Boyd Melson and Jason Thompson fight to draw in first Brooklyn bout in 80 years

The curtain was raised on Brooklyn's first boxing event in 80 years at approximately 5:11 p.m. EST when hometown fighters Boyd Melson and Jason Thompson squared off to open a nine-bout card on Saturday at the Barclays Center. The two fought to a six-round draw with all three judges scoring the fight 56-56.

The curtain was raised on Brooklyn's first boxing event in 80 years at approximately 5:11 p.m. EST when hometown fighters Boyd Melson and Jason Thompson squared off to open a nine-bout card on Saturday at the Barclays Center. The two fought to a six-round draw with all three judges scoring the fight 56-56.

Thompson scored the first knockdown of the bout in Round 1, but Melson came back with one of his own in the third.

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