- Elwin Soto UD-12 Edward Heno (114-113, 115-112, 115-112)
- Nick Sullivan TKO-1 Gilberto Aguilar (1:50)
- Angel Acosta KO-5 Raymond Tabugon (1:02)
- Raul Curiel TKO-7 Jeremy Ramos (1:15)
- Jonathan Navarro TKO-2 Lebin Morales (1:49)
- Aaron McKenna UD-6 Sergio Gonzalez (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)
Tonight at 10 pm ET streaming live on DAZN for the first time, plus still on Facebook and RingTV, Thursday Night Fights returns with a world title main event from Indio, California, with Elwin Soto defending the WBO junior flyweight title against Edward Heno in a Mexico vs Philippines battle.
Soto, 22, shocked pretty much everyone when he controversially upset Angel Acosta to win the belt on June 21 at the same venue. Acosta had been down early in the fight, but came back to take over and was ahead on all three cards when referee Thomas Taylor made a questionable stoppage 23 seconds into the 12th and final round.
Heno, 27, is unbeaten but does have five draws, and hasn’t fought at the world level yet. This will be his US debut after 17 fights in the Philippines and two in Japan against Seita Ogido in 2017. Heno is the reigning OPBF champ at 108.
The co-feature will see the aforementioned Acosta move up to flyweight for a 10-round bout against veteran Raymond Tabugon, and we’ll also see prospects Ricardo Sandoval, Raul Curiel, Jonathan Navarro, and Aaron McKenna in action.
Thursday Night Fights has been a consistently entertaining series since launching under its new branding earlier this year, so join us this evening!
Full Card (DAZN/Facebook/RingTV, 10 pm ET)
- Elwin Soto (15-1, 11 KO) vs Edward Heno (14-0-5, 5 KO), junior flyweights, 12 rounds
- Angel Acosta (20-2, 20 KO) vs Raymond Tabugon (22-10-1, 11 KO), flyweights, 10 rounds
- Raul Curiel (7-0, 5 KO) vs Jeremy Ramos (11-7, 4 KO), junior middleweights, 8 rounds
- Jonathan Navarro (16-0, 8 KO) vs Lebin Morales (17-5-1, 8 KO), junior welterweights, 8 rounds
- Aaron McKenna (8-0, 5 KO) vs Sergio Gonzalez (6-6-1, 2 KO), junior middleweights, 6 rounds