The ShoBox main event featured a stunning win by light middleweight Willie Nelson (18-1-1) over defected Cuban Yudel Jhonson (12-1) in a 10 round unanimous decision. Jhonson won a Silver medal for Cuba at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and according to Steve Farhood on ShoBox, he also fought stand out light middleweight Erislandy Lara six times in the amateurs. Willie Nelson is trained by former trainer of Kelly Pavlik, Jack Loew, and it showed in his one-two style.
Jhonson was rocked by a right hand from Nelson in round two resulting in a knockdown from a delayed reaction. A couple sessions later and it looked like the fight was going to be over near the end of the fourth when the southpaw Jhonson landed a left handed Suzy Q flooring Nelson in jaw dropping fashion, but just as jaw dropping, Nelson hopped back up to easily beat the count. Nelson ended up surviving and went on to control the rest of the fight while beating Jhonson in almost every way. Jhonson showed little heart and was not very active in the rest of the fight. There were a couple times early on that it looked as though he was going to get a quick knock out (in the second before he was dropped and in the fourth), but when Nelson would not go away, it broke the will of the Cuban. Final Scorecards were 95-94 and 97-92 twice. It was a great win for Nelson that will help move him forward, but Jhonson takes a big step back.
On the undercard, Swedish boxer Badou Jack (11-0) defeated Columbian Alexander Brand (17-1) by split decision of the eight round super middleweight contest. It was somewhat entertaining, but both boxers still look unpolished especially Brand which was often squared up with his hands held low. Jack looked more crisp, but with a limited arsenal. Brand's body protector even fell completely off in round eight and time had to be called so that it could be put back on in the corner. Steve Farhood scored it a draw and it was difficult to score with the awkward style of Brand. The Columbian was busier, but lost on two scorecards 77-75 while winning one score card 77-75.