Contender: Season One champion Sergio Mora and Contender: Season One finalist Peter Manfredo Jr picked up where they left off in their championship contest back in May, fighting to an exciting eight-round split decision Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Mora was cut over the left eye in round one and outworked significantly in the punch stats, but did enough to win 77-75 on two cards.
Manfredo was ahead 77-75 on the third card. Fightnews scored it 76-76.
In a Contender: Season One rematch, super middleweight Jesse Brinkley took a controversial five round decision over Anthony Bonsante.
Bonsante, who was stopped by Brinkley in their previous “Contender” fight, outworked Brinkley for most this encounter and the scores of 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 for Brinkley brought boos from the large crowd of approximately 15,000.
Fightnews scored it 49-46 for Bonsante, who later came out of the dressing room and did a “victory lap” amongst the fans.