Devin Haney Wins ShoBox Main Event, Mattice-Hamazaryan 2 Ends In A Draw

The second chapter of the rivalry between Thomas Mattice and Zhora Hamazaryan ended with Hamazaryan once again failing to get more than one judge to score the fight in his favor. 

The co-main event of the September 28 ShoBox: The Next Generation card saw Mattice and Hamazaryan slug it out for eight more rounds. Unlike the first fight where there was a winner, the sequel had no winner as the rematch ended in a split draw. Two judges scored the fight 77-75 with one scorecard going in favor of each fighter while the third judge had it tied 76-76. 

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The first fight from this past July saw Mattice win a split decision that has since then drawn the ire of the boxing community, claiming Hamazaryan was robbed of a win. In that first fight, Hamazaryan knocked down Mattice in the second round.

The main event fight of the September 28 fight had Devin Haney dominate former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos en route to a unanimous decision victory. Haney, who improved his record to 20-0, won the vacant IBF North American lightweight title with scores of 100-90, 100-90 and 97-93 and is likely to be placed higher in the IBF rankings as he is currently ranked No. 15 in the official rankings.

The opening fight of the card saw Cem Kilic hand DeAndre Ware his first loss as a professional boxer when Kilic won a unanimous decision. This was Kilic's second win in as many months as he recently fought in mid-August with a third-round TKO victory over Joe Amouta.

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