In a farcical ending, Subriel Matias was declared the winner against Fernando David Saucedo in the very first round.
Matias put Saucedo down twice before the Argentinian’s corner decide to jump on the ring apron.
The referee saw this as a clear violation and decided to disqualify Saucedo immediately. Bemused, Matias took the victory and improved to 12-0.
Heavyweight Jonathon Guidry punished Quincy Palmer on the ropes for a devastating first round KO.
Palmer was stunned and defenseless from an initial barrage, but without the referee stepping in, Guidry was allowed to pummel his man three more times.
At the lightweight limit, Jonathan Montrel won a four round decision over Antonio Wattell. Montrel is now 2-0.
In the opener over four rounds at lightweight, Iliyan Kolev made a successful pro debut.
The New Orleans-based Bulgarian saw out a points victory over Antonio Hernandez. Scores were 40-35 and 39-36 x2.
Following up Kolev’s triumph was Jeremy Hill.
The lightweight dropped Brandon Arvie three times during their four-rounder before inevitably getting the decision.
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Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals:
1. October 7th, Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals
Naoya Inoue (Japan) beat Juan Carlos Payano (Dominican Republic) – KO 1:10 of the first round
WBA ‘Regular’ Bantamweight Championship
Kiryl Relikh (Belarus) beat Eduard Troyanovsky (Russia) – UD 115-113 (x3)
WBA Super-Lightweight Championship
2. October 13th, Ekaterinburg Expo, Ekaterinburg, Russia – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals
Zolani Tete (South Africa) beat Mikhail Aloyan (Russia) – UD 114-111, 114-111 & 114-11
WBO Bantamweight World Championship
Andrew Tabiti (USA) beat Ruslan Fayfer (Russia) – UD 116-11, 115-112 & 114-11
3. October 20th, CFE Arena, Orlando, USA – Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals
Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) beat Jason Moloney (Australia) – SD
IBF Bantamweight Championship
Yunier Dorticos (Cuba) beat Mateusz Masternak (Poland) – UD