Corey Marksman and Benigno 'Tony' Aguilar lived up the hype surrounding their regional rivalry.

The judges could not determine a winner in their entertaining six-round slugfest between Florida-bred lightweight prospects. Marksman won 58-56 on the scorecard of Efrain Lebron, while Aguilar was provided the same margin of victory by judge Eric Larsen. Judge Fred Fluty (57-57) awarded three rounds apiece to each boxer to produce the stalemate in their DAZN-aired bout Friday evening from Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The crowd was all the way into the fight between Florida-bred prospects. which served as part of the CELSIUS®-sponsored Most Valuable Prospects V quadrupleheader. Marksman is the local product but Aguilar was the favorite among those in attendance.

Both boxers gave plenty of cause for applause as they let their hands go throughout the contest. Marksman was true to his surname, as he was the sharper puncher, particularly with his right hand. Aguilar showed a granite chin as he walked through Marksman’s best punches and kept coming with his left hooks and power shots.

With the fight seemingly in the balance, Marksman (8-0-1, 6KOs) pushed forward in the sixth and final round. Aguilar (11-0-1, 4KOs)—a Christy Martin-promoted prospect from Crescent City, Florida—was forced to clinch as he fended off fatigue and his onrushing foe. Both boxers traded along the ropes inside the final minute but were unable to create any separation—literally and on the scorecards.

Both fighters were receptive to a rematch, which Most Valuable Promotions' Mike Leanardi pitched as a potential eight-rounder on the April 26 MVProspects VI show in Orlando.

Maricela Cornejo won her second straight bout at welterweight with an eight-round, unanimous decision over Kandi Wyatt. Scores 78-74, 78-74 and 79-73 were for Cornejo in their DAZN opener.

The bout came just eight months after Los Angeles’ Cornejo (18-6, 7KOs) challenge for Claressa Shields’ undisputed middleweight championship. Having campaigned as high as super middleweight, the decision was made to drop down to welterweight, where she looked fluid against a fellow former multi-time title challenger.

Calgary’s Wyatt (11-6, 3KOs) fell behind early, typical of her fighting style as she is traditionally a slow starter. The veteran welterweight contender came alive in the middle rounds, as she closed the gap and regularly landed with her right hand as well as to the body.

Cornejo regained control of the fight in the sixth round and never looked back. Wyatt remained game but was beaten to the punch by Cornejo, who found a home for her right uppercut and was the more effective puncher en route to her first win on U.S. soil since September 2021.

Wyatt has now lost five of her last six starts, including failed title bids versus Kali Reis, Jessica McCaskill and Natasha Jonas.

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