At the Shrone Exposition Center, Los Angeles, CA, Saturday, over FOX and FS1, TGB Promotions – Tom Brown, presented in the Main Event former WBC Super Middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell ending in a split decision draw with Kyrone “Shut it Down” Davis in a title eliminator.
In the Main Event WBC Super Middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell, 33-2-2 (24), #167 1/2, of Flint, MI, ended in a split decision draw with Kyrone “Shut it Down” Davis, 15-2-1 (6), #167 1/2, of Wilmington, DE, over 12 rounds.
In the first round there were a total of 4 punches landed, a left to the body and right to the head by Dirrell putting Davis on the run. In the third and fourth rounds Davis picked up the action outworking Dirrell. In the sixth round Davis rocked Dirrell with a right on the chin in another close round.
In the eighth round Dirrell rocked Davis with a left to the chin. In the eleventh round Davis landed a combination to the body and head of Dirrell. In the twelfth and final round it was another close round Davis pulling it out with the decision up in the air at the end. Referee was Ray Corona.
Scores were 115-113 each and 114-114 as did this writer have it.
Super Lightweight Michel “La Zarza” Rivera, 20-0 (13), #144 1/2, of DR and Miami, FL, stopped Anthony Mercado, 13-5 (11), #146, of Camuy, PR, @2:26 of the tenth and final round.
In the second round Mercado missed with a left hook went to the canvas and it was ruled a knockdown. In the third round Mercado went down from a low blow and got time to re-coup. In the sixth round Mercado took a knee for a count. In the eighth round Mercado went down again causing the ref to stop it.
Welterweight 19 year-old southpaw Jesus “Mono” Ramos, 15-0 (14), #146 3/4, of Casa Grande, AZ, stopped Jesus “Yori Boy” Emilio Bojorquez, 24-3 (18), #146 1/4, of Tijuana, Baja CA, MEX, at 1:44 of the second of a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the second round Ramos landed a right to the chin and down went Bojorquez for an 8 count. Ramos went right after him having him cut on the left eye brow landing punch after punch causing referee Thomas Taylor to call a halt.
Lightweight Jose Valenzuela, 7-0 (4), #134 3/4, of MEX and Seattle, WA, stopped Clay “3rd Degree” Burns, 9-11-2 (4), #134 3/4, of Ft Worth, TEX, at 2:57 of the fourth of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the fourth round Valenzuela scored 3 knockdowns ending the fight.
Welter 18 year-old Vito “White Majic” Mielnicki, Jr., 8-0 (5), #146 1/2, of Roseland, NJ, stopped Noe “Pico” Lopez, 10-4-1 (4), #146, of MEX and Houston, TX, at 2:50 of the third of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round Mielnicki controlled with his jab pressing forward. In the second round Mielnicki rolled under a jab and landed a right to the chin and down went Lopez for an 8 count from referee Gerald White. In the
Super Featherweight Arnold Alejandro, 11-1-1 (10), #131 1/4, of Dallas, TX, ended in a majority draw with Jeremy Abram, 3-2-1 (0), #129 1/2, of Cleveland, OH, over 6 rounds.
Abram was down in second and Alejandro down in the fifth.
Super Bantamweight Romuel “Cuco” Cruz, 5-0-1 (3), #122 ½, of PR and Philadelphia, PA, stopped Luis “El Galan Javi” Valdez, 7-7-1 (2), #122 ½, of Tijuana, Baja CA, MEX, at the end of four of a scheduled 6 rounds.