Brian Norman Jr. W10 Quinton Randall... On the Top Rank undercard in Las Vegas on Thursday, welterweight Brian Norman Jr. (24-0, 19 KOs) captured a ten-round unanimous decision win over the previously unbeaten Quinton Randall (13-1-1, 3 KOs). The two engaged in many clinches throughout the fight, which stifled the exchanges. Nevertheless, Norman was aggressive enough to prevail by scores of 99-91 (twice) and 97-93.
Floyd Diaz W8 Max Ornelas... In a battle between two of Las Vegas' best young bantamweights, Floyd "Cash Flow" Diaz (10-0, 3 KOs) notched an eight-round split decision over Max Ornelas (15-2-1, 5 KOs). Diaz, despite a considerable height disadvantage, dropped Ornelas with left hands in the second and third rounds. Ornelas rallied in the later rounds, but it was not enough. Diaz prevailed by scores of 77-73 and 78-72 Diaz, overruling a tally of 76-74 for Ornelas.
Troy Isley W8 Vladimir Hernandez... Tokyo Olympian Troy Isley (11-0, 4 KOs) overcame the toughest test of his career by out-slugging Mexican middleweight Vladimir Hernandez (14-6, 6 KOs) to win via [an unpopular] unanimous decision. Isley entered the fight determined to press the action, but Hernandez pinned him against the ropes on several occasions, punching around his guard. Isley, however, dug deep, and prevailed in most of the exchanges, edging Hernandez by two rounds on the judges’ scorecards.All three official scorecards read 77-75 [for the house fighter].
Rising lightweight Emiliano Fernando Vargas (8-0, 7 KOs) shined with a second-round stoppage victory against Brandon Mendoza (6-3, 6 KOs). Vargas hunted Mendoza from the opening second, sending him to the canvas with a combination in the first round before landing a chopping right hand to end the contest in round two. Time of stoppage was :57.
In the heavyweight division, Australian southpaw Jackson "White Chocolate" Murray (6-0, 4 KOs) remained unbeaten with a six-round unanimous decision win against Steven Torres (6-1-1, 6 KOs). Murray dropped Torres with a right hook in the third round and controlled the contest with straight left hands. All scores were 60-53 across the board.
Teenage lightweight Abdullah Mason (11-0, 9 KOs) scored a second-round knockout victory over Jose Cardenas (7-2, 5 KOs). Mason dropped Cardenas with a left hand in the first and finished him another left in the third. Time of the stoppage was 1:55.
In the junior welterweight division, Hugo Micallef (9-0, 2 KOs) made a successful U.S. debut by outboxing Sergio Odabai (6-2-1, 3 KOs) en route to a stoppage win. "The Fresh Prince of Monaco" landed at will in every round, forcing referee Raul Caiz Jr. to finally halt the fight after the fourth stanza.
Super middleweight Giovanni Sarchioto (9-0, 8 KOs) opened the night with a third-round TKO win over Lucas de Abreu (14-5, 11 KOs). The time of the stoppage was 2:06.