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Boxing Results: Oscar Valdez Stops Liam Wilson In Seven Rounds!

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At the Desert Diamond Casino Arena in Glendale, Arizona, on Friday, Bob Arum’s Top Rank presented the main event on ESPN and ESPN+. The fight featured 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and former two-division world champion Oscar Valdez, who stopped WBO International champion Liam Wilson in seven rounds for the interim WBO title.

In the co-Main Event WBA and WBC Minimum champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada and IBF and WBO champion unified defeating Yokasta Valle over 10 action rounds.

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In the Main Event 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and former 2-division world champion Oscar Valdez, 32-2 (24), #129 ¾, of Nogales, Sonora, MEX, stopped WBO No. 2 ranked “Damage” Liam Wilson, 13-3 (7), #129 ½, of Caboolture, Queensland, AUST, at 2:48 of the seventh round of a scheduled 12 rounds.

In the first round Wilson out worked Valdez who was on the defense for most part of the round. In the second round Valdez bloodied the nose of Wilson taking a competitive round. In the third round it went back and forth with Wilson finishing the stronger of the two.

In the fourth round Wilson used uppercuts to the mid-section while Valdez complained of low blows that were on the beltline in a close round. In the fifth round Wilson drew blood from the mouth of Valdez whose swelling under his right eye is getting worse. In the sixth round Valdez scored well with a two-handed attack as the taller by 4” Wilson kept coming forward walking into the punches.

In the seventh round once again Wilson turned southpaw after getting hit by a Valdez left hook. In the final minute Wilson was bleeding from the left ear as Valdez landed over a dozen unanswered punches having Wilson defenseless holding on. Valdez picked upon again landing punch after punch until Referee Mark Nelson had no choice but to call a halt.

In the co-Main Event 2-divison world champion and current WBA and WBC Minimum champ Seniesa Estrada, 26-0 (9), #104 ¼, of East L.A., CA, defeated former 3-division world champion and current IBF and WBO Minimum champ Yokasta Valle, 30-3 (9), #104 ¼, of San Jose, CR, over 10×2 action rounds.

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In the first round Estrada switched from southpaw to her natural orthodox out scoring Valle who due to a clash of heads near the end of the round a cut over her right eyebrow. In the second round Estrada continued out landing Valle who cut re-opened. In the third round the action picked up with both having their moments.

In the fourth round Valle came back well enough to edge out the fourth and fifth rounds. In the sixth and seventh rounds Estrada outworked Valle to take the rounds.

In the ninth round Estrada continued taking the lead until Valle ended the round strong. In the tenth and final round it ended with two champions letting it all hang out for unification with Valle edging out the round. The cut was a major difference though Estrada proved to be the better of the two.

Referee Raul Caiz, Jr. Scores 97-93 all judges 96-94 KH.

Junior Welterweight WBC No. 10 Raymond “Danger” Muratalla, 20-0 (16), #137, of Fontana, CA, defeaaaated Xolisani “Nomeva the Wasp” Ndongeni, 31-5 (18), #137, of Mt. Frere, RSA, over 10 rounds.

In the first three round Muratalla had a slight edge. In the fourth rounds final seconds Muratalla rocked Ndongeni with a left hook on the chin. In the fifth round Ndongeni may have stolen his first winning round finishing with a flurry of punches.

From the sixth through the ninth rounds, it was competitive though Ndongeni was coming off a pair of losses. In the tenth and final round Muratalla failed to get the knockout though finishing stronger than Ndongeni who threw more but landed less.

Referee Chris Flores. Scores 99-91, 98-92, 97-93 as did KH.

Super Lightweight 2020 Olympian and WBA No. 9 Lindolfo Delgado, 20-0 (15), #140 ¾, of Linares, MEX, knocked out Carlos “El Tiburon” Sanchez, 25-3 (19), #140 ½, of Tijuana, Baja CA, MEX, at 0:48 of the seventh round of a scheduled 10 rounds.

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In the first four rounds neither had an edge as Delgado used his jab and Sanchez his left hook for the most part. In the fifth rounds last twenty seconds Delgado dropped Sanchez with a right near the back of his head when Sanchez was turning his hear for an 8-count from Referee Mark Nelson.

In the sixth round Delgado outworked Sanchez. In the seventh round Delgado landed a short right hand that Sanchez ducked into on the chin and down he went face first for the count from referee Nelson.

Heavyweight 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist southpaw Richard ‘Tee Kee’ Torrez, Jr., 9-0 (9), #236 ½, of Tulare, CA, impressed in stopping Donald “Mr. JBT” Haynesworth, 18-9-1 (16), #276 ½, of Greensboro, NC, at 2:19 of the first round of a scheduled 8 rounds.

In the first round it was all Torrez who ended it with a 3-punch combination to the chin having Haynesworth out on his feet forcing Referee Raul Caiz, Jr. to call a halt.

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Super Middleweight Sergio Rodriguez, 11-0-1 (8), #163 ¾, of Phoenix, AZ, defeated Sanny “Prime Time” Duversonne, 12-7-2 (9), #163 ¾, of Sarasota, FL, over 6 rounds.

In the three rounds Duversonne used a jab while Rodriguez landed more punches. In the fourth round Duversonne finally landed a right hand. Rodriguez again out landed him overall. In the sixth and final round Rodrigues continued chasing Duversonne and in the final seconds both landed punches, in their first real exchange.

Referee Mark Nelson. Scores 60-54, 59-55 twice, 58-56 KH.

Lightweight Emiliano Vargas, 9-0 (7), #136 ½, of Las Vegas, NV, defeated game Nelson “Hot Hands” Hampton, 10-9 (6), #136, of McAllen, TX, over 6 rounds.

In the first round Vargas, son of former world champion Fernando Vargas, kept stalking Hampton landing to the body and head until the final twenty seconds when Hampton caught him with a right on the chin. Twenty seconds into the third round both fighters landed rights to the chin at the same time. Vargas warned in the final minute for a low blow from Referee Raul Caiz, Jr.

In the fourth and fifth Hampton showed he was not an easy opponent though Vargas won both rounds. In the sixth and final round Vargas continued going to southpaw and back. Hampton had a good round drawing blood from the nose of Vargas, who was warned for low punches several times.

Scores 60-53 by all judges and 59-55 KH.

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Lightweight Alan “Kid Kansas” Garcia, 12-0 (10), #135 ¾, of Ulysses, KS, stopped Gonzalo “Maravilla” Fuenzalida, 12-4 (3), #137 ¾, of Santiago de Chile, Chile, NV, at 1:58 of the second round of a scheduled 8 rounds.

In the second round Garcia switched to southpaw backing Fuenzalida to the ropes put a forearm into his throat and landed three punches and down went his opponent for a count of 9 by Referee Chris Flores asked if he wanted to continue, he shook his head no.

Super Lightweight Art Barrera, Jr. 4-0 (4), #142, of Linwood, CA, knocked out Keven “Baby Boy” Soto, 5-2 (3), #139 ¾, of Dallas, TX, at 1:17 of the second round of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the second round backed into a corner Barrera countered a Soto miss with a left hook on the chin and down he went as Referee Raul Caiz, Jr. waved it off.

Super Lightweight Ricardo Ruvalcaba, 12-0-1 (10), #140 ¾, of Ventura, CA, stopped Avner Hernandez, 4-4 (0), #140 ½, of Mexico City, MEX, at 1:44 of the fifth round of a scheduled 6 rounds. Referee Chris Flores

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