Austin Trout gave his all for ten rounds but was ultimately saved from further punishment as his left eye closed in the later stages of a bout with Jarrett Hurd.
‘No Doubt’ started the better against the IBF super-welterweight title holder but gassed badly in the second half of the contest as Hurd took the fight away from him.
The better conditioning, coupled with age proved to be the difference between the two warriors, who entertained the crowd for ten brutal rounds.
Eventually, a ringside physician took the decision to end it from Trout and his corner to hand Hurd a successful maiden defense of his 154 crown.
At the end, both boxers displayed the scars of trench warfare from an encounter that wouldn’t be out of place going down in history as a pair.
Also on the bill, former world featherweight champion Cindy Serrano won an eight-round decision over Edina Kiss at the higher super-featherweight limit, whilst Chordale Booker made it to 8-0 in similar style against Malcolm McAllister.
Young welterweight Richardson Hitchins took every round of four against Jordan Morales and can now boast a record of 3-0, whilst undefeated heavyweight George Ariaspicked himself up off the floor to halt the much heavier Mario Heredia in the fifth.
Prior to the main trio of contests, new middleweight contender Tony Harrison fought his way to a unanimous ten-round decision over Paul Valenzuela Jr.