Renaldo Gaines found a home for the left hand against Marquis Pierce. Gaines dominated all four rounds of the bout, but Pierce at times tried to fight his way back into the fight. Each time Pierce landed one shot Gaines came back with two or three more harder shots to keep control of the rounds. The judges scored the contest 40-36, and 39-37 twice giving Gaines the unanimous decision win.
Gaines improves to 6-2, (1KO) while Pierce falls to 1-5.