Shurretta Metcalf will head home with a title shot in her future.

The 39-year-old single mother and renaissance woman came up big on the road in a ten-round, unanimous decision victory over former two-time WBO junior bantamweight titlist Miyo Yoshida. Scores were 96-94, 98-92 and 99-91 for Dallas’ Metcalf in their IBF-sanctioned bantamweight contest on a DiBella Entertainment-promoted DAZN show Tuesday evening at Edison Ballroom in New York City.

A four-inch height and reach advantage was put to good use by Metcalf, who boxed smartly early and late. Yoshida did her best to force an inside fight but didn’t find real success until round three when she was able to land right hands upstairs.

Metcalf resumed control in round five and—save for an entertaining two-way exchange late in round six—was able to set the tone for the balance of the contest. Yoshida (16-4, 0KOs)—a 35-year-old Japanese transplant who relocated to New York City—looked to shoeshine her way to winning some rounds, but it didn’t take as she suffered her third loss in her past five fights.

The win was the third straight for Metcalf (13-4-1, 2KOs), who outlasted unbeaten Melissa Odessa Parker in her previous outing on July 29 in Frisco, a Dallas suburb. She will now aim to target the winner of the Ebanie Bridges-Avril Mathie IBF bantamweight title fight on December 16 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Roney Hines preserved his unbeaten record but had to go more than a year between wins.

The 28-year-old southpaw from Cleveland boxed his way to a unanimous decision victory over Jonathan Gruber in their six-round heavyweight contest. Scores were 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55 for Hines in their DAZN-aired preliminary bout.

Action was one-way and sparing, as the 6’6” Hines was comfortable to use his massive height and reach advantage to keep the portly Gruber at bay. Hines picked up the pace in round three as he landed lead left hands on Gruber, who switched between southpaw and orthodox as a last ditch effort to disrupt his opponent’s rhythm.

Gruber (5-2, 2KOs)—a 34-year-old from Fall River, Massachusetts—had his moments in a slow-paced round four, the only round he won on any of the three scorecards. Hines (13-0-1, 6KOs) resumed control in the final two rounds to earn his first victory since last September. Wedged in between was a disappointing eight-round draw versus Helaman Olguin last December 10 in Houston.

Also on the show, rising featherweight prospect Mikiah Kreps (7-0, 3KOs) won an eight-round decision over Mexico City’s Isis Vargas (9-6, 3KOs). Scores were 80-72, 78-74 and 78-74 for the unbeaten Niagara Falls native in a bout that was not aired due to a near hour-long delay for the DAZN stream to go live.

Kreps is co-managed by former WBO junior lightweight titlist Jamel Herring (23-4, 11KOs), who returns from a brief retirement as he faces unbeaten Nicholas Molina (13-0, 5KOs) in a scheduled eight-round contest to headline the show. The placement of Herring—a decorated U.S. Marine, Iraqi war veteran and 2012 U.S. Olympian—is in tribute to the show’s Heroes on the Hudson them honoring military charities preceding Veteran’s Day this weekend.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for X (formerly Twitter): @JakeNDaBox