UAE - In the main event of the night, 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Albert Batyrgaziev, 25, scored a ten-round unanimous decision over his bitter rival and three-time world champion (2011, 2013, and 2015) / three-time Olympic bronze medalist Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba with scores: 98-92, 98-92, 97-93.

The fight wasn't announced as a sanctioned professional fight but rather as an IBA professional fight, which looks the same but usually goes to the record-books as an exhibition fight.

It was fought at a weight limit of 132 lbs (which corresponds to 60 kg), which is an amateur weight limit rather than a professional one.

The fight, meanwhile, was purely professional in quality. Batyrgaziev, who lost twice to Alvarez during his stellar amateur career but beat him on his way to Russia's sole gold during 2020 Olympics, was the aggressor, while Alvarez, 32, chose to work from distance.

The action was back-and-forth, both fighters showing tremendous technique and character. Batyrgaziev looked better in the opening and closing round, while Alvarez boxed preferably during some mid rounds.

Batyrgaziev's official pro record is 10-0, 7 KOs, while Alvarez is 6-0, 3 KOs, as a prizefighter.