Laurel, MD super middleweight Demond "D Best At It" Nicholson lost a tough eight-round split decision to undefeated Steve "Mr." Rolls of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Friday night in front of a national television audience (Showtime) at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.
Nicholson got off to a good start early in the bout as he caught Rolls with a right hand. However, Rolls countered with a right-left combination that dropped Nicholson to the canvas late in the first round. Nicholson persevered and was able to mount offense, especially in the middle portions of the offense. However, Rolls was able to do just enough to win the contest on the scorecards, receiving two 77-74 scores. Nicholson got the nod on one scorecard 77-75.
Nicholson is now 17-2-1, 16 KO's while Rolls remains undefeated at 16-0, nine KO's.