Promoter Russell Peltz on Avery Sparrow's loss to Abraham Nova last week (Peltz promotes Sparrow:) "There are no moral victories in boxing and I don't always buy into the cliche that 'sometimes you can learn more by losing' but I feel like a proud Pop Pop the way Philly lightweight Avery Sparrow performed last night in Las Vegas. He came off a 15-month layoff and a bogus but tiresome criminal case and he proved he can go with anyone his size despite losing a ten-round decision to unbeaten Abraham Nova in a Top Rank fight televised by ESPN. I won't get into the scorecards because I've been on both sides of that situation, but 99-91 for Nova? Really? I had Nova ahead, 96-95, or 5-4-1 in rounds. If you don't score even rounds, then I would have had it even since I was trying to be objective, watching it on television. I wonder how the crowd would have greeted the scores had people been allowed to watch in person. Sparrow finally received the television exposure he needed and he telephoned me from the dressing room and sounded good, saying 'we're back in business.' We got the call on June 4th, exactly 21 days before the fight, to fill in for Toka Kahn Clary and there never was any hesitation despite Sparrow not having done any real training at that point. We got the contract on June 6th. From his purse, Sparrow was able to settle his debt with Golden Boy from the last-minute cancellation of his September fight with Ryan Garcia and now he is in position to move on with his career inside the ring and his life outside the ring once that legal case is over, hopefully sometime in the fall."