It wasn’t just the main event that provided thrills and spills, the undercard of Ricky Burns’ bout with José González at the Emirates Arena was full of high-quality action.
Despite victories for all the Scottish fighters on the bill, it was by no means an easy night’s work.
Former British and Commonwealth super featherweight champion John Simpson had to dig deep to overcome Mongolian warrior Choi Tseveenpürev, thankfully more commonly known as Choi, to win the vacant WBC International title.
The 29-year-old from Greenock edged a points decision by 117-112, 116-112 and 116-113 on the judges' scorecards, but many observers ringside believed it was much closer than that.
The flamboyant Choi, 41, is undoubtedly one of the most avoided fighters on the boxing scene and proved why as he caused Simpson problems throughout.
Simpson came off second best in the opener as Choi landed with clean hooks and uppercuts, attempting to outmuscle Simpson from the start.
Both men exchanged in a brawl in the second which suited the wily veteran perfectly as he stung Simpson with a powerful right hand to the body.
The popular “Simmo” settled better in the third as he outboxed Choi, utilised his jab effectively and worked better out of range to keep the Mongolian at bay.
However, Choi’s sheer grit and power shone through in the fourth and invited Simpson into a slugfest.
In a toe-to-toe exchange, both men traded shots and Choi bloodied the Scot’s nose. Simpson struggled to take control of the centre of the ring as Choi continued to dominate and certainly did not look his 41 years.
Choi’s body punching was proving key as he managed to frustrate Simpson but the Greenock man was able to land a series of quality punches upstairs.
In the later rounds, Simpson gradually took command as he began to wear Choi down but the fight was still too close for a decisive outcome to be made.
Despite his jaded expression, Choi continued to lunge forward, push Simpson back and pile on the pressure.
Both men had given their all throughout in what was a real old fashioned scrap, each were exhausted in the closing stages but continued to set a high octane tempo.
Simpson picked up the unanimous decision although it should have been scored closer than what was on the judges’ scorecards. The Mongolian was furious at the decision and stormed off before returning later to congratulate and pose for a photograph with Simpson.
The Greenock man extended his record to 25 wins in 34 bouts and could possibly fight for a world title later this year.
Edinburgh’s Stephen Simmons faced his toughest test to date when he faced Ireland’s Michael Sweeney for the vacant Celtic cruiserweight title.
Simmons settled immediately and picked his punches well and sent Sweeney to the canvas at the end of the first round with a glancing left hook.
The 28-year-old 2010 Commonwealth bronze medallist was in complete control and nailed his 30-year-old opponent with several powerful shots.
Simmons continued this in the third, boxing well and punishing Sweeney. The Irishman then retired at the end of the third round citing an injury as Simmons' record moved to unbeaten in eight contests.
Unbeaten super middleweight Rocky Fielding made quick work of Poland’s Michal Nieroda in the first live televised bout.
The 25-year-old Liverpudlian went straight to work and hammered the 22-year-old, who went three rounds with WBO champion Robert Stieglitz in a non-title bout in January.
Fielding pounced on his opponent with a series of crisp and powerful combinations and Nieroda was floored by a left to the body and was in no shape to continue.
Fielding moved to 14-0 and will now have his eyes fixed on a possible British title shot for later this year.
Local super featherweight starlet Michael Roberts was keen to make sure that he made an impression on the potentially millions of viewers on Sky Sports.
The 26-year-old from Balornock was clad in a tartan kilt for his six-round dust-up with another Pole in the shape of Mariusz Bak.
However, Roberts undoubtedly struggled with the southpaw Bak who drew in the Scot with the left hand and forced him to work.
The 32-year-old based in Brentford, was very much the boss for the first half of the fight until Roberts began to settle and switch his punches.
Roberts was prepared to slug it out and battled well despite suffering a cut on his right eye in the third.
It was a close fight but Roberts just edged it 58-57 on referee Dougie Campbell’s scorecard.
Popular middleweight David Brophy came through a hard fought battle with tough Englishman Gary Boulden.
The former footballer from Caldercruix did not have it his own way as Boulden intended to cause an upset.
Boulden’s solid jab and high work rate surely impressed the judges and the fans ringside as Brophy went through the motions in the opening rounds.
However, Brophy came back with powerful hooks to pin Boulden back. The Surrey man was unrelenting and continued to fire away with quick and accurate shots.
Brophy produced the more quality work in the later stages as he used his jab to set up a series of solid combinations and body shots.
Referee Kenny Pringle scored the fight 58-57 in favour of Brophy who improved his record to 7-0-1, but Boulden would probably feel hard done by not to get the decision.
Glasgow’s Jon Slowey opened the show at the Emirates Arena and was fighting for the third time in 2013 as he went up against Belfast’s Eddie Nesbitt in a six-round featherweight contest.
Nesbitt was game from the start and Slowey seemed slightly jaded as the Irishman sought to make it a difficult night and cause an upset against the unbeaten youngster.
Slowey scored a flash knockdown in the third when Nesbitt touched the canvas.
However, referee Dougie Campbell only counted to one and it was unclear as to whether it was a slip or a genuine knockdown.
Slowey was offering the higher quality punches using his jab well at range.
But Nesbitt’s work rate was consistent and he will have been another who may feel aggrieved not to have won the decision.
Referee Campbell scored the bout 58-56 in favour of Slowey.