Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem, Pa - In a battle of ShoBox returnees looking to advance to contender status in the super welterweight division, Paul Kroll (10-0-2, 6 KOs) and Guido Schramm (16-1-2, 9 KOs) fought to a spirited majority draw that saw plenty of two-way action. Judge John McKaie’s ruling of 77-75 in favor for Kroll was overruled by two scorecards that read 76-76.

Both fighters felt they had done enough to earn the judges’ decision.

“I feel like I won the fight,” said Philadelphia’s Kroll, who also fought to a draw on ShoBox in 2022. “It was a good, competitive fight but I landed the cleaner shots.”

“I felt I won the fight by at least a point,” said Argentina’s Schramm, who earned a decision victory in his SHOBOX debut just four months ago. “He fought a little dirty and the ref didn’t call it. Not to take away that he is skilled, but I feel won that fight. He got home field advantage. Kroll is a good fighter, but he didn’t really hurt me.”

Schramm was the aggressor from the opening bell, with Kroll effectively landing punches on the counter. The punch stats reflected the even, difficult-to-score nature of the fight. Schramm out-landed Kroll 169 to 166 in total punches, including a 61 to 41 connect advantage in the final two rounds. Kroll landed 138 of 312 power shots (44%) compared to 154 of 396 (39%) for Schramm.

Both Kroll and Schramm showed a willingness to sign up for a rematch.

“I will run it back if he wants to,” said Kroll. “He landed cleaner punches in maybe two or three rounds, but the other five or six, I clearly won. The judges saw what they saw and I make no excuses, but I won that fight.”

“I would like the rematch, but at 10 rounds and not in Pennsylvania,” said Schramm. “I’ll fight him anywhere else but not here in his home. I fought him in his house and I got a draw, anywhere else I would have won.”