In a common theme throughout the night, Mike Danny Sanchez and Eric Mondragon made the most of their respective televised debuts.

What neither could manage by fight’s end, was a win.

An entertainment preliminary bout between unbeaten lightweights ended in a four-round majority draws Thursday evening live on ESPN from a crowdless MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mondragon won 39-37 on the scorecard of Steve Weisfeld, but was overruled by even 38-38 cards turned in by Adalaide Byrd and Tim Cheatham.

The pair of California-bred lightweight prospects provided a Round of the Year candidate in an opening frame that saw both boxers hit the deck. Sanchez was on the prowl early, drawing in Mondragon and­—from his southpaw stance—sliding back and connecting with a left hook to send his opponent to the canvas. Mondragon beat the count but didn’t appear to have fully recovered. Sanchez was unable to capitalize, which proved to be the undoing of the 23-year old from Colton, California. Mondragon composed himself in the final minute, connecting with a right hand to send Sanchez to the canvas.

Mondragon dictated the pace in a slower moving round two. Sanchez tried to work his way inside, which was exploited by the Maywood, California native by planting his left foot outside of his opponent’s stance and scoring with his right hand. Sanchez managed to remain upright, but struggled to adjust and found himself trapped on the ropes towards the end of the round.

Both boxers had their say in the final two rounds, which made for a nightmare for the three judges scoring the bout from social distance measures six feet from the ring. Mondragon was the busier of the two while Sanchez was the more effective puncher, connecting on 28% of his punches.

The judges were torn in the end, resulting in a stalemate and leaving both with their undefeated records intact. Sanchez moves to 6-0-1 (2KOs); Mondragon is now 3-0-1 (2KOs).

The bout served in supporting capacity to a featherweight clash between Jessie Magdaleno (27-1, 18KOs) and Yenifel Vicente (36-4-2, 28KOs).

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox