It's now three up and three down in the professional boxing career of Tom Zbikowski.
Zbikowski was favored on the cards by all three judges, 39-36, 39-36 and 38-37.
This was the steepest challenge yet for the 5-foot-11, 215-pound cruiserweight, who scored first-round TKOs in his previous two bouts. Zbikowski last fight came on March 12, when he stopped Richard Bryant.
Citing an official with Top Rank Boxing, The Sun reported that Zbikowski's next bout will be in a Native American Casino outside Dallas.
Zbikowski, who has yet to sign his contract with the Ravens as a restricted free agent, could become an unrestricted free agent in 2012, depending on the new collective bargaining agreement.
"Without a doubt -- if I can get that worked out -- that's my perfect world," Zbikowski said on Friday. "Other people might not feel that same way. If we can get that worked out, I can play at M&T Bank Stadium in the season and fight at M&T Bank Stadium in the offseason."
The three-year NFL veteran has the support of Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, who called Zbikowski's exploits in the ring "awesome."