Although DaVarryl Williamson and Oliver McCall both left the ring looking like they went to war, their ten round heavyweight bout saw no knockdowns and very few combinations thrown. However, both men ended the contest with swelling around the eyes, especially Williamson, who fought with a large mouse under his left eye for the last three or found rounds. Williamson was awarded the decision by scores of 96-94 (twice) and 97-94. Although he appeared to have some swelling over his right eye as early as the second round, Williamson was able to land his jab effectively through out the bout. McCall punched with more authority than Williamson, but the former WBC titlist simply didn't throw enough punches to win many of the early rounds. By the seventh round, Williamson's left eye was nearly closed, but it didn't seem to affect him. "His strategy seemed to be to walk me down," said Williamson, 21-3, "but I was sticking and moving all the way. In the end, I think I scored the more telling blows."
Junior middleweight Yuri Foreman knocked Shakir Ashanti once in each round on his way to a second-round technical knockout victory. Foreman improves to 16-0 while Ashanti falls to 15-9… Aaron Mitchell, a talented but inactive Philadelphia fighter, moved up to super middleweight and stopped journeyman Carlton Holland in the fifth round. Mitchell is now 22-1-1, while Holland drops to 16-11-1… Oleksander Garaschenko, fighting at 174 pounds but billed as the Ukrainian cruiserweight champion, defeated durable Ron Boddie, 14-26-4, by unanimous six-round decision. All three official scores were 59-55 in favor of Garaschenko, now 13-8… Marcus Johnson, a former amateur standout, raised his pro record to 2-0, with a third-round stoppage of Mateen Haleem. With good movement, power and the ability to cut off the ring effectively, Johnson is clearly a light heavyweight with a bright future. Johnson repeatedly trapped Haleem in a corner and landed quick, hard punches. Finally, a left hook to the body floored Haleem with about a minute left in the third. Although he got up and continued fighting, Haleem, 1-1, practically turned his back and ran away from Johnson's attack in an attempt to protect his ribs... Thomas McCuiston II won a battle of first-timers against Samuel Rohena. McCuiston won the bantamweight bout by scores of 40-36 (twice) and 39-36.