Late Friday night, Niagara Falls’ Nick Casal improved to 16-1 with a split decision junior welterweight win over Priest “Tiger” Smalls (18-14-1) at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif.. The judges scored it 77-75 for Smalls and 78-74, 77-75 for Casal.

According to a report, Casal suffered a cut on the nose, but remained aggressive throughout the bout.