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Leija wins protest after bout's confusing end

Updated: July 26, 2001, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Hector Camacho Jr.'s technical win over Jesse James Leija was changed to a no-contest Thursday by the New York State Athletic Commission.

The fight was stopped when it was ruled that Camacho couldn't continue after the fifth round of the 10-round super lightweight bout early on July 8 because of a cut over his right eye caused by a clash of heads.

The official scorecards were totaled, and Camacho, ahead on all three, was declared the winner.

The commission, ...

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