James Broad of Atlantic City scored a 10-round majority decision over Donnie Long of Columbus, Ohio, in a matchup of undefeated heavyweights today.
The bout highlighted a four-fight card at the Claridge Hotel-Casino.
Broad, 243 pounds, won the final two rounds on all three scorecards to take the decision over Long, 220 3/4. Judge Charles Spina scored the fight 5-4-1, while referee Larry Hazzard had it 6-3-1. Judge Eva Shain scored the fight even at 5-5.
Broad (10-0) is ranked 10th by the World Boxing Association. Long suffered his first defeat in 13 professional fights.
There were no knockdowns and the only time either fighter was in serious trouble was when Broad suffered a cut over his left eye in the seventh round, but it was repaired between rounds.
In another fight, lightweight Livingstone Bramble of Passaic, N.J., scored a 10-round majority decision over Bubba Busceme of Fort Worth.
Referee Tony Perez had it 6-3-1 for Bramble, judge John Stewart scored it 6-4 for Bramble and judge Paul Cavalier called it a draw, 5-5.
Bramble, who weighed 135 3/4, floored Busceme, 134 3/4, midway through the second round for the only knockdown of the contest.
Bramble, ranked No. 4 by the World Boxing Association, increased his record to 13-1-1 with eight knockouts; Busceme dropped to 30-5 with 23 knockouts.
Also, Billy Collins of Nashville, 154, stopped Ricky Whitt, 151, at 2:48 of the fourth round.
In a 10-round lightweight matchup, Robin Blake, 135, of Levelland, Tex., took a split decision over Primo Ramos, 134, of Chicago.