Dome at the Ballpark, Rosemont, Illinois - Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (21-1-1, 14 KOs), who was down in the eight round, barely defeated Aaron Pryor Jr. (19-11-2, 11 KOs) with a ten round split decision. Photo by Tom Barnes.

The scores were 96-93, 95-94 for Jimenez, and the third judge had it 96-93 for Pryor.

The victory gave Jimenez the vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight world title.

The fight was a rematch of their bout from last June at the Horseshoe Casino in Indiana. That fight, for the same WBC regional title, went to a ten round majority draw and many observers felt Pryor had done enough to win that bout. The scores were 96-94 Pryor and two cards of 95-95 for the draw.

Also on the card, the always dangerous Derrick ‘Superman’ Findley (27-21-1, 18 KOs) viciously knocked out one-time top contender Donovan George in the fifth round of a light heavyweight bout.

Findley has now won three fights in a row after losing a ten round decision to super middleweight contender Lolenga Mock last September in Denmark.

George (25-8-2, 22 KOs), 32 years old, has now lost his fourth bout in a row and should really consider retirement from the sport. He's gone without an official win since 2014.

Last November, he was destroyed in one round by Top Rank prospect Trevor McCumby. After that fight, George actually announced his retirement from the sport. But like most boxers do, he soon changed his mind and began planning for a comeback. But his latest defeat may be the final end of the road.

Featured on the undercard, Chicago’s TOMMY “WHITE LIGHTNING” HUGHES improved to 3-0 with two knockouts stopping pro debut GARY TADLOCK GARZA of Mishauwaka, Indiana in the first round (2:50) following a flurry of power shots.

In a battle of heavyweights, Arkansas native JAMAL WOODS, (12-36-6, 10 KO’s), stopped Chicago’s LORENZO HOOD, (4-1-0, 2 KO’s), with a body shot at the 1:49 mark of the of the second stanza. Hood had also been dropped earlier in the opening round. 

In a women’s four round junior middleweight battle, McHenry, Illinois SARAH CURRAN, (1-1), won her first professional bout with a four round unanimous decision over Chicago’s AMANDA GINSKI who was making her pro debut. Scores were 40-36 twice and 39-37.

In an excellent kick off to the evening’s fights, Chicago’s ANTHONY ABBRUZZESE, (5-6, 4 KO’s), pulled off an upset, stopping the previously undefeated NICK RAMIREZ, (10-1-1, 2 KO’s), in the fourth round (2:59) of their scheduled six round super middleweight clash.