PONTIAC ? Tim Bradley defeated Devon Alexander by unanimous technical decision when their light-welterweight unification bout was halted in the 10th round on Saturday because of an accidental head-butt.
The fight was halted by referee Frank Garza on the advice of ringside doctors after a gash was opened on the right eye on Alexander in the opening seconds of the 10th round.
That put the outcome in the hands of judges, who were asked to score the brief 10th round and moments later handed the verdict to Bradley by scores of 98-93, 97-93 and 96-95.
Bradley, 27, improved to 27-0 and kept his World Boxing Organization crown while taking the World Boxing Council title from 23-year-old southpaw Alexander, who fell to 21-1.