Ronald Hearns (26-3) ,son of former Boxing great Thomas Hearns, was demolished in the first round by Erislandy Lara (16-1-1) on ShoBox. A left on the button put Hearns down then Lara followed up dropping him twice more to put an end to the fight with Hearns laid out on the canvas (the second of three knockdowns was counted due to Hearns only being held up by the ropes).
Jermain Taylor (30-4-1) also won by unanimous decision on ShoBox against Caleb Truax (18-1-1) surviving a knockdown to do so. Taylor was the busier fighter most of the bout against the slow paced Truax and he had the better connects when they did occasionally engage. Then in round nine, Taylor was laid on his back by a brutal right hand to the jaw by Truax over a lazy left that seemed to be deja vu all over again for JT who has been knocked out three times before all late in fights. However, Taylor got up this time while on shaky legs but managed to survive the round by repeatedly holding on and by the tenth he was able to fight back. Disturbingly, Jermain Taylor who previously suffered a subdural hematoma was overly elated by his victory while not being worried about the knockdown or caring if he gets knocked out. His trainer Pat Burns seemed to be more concerned about the knockdown, but still confident in his fighter. Final scorecards were 98-91, 97-92, and 97-94.