Ken Egan beat Dorian Anthony of the USA as the Miami Gallos came from behind to beat the Los Angeles Matadors 3-2 in the Americas group in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) on Tuesday.
Miami and LA met at the American Airlines Arena in Miami in their opening group match.
The win lifts Miami to joint top of the Americas table in the four-team group, level with the Mexico City Guerreros, also on three points. The Guerreros beat Memphis Force 5-0 last weekend.
The Matadors raced into a 2-0 lead through wins for Fernando Martinez and Eric Fowler over Meza Ochoa and Adrian Martinez Medina.
However, three straight victories for William Williams, Egan and Trent Rawlins sealed a 3-2 victory for the hosts.
Egan, who has signed to a three-year deal with Miami, earned an impressive unanimous points decision over 2008 USA Golden Gloves champion Anthony. Egan nearly KO’d the California native in the fifth and final round of their 85kg duel.
Miami will meet Memphis Force away on Friday night, but Egan won't be in the side because of the statutory 13-day rest period.
However, Egan will be available for selection for the visit of Mexico City Guerreros on 9 December.
WSB – Miami Gallos v Los Angeles Matadors:
Bantamweight (50-54kg): Meza Ochoa lost to Fernando Martinez(points)
Lightweight (57-61kg): Adrian Martinez Medina lost to Eric Fowler (TKO)
Middleweight (68-73kg): William Williams beat Charles Watson (points)
Light-heavyweight (80-85kg): Ken Egan beat Dorian Anthony (points)
Heavyweight (+91kg): Trent Rawlins beat David Imoesiri (points)