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ShoBox - Derevyanchenko vs Ayala: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Ievgen Khytrov return to action tonight on ShoBox.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tonight at 10 pm EST on Showtime, ShoBox: The New Generation returns with a triple-header from Atlantic City, featuring top middleweight prospects Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Ievgen Khytrov in action against veteran opposition.

Derevyanchenko (5-0, 4 KO) will take on Elvin Ayala (28-6-1, 12 KO) in the eight-round middleweight main event. Ayala, 34, is a battle-tested gatekeeper and a solid step for Derevyanchenko, who is 23-1 (7 KO) counting his World Series of Boxing experience.

Khytrov (10-0, 9 KO) will face Nick Brinson (17-3-2, 7 KO) in another eight-round middleweight bout. And in an eight-round junior welterweight fight to open the show, prospects Regis Prograis (14-0, 12 KO) and Amos Cowart (11-0-1, 9 KO) will square off in a proving grounds sort of fight, the sort of thing that ShoBox was built to air.

We'll be here tonight with live coverage of all three bouts, followed by immediate post-fight analysis and results. Join us!

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RESULTS

Sergey Derevyanchenko def. Elvin Ayala by unanimous decision (80-71, 80-71, 80-72)

Ievgen Khytrov def. Nick Brinson by TKO (2:31 of round 8)

Regis Prograis def. Amos Cowart by unanimous decision (79-71, 80-72, 80-72)

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ROUND BY ROUND

SERGEY DEREVYANCHENKO vs ELVIN AYALA

Round 1: Derevyanchenko is a lot to type all the time so I'll probably call him Sergey a lot here. Sergey landing some nice little counter right hands to start this fight, controlling the distance and landing shots. Ayala wants to jab, but can't get it going. Sergey going right over it repeatedly. Left hand from Derevyanchenko rocks Ayala's head back. Derevyanchenko 10-9

Round 2: Derevyanchenko is a consummate technician in there, doesn't make mistakes, thinks quickly, reacts fast. Ayala is a solid veteran fighter who has been in with some good fighters over his career, and Derevyanchenko is taking him apart pretty easily here. Derevyanchenko 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Derevyanchenko landing shots consistently, throwing plenty on the inside, rocking Ayala around a bit. Derevyanchenko employing his jab nicely to lead everything off. He's in total control. Derevyanchenko 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: This one isn't exactly competitive. Derevyanchenko is just a better boxer than Ayala and he's showing it. Ayala cut just a bit outside his right eye. Ayala trying to move but Derevyanchenko cuts everything off so nicely. Sergey is just a step or three ahead of him in there. Derevyanchenko 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: More of the same, basically. The only thing Derevyanchenko can do at this point is stop Ayala. Derevyanchenko 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: More of the same. Doing some damage, doing good work. Derevyanchenko 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: More of the same. Good performance. Derevyanchenko 10-9, 70-63

Round 8: Close to a stoppage late, but Ayala goes the distance. That's a moral victory, I suppose. Derevyanchenko 80-72

IEVGEN KHYTROV vs NICK BRINSON

Round 1: Brinson coming out fairly aggressively, not looking to waste time. Brinson dictating the pace for the first 2:30, Khytrov really not doing anything at all on offense. Brinson pumping the jab. Brinson 10-9

Round 2: Boy, Khytrov is giving another round away here. He came out a little aggressive in the first minute, but Brinson is taking over again and landing more shots. Jabbing, moving to his left, potshotting away. Brinson 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Khytrov marking up a little bit but getting back into the fight somewhat, too, starting to land a few, but also taking a few shots. Brinson with a couple right hands down the stretch that I think shade the round his way. Brinson 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Khytrov really does not look like a special prospect tonight. Not at all. I have Brinson sweeping the first half of this fight, but Khytrov might be lucky at 2-2 right now. Brinson 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: I like Brinson again this round. Khytrov is just slow and inactive and he's getting outboxed clearly. This is a miserable performance from Khytrov. Brinson 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: Khytrov hurts Brinson just under halfway into the round, and pours on some pressure, but Brinson gets away. Khytrov gets tied up, but lands another right hand that stings Brinson. Brinson's legs may be going. Another hard right from Khytrov. Brinson moving again in the final minute, trying to just stay out of danger, which is smart. Left hand from Khytrov, Brinson escapes again but Khytrov jumps right back on him. Khytrov 10-9, Brinson 59-55

Round 7: Brinson's gas tank is close to empty and Khytrov has started throwing the last couple rounds. Khytrov with a hard right that clearly hurts Brinson with a minute left and Khytrov is unloading in the corner. Brinson desperately trying to hold, and Khytrov just pushing him off. Referee letting them work. Another big right from Khytrov. Khytrov just won't let Brinson hold and Brinson is in serious trouble now. Khytrov staying on top of him, but can't land that one big shot. Khytrov 10-8, Brinson 67-65

Round 8: Brinson is just on dead legs in there. Nothing left. Khytrov banging away. Khytrov also pretty gassed, but has more left, clearly. Brinson trying to pick and peck at Khytrov, but Khytrov landing heavy shots in the final minute. Brinson takes a knee and the referee stops it. Khytrov TKO-8

REGIS PROGRAIS vs AMOS COWART

Round 1: Prograis looking stronger coming out here. These guys both have mohawk-style haircuts and are both southpaws, so this is a weird fight. Also Prograis' nickname is "Rougarou," which is amazing. Prograis keeping the advantage as they feel one another out. Nice first round for Regis Prograis. Prograis 10-9

Round 2: Cowart looking more aggressive to start this round, but Prograis picking him off anyway. Prograis jabbing and throwing combinations, landing consistently. Cowart wobbled a bit on a jab. He's just getting beaten to the punch repeatedly here. Looking outclassed, frankly. Even when Cowart does land, Prograis is right back on him. Cowart throwing bombs, not landing. Wasting energy there. Prograis 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: WHOA, out comes Cowart with a bomb and he connects, hurting Prograis a bit, but Prograis looking to get back into it, jabbing his way out of trouble. Body shot from Prograis, and now he's picking him off again. Cowart looking a bit like a one-trick pony. Good uppercut from Prograis. Prograis just so busy, working constantly with both hands. Cowart loading up on uppercuts that clip Prograis at best, then takes combination shots in return. Prograis 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Prograis' flurry punching is so enjoyable to watch, and it's really pissing Cowart off. Coward just can't box with this dude and he's trying to bait him with some trash talk. Cowart with a couple hard shots that clip Prograis, and Prograis throwing back. Cowart throwing wild shots and missing, then stops when he gets popped back. Prograis digging to the body. Prograis landing good shots inside, driving home an uppercut, then rocking Cowart's head around a bit. Looks like Cowart is bleeding from the nose now. Great combination punching from Prograis. Prograis 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Prograis still in complete command. Averaging over 100 punches a round, picking Cowart apart. He's just a better fighter. Cowart may still be dangerous if he can land something, but he's getting beaten up now. Cowart lands a big shot, Prograis takes it, and then he snaps back with a combination. Prograis 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: Prograis still in complete command. That's not just me going on autopilot, but how much more is there to stay? He's just a better fighter and has shown it in every way he possibly can thus far. Prograis 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: Cowart looking hurt a little over a minute into the round, which is his first time in a seventh round. He's just been worn out in there. Prograis continues to put his punches together nicely, starting with an effective, consistent jab, and then some nice hard shots to the body. Very late in the round, Cowart lands another good shot that does hurt Prograis a bit, but Prograis comes right back as always. Prograis 10-9, 70-63

Round 8: Doc takes a quick look at Cowart before the round gets underway. Prograis continues to work through the round, fighting like he needs this one, which he obviously does not. Prograis 10-9, 80-72

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