Fighting with the urgency of old ladies at a Vegas buffet line, former IBF Jr. Featherweight Champ, Steve Molitor (29-1, 11 KOs) and Heriberto Ruiz (41-8-2, 23 KOs) simulated their way through 12 listless rounds of an IBF Super Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Somehow, the judges were divided on the outcome as one judge scored it 116-112 for Ruiz and the other two had Molitor up by the same score. The BTBC had it scored firmly for Molitor, 118-110.
With the win, Molitor becomes the #2 contender for the IBF 122 lb. title that Celestino Caballero took from him last November and will face the #1 contender for either a shot at the title, or should Caballero vacate like many expect, for the title itself.
Daniel Jacobs (17-0, 15 KOs) continued on his road to stardom by pummelling journeyman, George Walton (20-4, 12 KOs). Early on, the fight became little more than a sparring session for Jacobs who knocked Walton down in second and pretty much had his way throughout the bout.
The one-sided beating was waved off in the 8th by referee, Bobby Ferrara