Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada–22-year-old Jessie Vargas (18-0, 9 KOs) kept his undefeated record in tact, scoring a one-sided unanimous decision over journeyman, Lanardo Tyner (25-7-2, 15 KOs) by three scores of 99-91 at the top of the ShoBox card on Showtime.
The ten-round contest played out exactly as most would imagine with Vargas piling up points round after round against the tough, but ultimately over-matched 36-year-old Tyner.
The only drama served up in this bout was a back and forth exchange of low blows that went on over several rounds and almost resulted in a point deduction for both fighters.
The Boxing Tribune also scored the bout 99-91 for Vargas.
In the co-feature, Deandre Latimore (23-3, 17 KOs) came away from his ten-round middleweight bout with Colombia’s Milton Nuñez (23-4-1, 21 KOs) victorious via majority decision by scores of 96-92, 95-94, 94-94.
After cruising through eight relatively one-sided rounds, the southpaw, Latimore was buzzed by an overhand right from the heavy-handed Nuñez. A few punches later Latimore would go down following referee Joe Cortez’s decision to break the fighters.
In the tenth, with Latimore in full retreat mode, a headbutt from a hard-charging Nuñez would send Latimore to the canvas again where Cortez would score it a knockdown and cost the Las Vegas resident another point.
The Boxing Tribune scored the bout 95-93 for Latimore.