By Ryan Burton
Sam's Town Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, NV - In the main event, Eddie Ramirez (17-0) stayed undefeated with a hard fought split decision victory over Erick Bone (16-5). The final scores were 97-93 twice and 93-97.
Ramirez, who is from Chicago, passed a tough test against the gritty Bone in their welterweight bout. Ramirez was the stronger fighter and better boxer but Bone had his moments as well.
Ramirez lit Bone up with a big combination that stunned Bone towards the end of the seventh by the game Ecuadorian came back with his own one-two combination. The back and forth action continued throughout the fight with Ramirez landing the harder shots.
In a battle of unbeaten fighters, Mayweather Promotions Xavier Martinez (8-0) dominated Prince Smalls (11-1-1) over eight rounds and captured the vacant GBO featherweight title. Martinez started out fast, buckling Smalls knees in the first round. The taller Smalls had trouble keeping the distance as Martinez repeatedly worked his way inside. By the end of the fight Smalls' face was a bloody mess. The final scores were 80-71 on all three scorecards.
Brooklyn's Dennis Galaraza (16-2) won a hard fought unanimous decision over the pesky Omar Tienda (18-5) in their super lightweight contest in the televised opener. It was a rough and tumble affair with both men pushing each other to the canvas on multiple occasions. Galarza hit Tienda after the bell to end the eighth round and Tienda was deducted a point in the ninth for a take down. The final scores were 98-91, 99-90 and 100-89.
Mayweather Promotions contender Lanell "KO" Bellows (16-3) was upset by Mike Snider (13-4-3) in the third round of their super middleweight clash. Bellows controlled most of the action before getting caught and dropped by a big left hook. The time of the stoppage was 2:30.
Super lightweight prospect Josue Vargas improved to 8-1 with a shutout victory over Andrew Rodgers (4-3-1). Rodgers tried to make it a rough fight but he was outclassed from the opening bell. The final tallies read 60-54 on all three cards.
Later tonight Eddie Ramirez (16-0) will risk his undefeated record against Eric Bone (16-4) in the FS1 Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays main event.
Leading off the non-televised portion of the card, lightweight prospect Andres Cortes improved to 5-0 with a 4th round TKO of Jesus Arévalo (2-1).
Brian Gallegos (6-0) kept his perfect record intact with a unanimous decision victory over Carlos Trevino (6-7-1) in their four round featherweight bout.
Local welterweight Cameron Krael (11-12-2) stopped Genaro Mendez (11-4-1) in the fourth round of their fight that was scheduled for 8 rounds.