Unbeaten junior lightweight Austin Brooks (12-0-1, 5 KOs) fought to a split draw with Aram Avagyan (11-1-3, 5 KOs) in the main event of the “EQC Fight Night” card at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. 

Brooks, 28, from San Diego, needed a strong rally in the final two rounds to get the draw against Avagyan, a 2016 Armenian Olympian. Avagyan relentlessly pressured Brooks from the start, appearing to have the upper hand through the first eight rounds. However, Brooks picked his spots in the last two rounds, securing a hard-earned draw.

The bout was scored 95-95, 97-93 (Brooks and 97-93 (Avagyan).

The co-feature saw heavyweight Kingsley Ibeh (13-2-1, 10 KOs), a native of Nigeria now living in Phoenix, dominate Juan Torres (11-7-1, 4 KOs). Ibeh, standing 6’4” and weighing 300 pounds, floored Torres four times en route to a second-round knockout.

In a special heavyweight attraction, Tsotne Rogava (9-0, 7 KOs) from Marina del Rey, California, by way of Ukraine, showcased his boxing skills and power by dominating Jon Bolden (10-14-1, 7 KOs) over eight rounds. Rogava dropped Bolden in the second and fifth rounds, winning a near-shutout decision. The scores were 80-70, 80-70, 79-71.

Junior lightweight prospect Nilo Guerrero (9-0, 7 KOs) from Coachella, California, extended his winning streak to nine with a dominant six-round unanimous decision over veteran Diuhi “Elegante” Olguin (16-38-7, 10 KOs). Guerrero utilized his 6’1” height and reach advantage to outbox Olguin throughout the bout. The scores were 60-54, 59-55, 59-55 in his favor.