also now finds some renewed vigor on the boxing scene.
[C] WBC Light Welterweight Timothy Bradley UD Edner Cherry [Showtime]
[C] (Interim WBC Light Flyweight Championship) Jorge Arce RTD9 Rafael Concepcion
Jorge Solis TKO4 Jorge Samudio (Super Featherweight)