3rd June 2012 , 02:00 BST
Antonio Tarver and Lateef Kayode fought out an entertaining split decision draw that left neither boxer satisfied and their grudge very much alive.
It was a cagey opening as defending champion Tarver was committed to slowing the fight down against an opponent 14 years his junior.
There was little to separate the two men for the duration of the fight, and so we reached a slightly underwhelming conclusion as the scorecards came in 114 - 114, 115 - 113 to Tarver and 115 - 113 to Kayode.
"Magic Man" Antonio Tarver returns to the ring at the age of 43, and after a year-long absence, to take on 29-year-old Nigerian Lateef "Power" Kayode.
The war of words started last September when the American Tarver was commentating on Kayode's underwhelming win against Felix Cora Junior. The Former WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO World Heavyweight Champion criticised Kayode, leading the Nigerian to say he was going to "prove [Tarver] wrong".
At a pre-fight press conference in last week, the war of words between the two men continued.
Kayode: "If this fight were in the streets, I know I would win. I come from far away and have struggled all my life," he said.
"My prediction is that I think I'm going to knock him out in the fifth round or the sixth round… He's going to get hurt so bad, so bad. I'm coming for him."
Tarver: "He showed his inexperience and his youth by getting all emotional and out of whack approaching me and confronting me," he replied.
"Right there that tells me that his emotions got the best of him and now he's bit off more than he can chew. So now instead of trying to tell him what I thought he should do to improve, now I've got to show him.
"This is going to be an experience of a lifetime for Lateef and he's going to remember this fight for his lifetime."
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Peter Quillin showed his mettle as he grubbed out a win over veteran "Winky" Wright, who later announced his retirement from boxing after a third consecutive defeat.
The unbeaten Quillin, 28 years old and now 27 - 0, was quicker and stronger than his opponent, 40, and his greater skillset showed in the fifth when he put Wright onto the canvas.
Wright recovered well, but never looked like getting the stoppage he clearly needed to win the bout.
And the unanimous decision was called in after 10 rounds, Quillin with a comprehensive 98 -91, 98 -91, 97 - 92 margin of victory.
Ronald "Winky" Wright, 40, returns to the ring after over two years away, and has promised to "knock Peter Qullin's head off"!
Quillin, 26 - 0, will fancy his chances against the veteran from Washington DC, who has only fought twice in the last five years and lost on both occasions.
Austin Trout successfully defends his WBA World Light-Middleweight strap, boxing clever to take a wide-margin unanimous decision win.
The scorecards showed Trout's domination, recording him as the 117 - 111, 118 - 110, 120 - 108 winner of the contest.
Undefeated Austin Trout is on home soil as he defends his WBA World Light-Middleweight strap against 26 - 5 - 3 Dominican Delvin Rodriguez.