Last night on Spike, Premier Boxing Champions may have had its finest night of action yet, as both fights delivered the goods in Chicago, with Andrzej Fonfara battling past a bloody, gutsy Nathan Cleverly in the main event, and Kohei Kono successfully defending his super flyweight belt against Koki Kameda.
Connor already ran down the results, but if you missed last night's show, first of all, you'll want to check out both fights in full, but here are some highlights from the fights.
We'll start with the main event, where Fonfara (28-3, 16 KO) faced a very tough battle from a spirited, seemingly revitalized version of Cleverly (29-3, 15 KO) before busting Cleverly's nose in the seventh round, which gave the hometown fighter the upper hand. Both fighters come out of this one looking better, and it's a Fight of the Year candidate in what has been frankly a weak year for great fights.
In the co-feature, referee Celestino Ruiz threatened to ruin a good action bout, with Kono (31-8-1, 13 KO) retaining his WBA super flyweight belt against Kameda (33-2, 18 KO) in a mild upset.