IBF#15 middleweight contender Billy Lyell (21-7 4kos) successfully defended his NABC Inter-Continental Middleweight Title via an eight round unanimous decision over durable veteran Chris Gray (12-11 1ko). Displaying a workmanlike performance, Lyell landed several more punches enroute to winning unamimously by scores of 79-73, 78-74 and 77-75. In a shocker, junior middle Durrell Richardson (12-3) displayed excellent punching power as he demolished former U.S. Olympian Dante Craig (18-9-1) in round one..
Also, welterweight prospect Jake Giurecio (5-0) passed his toughest test to date by cruising to a six round unanimous decision over James Hope (4-2). In addition, local light heavy Randy Campbell (2-0) stopped an overmatched Travis Richards (1-6) in the second of the scheduled four rounder. Presented by Bowers' Productions, the card took place before a large crowd at The Eastwood Expo Center in Niles, Ohio.