In a WBC super middleweight eliminator, two-time world champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (33-2-2, 24 KOs) and Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis (15-2-1, 6 KOs) fought to a twelve round draw on Saturday night at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles. No particularly memorable highlights in a tough, gritty fight where Dirrell had a slightly higher workrate. Scores were 115-113 Davis, 115-113 Dirrell, 114-114.
19-year-old welterweight Jesus Ramos (15-0, 14 KOs) impressed again with a second round TKO over Emilio Bojórquez (24-3, 18 KOs). Ramos dropped Bojórquez in round two and got the referee’s stoppage with Bojórquez taking punishment on the ropes. Time was 1:44.
18-year-old welterweight Vito Mielnicki, Jr. (8-0, 5 KOs) scored a third round TKO against Noe Lopez (10-4-1, 4 KOs). Lopez down in round two. Referee stoppage in round three.
Undefeated super lightweight Michel Rivera (20-0, 13 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Anthony Mercado (13-5, 11 KOs). Rivera was credited with a knockdown in round two. Mercado took a knee in round six. The bout was waved off by the ref with Mercado in bad shape. Time was 2:26.
Lightweights Anthony Cuba (1-0-1, 1 KO) and Diego Elizondo (3-2-3, 0 KOs) battled to a four round draw. Scores were 39-37 Cuba, 38-38, 38-38.