Roy Jones Jr. and Kelly Pavlik were both in attendance to support Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora. Spadafora entered the ring amongst a frenzied crowd with his own custom rap song complete with a montage video full of career highlights.
Spadafora controlled most of the fight with his up jab and straight lefts. Egborime resorted to rough house tactics when he was ineffective at landing flush shots on Spadafora at any range. Both fighters had their moments as the night went on, with Spadafora having many more. Spadafora proved to be a very elusive target using his distance and countering to keep Egberime at bay most of the night.
A clash of heads opened up cuts on both fighters in ninth round. After the fight drew to a close, the two fighters had a heated exchange of words as Spadafora shoulder checked Egberime on his way back to his corner. The judges scored the bout 98-91, 97-94, and 100-90, all in favor of Spadafora. During his in-ring post fight interview Spadafora said, “He was a tough guy. Real crafty, real dirty, and I adjusted and won the fight.”
Spadafora also mentioned that he would like to fight Paul Malignaggi or Danny Garcia in the near future.