Our main event saw fan-favorite Petr Petrov battle Gamaliel Diaz, who was knocked out twice in 2013. Petrov couldn't knock Diaz out, but he dominated him from start to finish, punctuating Diaz's wild, swinging style with shorter, sharper punches inside. Jack Reiss redeemed an erroneous first-round knockdown call by taking a point from Diaz in round 7, just after Petrov put Diaz on the canvas with a left hook, giving the Russian one 10-7 round and a decisive win over an opponent who, at times, almost seemed eager to lose by disqualification.
Petr Petrov defeats Gamaliel Diaz by Unanimous Decision (98-89, 97-90 x 2)
Bad Left Hook scored it 97-92 for Petrov.
Undefeated Olympian Taras Shelestyuk took the stage next against the recently bested Juan Rodriguez Jr. Rodriguez (12-2, 5 KO) made a strong start, banking rounds in what looked to be a plodding, slow-paced bout. Slowly, as the fight progressed, Shelestyuk (12-0, 8 KO) came alive, finding the range for his right hook, landing his jab with consistency, and pummeling Rodriguez decisively in the final two rounds. It ended up being a fun fight, but Shelestyuk will need to turn it on a little sooner in the future, because he struggled early against an opponent with comparatively limited potential.
Taras Shelestyuk defeats Juan Rodriguez Jr. via Unanimous Decision (78-74, 79-73 x 2)
Bad Left Hook scored it 77-75 for Shelestyuk.
The night opener was a spirited battle between undefeated Emmanuel Robles and the gritty Wilberth Lopez. Robles was billed as the prospect, but Lopez gave him a reasonably stiff test, taking Robles best punches without flinching and keeping him on his toes with hard counters. Lopez really turned up the volume in the final two rounds, but Robles displayed a sharp counter game and kept himself ahead on the scorecards with a series of well-timed overhand lefts.
Emmanuel Robles defeats Wilberth Lopez via Unanimous Decision (58-56, 59-55 x 2)
Bad Left Hook scored it 59-55 for Robles.