Jamal James pushed his career record to 23-1, earning a majority decision in the main event Friday night on FOX Sports 1 over Abel Ramos.
The bout served as the headline act to the Premier Boxing Champions card from the Armory in Minneapolis.
Along with James besting Ramos, Edner Cherry topped Dennis Galarza, Chris Colbert bested Austin Dulay and Sebastian Fondora stopped Veshawn Owens.
Taking advantage of his size, James was able to delight the Minnesota crowd. A native of Minneapolis, he picked up two 96-94 scorecards, with the third ruling it a draw at 95-95.
“It feels so great to get this win in Minneapolis in front of all of my people here,” James said, “Ramos was a tough opponent who gave me a great challenge, but I was able to keep my composure and give the fans a win.
“I had to dig down tonight but I think it was a good fight for me to grind out,” said James. “I’m going to keep getting better and I hope to have a chance to display my talents at home again. I know if I keep working, I’m going to get a chance to prove myself against the best out there.”
Cherry improved to 37-7-2 with his decision over Galarza, who dropped to 16-3 overall in his career. In the middle rounds, Cherry controlled the action, landing several power punches.
Colbert handed Dulay his first pro loss in 12 bouts, earning a decision in a seven-round lightweight affair. Colbert pushed his record to 8-0 overall.
Fondora claimed his fifth career knockout when he floored Owens, dealing him his first loss in 10 career fights. Also, Joey Spencer, a 17-year-old, topped Ousmane Sylla with a 51-second TKO in a super welterweight contest.