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Ballard vs Espadas: Live results and discussion

D’Mitrius Ballard returns in tonight’s Golden Boy Fight Night main event.

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  • D’Mitrius Ballard NC-3 Elias Espadas
  • Eddie Gomez TKO-2 Saul Corral (1:55)
  • Franchon Crews-Dezurn TKO-5 Kayla Williams (1:40)
  • Gabriel Pham UD-6 Jaba Khositashvili (59-54, 59-54, 60-53)
  • Mike Reed UD-8 Angel Hernandez (78-74, 79-73, 79-73)
  • George Rincon KO-4 Greg Young Jr (2:01)
  • Dan Murray UD-4 Leonardo Kenon (39-37, 40-36, 40-36)

Tonight at 7:10 pm ET on Golden Boy’s Facebook page, Golden Boy Fight Night is back with a 10-round middleweight main event from Atlantic City, featuring unbeaten D’Mitrius Ballard in action.

Ballard is a 26-year-old from Temple Hills, Maryland, who has sort of been at the same level for a while now, and tonight’s matchup with Elias Espadas really looks like a sideways step on paper. Espadas, 28, was beaten last July by Yamaguchi Falcao, but was competitive and went 10 rounds. Most of his record is him beating up on overmatched opponents.

In the co-feature, former prospect Eddie Gomez returns in a welterweight bout against veteran Saul Corral. Gomez, 26, was seen as a rising star at 147 before a 2014 loss to Francisco Santana, and then he was knocked out in one by Rashidi Ellis in 2016, and also lost a split decision to Alejandro Barrera in 2017. Right now, though, he’s won two straight, decent wins over Keandre Gibson and Shoki Sakai. Corral, 32, is a journeyman sort who beats scrubs and then gets called in to lose to real fighters, be they prospects or vets in need of a win.

Here’s the full lineup:

Full Card (Facebook, 7:10 pm ET)

  • D’Mitrius Ballard (20-0, 13 KO) vs Elias Espadas (18-4, 13 KO), middleweights, 10 rounds
  • Eddie Gomez (22-3, 12 KO) vs Saul Corral (30-13, 20 KO), welterweights, 10 rounds
  • Franchon Crews-Dezurn (4-1, 1 KO) vs Kayla Williams (0-2-1, 0 KO), super middleweights, 8 rounds
  • Jaba Khositashvili (4-0, 2 KO) vs Gabriel Pham (10-1, 5 KO), super middleweights, 6 rounds
  • Mike Reed (24-2, 13 KO) vs Angel Hernandez (15-13-2, 9 KO), junior welterweights, 8 rounds
  • George Rincon (6-0, 3 KO) vs Greg Young Jr (4-1, 1 KO), junior welterweights, 6 rounds
  • Dan Murray (4-2, 0 KO) vs Leonardo Kenon (3-5, 1 KO), junior welterweights, 4 rounds

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