Cornelius Boza-Edwards and Terrence Alli battled to a 10-round draw at Las Vegas Sunday, giving World Boxing Assn. lightweight champion Livingstone Bramble his choice of opponent in his next defense.
Sunday's winner was to have met Bramble, but because of the draw promoter Bob Arum said Bramble can take his pick for a May or June title defense.
The decision was unpopular with the crowd at the Showboat Hotel.
Boza-Edwards, 135 1/2, a former World Boxing Council junior-lightweight champion and currently ranked No. 3 among lightweights by the WBA, was the aggressor and landed the more effective blows.
Bill Graham scored it 97-93 for Boza-Edwards and gave him three of the last four rounds, including the 10th. Art Lurie scored it 96-95 for Alli and scored the 10th round even. Lou Tabat scored it 95-95 and gave Alli three of the final four, including the 10th.
Boza-Edwards, born in Uganda and now a resident of Las Vegas, is 44-5-1 with 34 knockouts, while Alli, who weighed 136, is 26-4-2.