Bryce Henry took exception to his placement on the B-side in his DAZN debut.

The 22-year-old Fort Lauderdale-based prospect sent a message in a four-round, unanimous decision win over Jamar Pemberton. Judges William Glover (38-37), Fred Fluty (38-37) and Efrain Lebron (38-37) scored for Henry in their battle of unbeaten middleweights Friday evening from Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

The televised opener of the inaugural installment of Most Valuable Promotions’ prospect-based series saw Henry earn the upset win.

St. Louis’ Pemberton (5-1, 4KOs) entered as the favorite and with stellar amateur credentials. None of that mattered when Henry connected with a counter right to send Pemberton to the canvas for the bout’s lone knockdown. It proved to be the difference on the scorecards for Henry, a hybrid boxer and BKFC fighter who accepted the fight on just one week’s notice.

In heavyweight action, Lorenzo Medina overcame a slow start to claim a six-round, unanimous decision over Angel Napoles (1-1, 1KOs). Judges Dave DeJonge (58-56), William Glover (58-56) and Fred Fluty (58-56) all awarded four of the six rounds to Medina (7-0, 6KOs), an 18-year-old from Hollywood, Florida. Both heavyweights went the distance for the first time in their respective careers.

Headlining the four-bout telecast, undefeated lightweight knockout artist Ashton Sylve (8-0, 8KOs) faces late replacement opponent Tanzania’s Adam Kipenga (11-3-1, 7KOs) in a scheduled eight-round contest.

Off-TV results:

Tayre Jones (10-0, 6KOs) was forced to sweat out a six-round, split decision win over Roberto Almazan Monreal (10-20, 4KOs). Judge Fred Fluty (58-55) awarded the bout to Almazan, a Mexican journeyman based out of Miami. Judges Dave DeJonge (57-56) and William Glover (57-56) scored the junior welterweight contest in favor of Fort Lauderdale’s Jones, who’d barely lost a round through nine pro bouts prior to Friday.

Regionally-based Giovanni Louis (1-0, 1KOs)—born in Haiti and who now lives in nearby Winter Haven—needed just 52 seconds in his pro debut to stop Carlos Ramirez (0-2) in the first round of their junior featherweight contest.

Orlando’s Ramiro De Jesus (3-0-1, 2KOs) was held to a four-round versus Tampa’s Orlenis Licea (0-0-1), who made his pro debut. Judge Efrain Lebron (40-36) scored every round for De Jesus, trumped by judges Dave DeJonge (38-38) and William Glover (38-38) had the junior middleweight bout even through four rounds.

Antrenvous Ingram (5-0, 2KOs)—a 24-year-old from neighboring Kissimmee—won every round in a four-round, unanimous decision over California’s Andrew Angelcor (1-1, 1KO).

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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