February 10th – Rau’shee Warren was outmanned and outhustled by Zhanat Zhakiyanov at home in Ohio.
Larry Hazzard Jr.’s poor 115-111 card couldn’t save him from a split decision loss.
August 5th – A night of home cooking was served up for boxing fans in a rare semi-significant India card.
Neeraj Goyat was the beneficiary of incredibly wide scores against Allan Tanada.
Anil Sharma (118-110), Ajay Negi (119-109) and Rohit Shokeen (119-109) all deemed their countryman to have dominated a closely contested fight.
In the main event, Vijender Singh was very lucky to escape with his unbeaten record intact against Zulipikaer Maimaitiali.
Singh held throughout with no warning from ref Danrex Tapdasan, who also failed to count a clear knockdown in the final round for the away boxer.
In LA, Ray Beltran comfortably beat Bryan Vasquez in the eyes of everyone except Steve Morrow, who handed in a 95-95 score.
August 19th – Heavyweight Dillian Whyte battered journeyman Malcolm Tann in three rounds.
Ref Tom Anderson should have saved Tann from further punishment after the first knockdown in round two.
Instead, Tann absorbed many more withering shots and two further knockdowns before it was belatedly called off.
August 26th – Thankfully, Mayweather-McGregor passed with no incident, but it wasn’t a night without some controversy.
On the undercard, Vik Drakulich continues to look like a terrible official, harshly deducting a second point from Thomas Dulorme in his bout with Yordenis Ugas.
This ended up being the difference on the cards between a draw and the Ugas win.
Ref Russell Mora made a mess of the finish of the Gervonta Davis-Francisco Fonseca clash.
Davis dropped Fonseca with a clear rabbit punch in the final sequence, and, while one could make the argument that Fonseca was making a meal of it, it was simply not a legal blow that should have resulted in a ten count.