6’4 super lightweight Mykal “The Professor” Fox (20-1, 5 KOs) scored an ugly ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten 2016 Olympic gold medalist Fazliddin “Fayzi” Gaibnazarov (7-1, 4 KOs) at the Tucson Arena in Tucson, Arizona. Gaibnazarov was never able to solve Fox’s roughly nine-inch height advantage. Scores were 96-92, 96-92, 95-93. Gaibnazarov was deducted points in round seven and eight.
Three-time world title challenger Miguel Marriaga (28-3, 24 KOs) returned to action with a third round TKO against late sub Ruben Cervera (10-2, 9 KOs) in a lightweight fight. Marriaga dropped Cervera twice with hooks to the body in round two. Cervera knocked down an off-balance Marriaga in round three, but took more heavy body shots. Cervera didn’t come out for round four. Cervera stepped in when Marriaga’s original opponent arrived 20 pounds over the contract weight.
WBC Continental Americas super bantamweight beltholder Carlos Castro (23-0, 9 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Mario Alberto Diaz (18-3, 7 KOs). Castro scored a knockdown in round two en route to a 100-89, 100-89, 98-91 verdict.