- A pair of young prospects from Northeast Ohio picked up victories this past Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia as middleweight Jose Rodriguez Jr. (Akron) and lightweight Thomas Mattice (Cleveland) both remained unbeaten.
Rodriguez, 23, improved his record to 5-0 with 4 knockouts as he defeated Anthony Overby (0-4) of Virginia by a unanimous decision.
While Rodriguez got pushed the distance for the first time in his career, Mattice upped his knockout streak to four matches with his victory over Orlando Rizo (19-12).
Mattice, 27, improved his record to 10-0 with 8 of his victories coming by way of knockout.
- Showtime rolled into Cleveland this past Friday night for a televised card at the Masonic Temple and Performing Arts Center.
Cleveland native Yuandale Evans, 28, remained in contention in the featherweight division scoring a split decision victory over Luis Rosa Jr in a highly entertaining slugfest.
With the victory, Evans improved his record to 20-1 with 14 knockouts while Rosa saw his record slip to 23-1.
Following his victory, Evans was quick to make it known that he wants the top guys in the division.