Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photogallery by Emily Harney
An all out war ensued this past Friday in the main event of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights from the MGM Grand Arena at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT as a new world champion was crowned. Former IBF #11 world rated contender, Evgeny Gradovich (16-0, 8 KOs) became the new IBF featherweight champion as he defeated the now former title holder, Billy “The Kid” Dib (35-2-1NC, 21 KOs) in a very close and hard fought twelve round split decision victory. Judges Don Trella and Glenn Feldman both scored the bout 114-112 for Gradovich, while judge Don Ackerman scored the bout 114-112 for Dib. The seven bout fight card was co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions. Click here for the ringside report and action packed photogallery.