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Here's the main televised card (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET):
Erislandy Lara defeated Yuri Foreman via KO, round 4, 1:47 to retain his WBA and IBO Light Middleweight championships
Juan Carlos Payano defeated Isao Gonzalo Carranza via TKO, round 7, 1:16
Anthony Dirrell defeated Norbert Nemesapati via TKO, round 6, 2:59
Below is the non-televised fight card:
Miguel Cruz defeated Alex Martin via split decision
Edgardo Rivera defeated Dennis Galarza
Robert Daniels Jr. defeated Antonio Alicea via KO, round 1
Anthony Dirrell vs. Norbert Nemesapati: Super Middleweight bout
Round 1: nemesapati begins with leading on the left jab. Dirrell then responds with a wild right hook and then connects on an uppercut. Both men exchange shots. Dirrell connects on the 1-2 combo. Both men clinch and Nemesapati connects on a left hook to Dirrell's jaw. Nemesapati hits Dirrell with a three-punch combo and connects on a left jab. Dirrell responds with a big combo finishing with the left hook.
Fightful scores round 1 for Dirrell 10-9
Round 2: Direll starts off connecting a string of punches and Nemesapati takes the punches and goes to the ropes. Both men clinch once more. Nemesapati is hitting on body shots to Dirrell and hits a left jab to Dirrell's jaw. the two boxers trade shots again and Dirrell gets the better of the exchange with a left hook. Dirrell connects on two uppercuts and several combos. He forces Nemesapati to the ropes again and is absorbing several power punches to end the round.
Fightful scores round 2 for Dirrell 10-9
Round 3: Dirrell swings and misses with the right hook. Dirrell blocks two straight jabs from Nemesapati and now both men clinch once more. Dirrell moves Nemesapati to the corner but Nemesapati is not fazed by Dirrell's pressure. Nemesapati gets his turn pressuring his opponent to the corner and lands an uppercut. Dirrell then starts throwing punch that are making their way down below. Dirrell now has a bloody nose. Dirrell is now unloading on several body shots and hurts Nemesapati to end the round.
Fightful scores round 3 for Dirrell 10-9
Round 4: Not much activity in the first 30 seconds of the fight. Nemesapati lands a short left jab and is pacing himself around the ring. Dirrell lands a lab of his own. Dirrell is now landing several hard shots and Nemesapati is on the ropes. Dirrell is still landing short punches and is constantly on the verge of doing real damage.
Fightful scores round 4 for Dirrell 10-9
Round 5: Both men start clinching and then Dirrell gets a couple of good body shots in. The two men trade punches and Nemesapati is utilizing the short uppercut as offense. Four-punch combo from Dirrell connects. Dirrell taunts Nemesapati and then dishes out two straight punches. Dirrell continues with the body shots and hits an uppercut to Nemesapati's jaw.
Fightful scores round 5 for Dirrell 10-9
Round 6: Dirrell starts off with a jab. Nemesapati connects on a left jab and then hits a left hook. Two straight jabs from Dirrell follow. Nemesapati stands along the ropes as he keeps getting dealt with shot after shot. The commentators are saying the referee could stop the fight. The two men exchange punches, keeping Nemesapati's chances at the referee allowing the fight to continue pretty well. Dirrell is now trying to go for hard hooks and doesn't solidly connect on them.
Fightful scores round 6 for Dirrell 10-9
Round 7: Nemesapati's corner stops the fight and the referee agrees to stop the fight.
Official Result: Anthony Dirrell defeated Norbert Nemesapati via referee stoppage, TKO, round 6, 2:59
Juan Carlos Payano vs. Isao Gonzalo Carranza: Bantamweight bout
Round 1: Payano explodes for 5 straight hard body shots. Payano is throwing combo after combo and Carranza is waiting for an opening. Both men clinch and Payano goes for the body again. Payano lands another big combination finishing with an uppercut. Carranza throws a hook but misses and the men exchange jabs and uppercuts.
Fightful scores round 1 for Payano 10-9
Round 2: Payano is landing on those close hooks and Carranza is missing a lot on his punches, despite having a 4.5 inch reach advantage. Payano is landing several body shots and then hits a 1-2 to Carranza's face. Another strong round from Payano. His punches are being thrown at a close angle and they're connecting hard and fast.
Fightful scores round 2 for Payano 10-9
Round 3: Payano begins by throwing a couple of hooks and jabs. Carranza tries to fight back, but every punch he throws is met with a flurry of close punches by Payano. Payano closes in on Carranza and then unloads a few big uppercuts. Carranza clinches, but Payano pushes him off. Carranza slips, but its not ruled a knock down.
Fightful scores round 3 for Payano 10-9
Round 4: Payano is throwing several body shots while Carranza is moving around the ring to get some distance away from Payano. Payano lands a left jab. Payano misses a couple of hooks and Carranza lands a body shot, but not much else. Carranza tries to fight and close in now, but Payano is moving away from danger. Payano then lands a three-punch combo to Carranza's jaw. Carranza's stuns Payano momentarilly and is put on the ropes as the round ends.
Fightful scores round 4 for Payano 10-9
Round 5: Payano hurts Carranza with a solid left jab and Carranza tries to fight back. Payano hits a three-punch combo and then another one. Payano is trying to push Carranza an the referee warns him to not do that anymore. Payano is pounding Carranza with a several straight lefts. Carranza hits a couple of hooks to Payano's jaw but then misses big on a few punches to end the round.
Fightful scores round 5 for Payano 10-9
Round 6: Carranza is showing some life against Payano, throwing, but not connecting on several punches to start the round. Payano continues his great offense by hitting Carranza with short quick flurries. Payano hits on a few big hooks. Carranza now moves to the center of the ring, something he has not done much in this fight. Carranza eats an uppercut and right hook from Payano.
Fightful scores round 6 for Payano 10-9
Round 7: Payano hits on two straight punches to Carranza's jaw. Payano is now using his right hand to measure up Carranza. The referee stops the fight on the basis of Payano dishing out too many punches. Payano is your winner.
Official Result: Juan Carlos Payano defeated Isao Gonzalo Carranza via TKO, round 7, 1:16
Erislandy Lara (c) vs. Yuri Foreman: WBA and IBO Light Middleweight Title Bout
Round 1: Lara and Foreman don't do much at the start, trying to find their footing. Lara throws a jab and misses. Foreman then goes on the offensive for a bit. Both fighters barely connect on a single solid punch. Lara connects on left jab.
Fightful scores round 1 for Lara 10-9
Round 2: Foreman goes for an uppercut and misses. Foreman goes for a jab and connects and Lara does the same. Foreman lunges in with the right. Lara connects on a left and Foreman is just throwing punches, but not connecting. Foreman goes for a left hook and misses.
Fightful scores round 2 for Foreman 10-9
Round 3: Lara is measuring with his right hand. Foreman moves forward with a body shot. Both men briefly exchange punches. and they clinch. Crowd is starting to boo at the inactivity. Foreman connects with a left hook and then pressures Lara to the corner. Foreman looks like he slipped, but the referee called it a knock down. Slipped on his knee similar to the Miguel Cotto fight from a few years ago, but Foreman looks fine.
Fightful scores round 2 for Lara 10-8
Round 4: Foreman is leading with several punches, but doesn't connect. Lara i now starting to hit some power punches and has momentum on his side. Foreman throws a three-punch combo. Lara knocks out Foreman with a beautiful left uppercut. Foreman tried to get up, but his feet couldn't stay stable.
Official Result: Erislandy Lara defeated Yuri Foreman via KO, round 4, 1:47, to retain his WBA and IBO Light Middleweight championships