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Joshua Greer Jr. vs. Mike Plania
Joshua Greer Jr. (22-2, 12 KOs) had his ticket to a title fight in his hands but completely fumbled it against Mike Plania (24-1, 12 KOs). Plania came out ready from the get go, knocking his man down in the first and sixth rounds while landing huge shots throughout.
Fans watching from home knew exactly what they were watching. But judge Dave Moretti clearly left his glasses at home as he scored it 94-94. Despite the near robbery, the remaining two judges saved the day as they gave Plania the victory with scores of 97-91 and 96-92.
Antonio DeMarco vs. Giovani Santillan
Giovani Santillan (26-0, 15 KOs) found win number 26 much harder than the previous 25. Former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-9-1, 24 KOs) gave him everything he could handle throughout the course of ten rounds at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Much of the contest was fought at pace of the 34 year old DeMarco. He also seemed to land the cleaner and harder punches. In the end though, the judges simply did not see things his way as he lost on the scorecards. One judge scoring the bout had it 95-95 but he was overruled by the following two who had it 96-94 for Santillan.
Nikoloz Sekhniashvili vs. Isiah Jones
It was an easy night at the office for Nikoloz Sekhniashvili (6-0, 4 KOs) as he pounded Isiah Jones (8-2, 3 KOs) for six straight rounds. At no point was the contest even remotely competitive and Sekhniashvili cruised to a unanimous decision victory. Scores of 60-54 by two judges, while the final scoring had it 59-55 indicated just how easy his night was.
Hector Perez vs. Juan Torres
There was no one more excited to hear the final than former world champion turned commentator Tim Bradley for the Heavyweight contest against Hector Perez (7-2, 3 KOs) and Juan Torres (5-3-1, 2 KOs). Neither man gave the weight class anything to worry about with their performances.
Although there wasn’t much action, Perez continually did just enough to edge each round and take home a decision on the judges scorecards. The eyes from ringside gave a unanimous decision victory to Perez as one judge had him up 60-54 while the remaining two scored it 59-55 for Perez.
Bobirzhan Mominov vs. Cameron Krael
The undefeated train just kept on rolling tonight as Bobirzhan Mominov (11-0, 8 KOs) handed Cameron Krael (17-16-3, 4 KOs) another loss on his record. For much of the contest, it was Mominov that dictated the pace. Krael’s only saving grace was in the sixth and final round when the referee stopped the action to take away a point from Mominov for punching his man behind the head.
Still, even with the point deduction, Mominov took home the win as the scorecards were as followed 58-55 on two scorecards while the final judge had it 57-56.
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