In the best fight of the night, middleweight Ian Green (17-2, 11 KOs) retained his WBA Continental Americas belt by ten round split decision against previously undefeated Alexander Castro (11-1, 9 KOs) in a featured bout on the Guidry-Stiverne undercard Saturday night at Casino Miami Jai-Alai in Miami, Florida. Castro started fast and battered and bloodied Green in round one. Good exchanges in round two. It became a battle of attrition after that with both fighters hurting each other. In the end, scores were 96-94, 96-94 Green, 96-94 Castro.
“My plan was to box,” said Green. “But after he cut me in the first round he tried to get into my mental, so I had to bring it to him and fight. First round he was fighting hard, so I just kept my guard tight and went forward.”
Welterweight Tre’Sean Wiggins (15-5-3, 8 KOs) retained his NABA title with workmanlike ten round unanimous decision against Nigel Fennel (13-2, 8 KOs). Wiggins won by scores of 99-91, 97-93, 98-92 in a bout that never heated up.
“I had to stay smart and stay patient,” said Wiggins. “It’s not always the most entertaining fight, but I needed to be smart because it’s a high-level chess match. I had to stick to my game plan and get the job done.”
Unbeaten super lightweight Raynel Mederos (8-0, 2 KOs) against Nelson Morales (3-2, 0 KOs). Close fight. Morales dropped Mederos in round two, but Mederos rallied to win 58-55, 58-55, 57-56.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Kenmon Evans (10-0-1, 3 KOs) coasted to a six round unanimous decision over Cleotis Pendarvis (21-14-2, 9 KOs). Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.
Pro debuting middleweight Alex Esponda needed just 74 seconds to crush Carlos Cruz (2-10, 1 KO). A body shot finished Cruz.
Pro debuting light heavyweight Brayan Leon Salgado needed just 58 seconds to demolish Salome Flores Torres (1-8, 0 KOs). Body shots finished Torres.
Pro debuting junior welterweight Darian Castro outpointed Ryan Schwartzberg (1-9-2, 1 KO) over six rounds. Scores were 60-54 3x.