By Ken Hissner: On the On line casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, Bob Arum’s Prime Rank offered over ESPN+ Friday WBC World Tremendous Featherweight and former WBO World Featherweight Champion and two-time Olympian Oscar Valdez of Mexico made his first protection defeating No. 14 ranked 3-time Olympian and 2016 Gold Medalist Robson “Nino” Conceicao of Brazil over 12 shut rounds. WBO World Flyweight Champion Junto Nakatani of Japan defended his title for the primary time stopping No. 1 ranked Angel “Tito” Acosta of Puerto Rico in 4 rounds.
Within the Foremost Occasion WBC Tremendous Feather champ Oscar Valdez, 30-0 (23), #130, of Nogales, MEX, received a choice over Robson “Nino” Conceicao, 16-1 (8), #129.6, of Bahia, Brazil, over 12 rounds.
Within the first 5 rounds the taller Conceicao used his attain and velocity a hand and foot to dominate for probably the most half. Within the sixth by means of the eighth rounds the aggressor Valdez had his finest rounds ending stronger of the 2. Within the ninth spherical referee Tony Zaino took some extent from Conceicao for hitting behind the again of the top with none earlier warnings. Within the tenth Valdez stored up the stress touchdown greater than Conceicao although receiving a warning for hitting behind the top.
Within the eleventh spherical Conceicao stood his floor for probably the most a part of the spherical doing properly. Once more Valdez acquired a warning for hitting behind the top from referee Zaino. Within the twelfth and closing spherical Conceicao did an excessive amount of holding and showboating permitting Valdez to take the spherical.
Scores had been 117-110, 115-112 twice with this author 114-113. Conceicao appeared to dominate the primary half and let Valdez take over the second half.
WBO World Flyweight champ southpaw Junto Nakatani, 22-0 (17), #111.4, of Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan, defended his title stopping a sport Angel “Tito” Acosta, 22-3 (21), #112, of San Juan, PR, at 0:32 seconds of spherical 4 of a 12.
Within the first spherical within the closing minute Nakatani damage Acosta with a proper on the facet of the top, however Acosta got here again preventing in a spherical Nakatani took. Within the second spherical Acosta’s nostril was bleeding and the ring doctor was introduced in however allowed him to proceed. With fifteen seconds left within the spherical Acosta landed a proper uppercut on the chin backing Nakatani up simply previous to the spherical ending.
Within the third spherical’s midway level the ring doctor was introduced in once more. Why the struggle was not stopped I have no idea. His nostril (presumably broke) and mouth had been closely bleeding and shortly afterwards the referee Rocky Burke known as within the ring doctor who halted the struggle.
“I believed it was an excellent struggle and I need to unify the titles,” mentioned Nakatani.
Tremendous Feather Gabriel Flores, Jr., 20-1 (7), #129.6, of Stockton, CA, misplaced a lopsided determination to Luis “Venado” Alberto Lopez, 23-2 (12), #128.4, of Mexicali, MEX, over 10 rounds.
Within the first spherical Lopez rushed out backing up Flores throwing a flurry of punches to the physique and head. Twice Flores was warned for low blows by referee Velez. Within the second spherical Lopez continued his assault till the midway level when Flores landed a proper on the chin. By the top of the spherical Flores was again in management. Within the third and fourth rounds Lopez continued outworking Flores. Within the fifth it was Flores who could have taken his first spherical although shut.
Within the sixth spherical Lopez was again on the assault chasing down Flores. Within the seventh spherical Lopez had the nostril of Flores bleeding by the midway level and damage. Within the eighth spherical Lopez continued the assault having Flores on the run with a bruise beneath his left eye. Within the ninth spherical a left hook from Lopez on the chin had Flores out on his ft with half a minute left within the spherical. Within the tenth and closing rounds closing seconds the Flores nook tried stopping the struggle however referee Robert Velez didn’t hear them. The left eye of Flores was close to closed on the finish.
Scores had been 98-92 whereas 100-90 twice. This author had it 99-91.
Tremendous Feather Juan “El Bravo” Tellez Giron, 16-1 (10), #132.2, of Queretaro, MEX, stopped Eduardo “Thunder” Garza, 15-4-1 (8), #132.6, of Mission, TX, at 0:44 of the seventh of an 8.
In an all motion first two rounds, each fighters had their moments with Garza having and edge. Within the subsequent 4 rounds Giron got here again with a physique assault taking each rounds in an all motion struggle. Within the seventh around the struggle continued when Giron landed a proper to the top and a depraved left hook to the liver and down went Garza to his knees in ache because the referee Rocky Burke waved it off.
Tremendous Mild Omar “Pollo” Aguilar, 22-0 (21), #142.6, of Ensenada, Baja CA, MEX, impressed stopping a sport Carlos “Carpi” Portillo, 22-4 (17), #141.6, of Asuncion, Paraguay, at 0:55 of spherical 2 of an 8.
Within the first spherical on the midway mark Aguilar rocked Portillo with a left to the chin. Portillo fought again properly till the ultimate seconds of the spherical when a proper uppercut from Aguilar on the chin dropped Portillo. He beat the rely because the bell ended the spherical. Within the second spherical a proper on the chin from Aguilar dropped Portillo for a rely. Upon rising Aguilar was throughout him touchdown a left that prompted Portillo to go right down to his knees holding his proper eye that was closing quick as referee Tony Zaino waved it off.
Junior Welter 2016 Olympian Lindolfo Delgado, 12-0 (11), #141.6, of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MEX, stopped Miguel “Michael” Zamundio, 45-17-1 (28), #140.8, of Guasave, Sinaloa, MEX, at 0:50 of the second of an 8.
Within the first spherical it was all Delgado giving out sufficient punishment there shouldn’t have been a second spherical. Within the second the nook allowed Zamundio out who received dropped nearly instantly. The referee ought to have stopped it giving him a rely as a substitute. Upon rising the referee Robert Velez lastly waved it off.
Tremendous Welter Xander Zayas, 10-0 (7), #151.8, of PR and Dawn, FL, defeated Jose “Guerro” Luis Sanchez, 11-2-1 (4), #151.6, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, over 6 rounds.
Within the third spherical after a minute a physique shot from Zayas had Sanchez damage and holding on whereas Zayas continued firing punches proper to the bell with sport Sanchez staying in there.
Within the fourth and fifth rounds Sanchez held his personal with Zayas touchdown his personal rights although Zayas took the rounds that had been shut. Within the sixth and closing spherical Zayas had Sanchez bleeding from the nostril and damage with a minute left within the spherical from a physique shot however the coronary heart of Sanchez had him hanging in there till the bell. Referee was Rocky Burke.
Scores had been 60-54 and 60-53 twice as did this author had it. Zayas celebrated his nineteenth birthday with the victory.