Randallstown, MD welterweight Cecil McCalla has lost a 10-round split decision to Chris "The Heat" Van Heerden of Santa Monica, CA tonight on the Roc Nation card at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
According to Arvin Nundloll of Fightnews.com, Van Heerden boxed in the center of the ring and was able to avoid McCalla's more powerful punches. McCalla was trying to work the body but had a tough time doing so.
However, one judge saw a completely different contest than Nundloll because he scored the bout demonstratively for McCalla, 99-91. The other two judges saw the bout for Van Heerden, 97-93 and 96-94.
This is the first pro loss for McCalla and his record is now 20-1, seven KO's. Van Heerden is now 22-1-1, 11 KO's and wins the vacant WBC International Welterweight title.