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Boxers fight to draw in eliminator

Updated: November 11, 2012, 12:25 AM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Junior middleweights Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martirosyan each went to the ring on Saturday looking for a signature win to help negotiate a future date with WBC titlist Saul Alvarez. Neither got his wish.

The WBC eliminator bout inside the Wynn Hotel and Casino ended in a technical draw when an accidental head butt caused a deep cut under Martirosyan's left eye 26 seconds into the ninth round.

Judges scored the bout 86-85 for Martirosyan, 87-84 for Lara and 86-86. ...

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