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  Las Vegas T-Mobile Undercard Results

By William Trillo @ Ringside

Super Lightweights Montana Love (18-0-1, 9 KOs) and Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela (25-3-1, 15 KOs) were the Main Event on this hot Las Vegas fight night card. The bout started intense as Valenzuela was dropped late in round one. Not to be outdone he returned the favor in the next round when he sent Love to the canvas in the next round. But that was going to be it as the fight became a chess match, a boring chess match. The fact is the fight became so dull that the crowd was booing more than they were cheering. The action the fans wanted to see was not taking place. The fight would go on like this for the entire twelve rounds. The crowd would show its disapproval one more time when the scores were read. It was a unanimous decision as all cards read 114-112 across the board for Love. Apparently, the fans in attendance did not agree. For his efforts Love took home the Vacant IBF North American Super Lightweight Title.

Welterweight Shakhram Giyasov (13-0, 9 KOs) dropped Christian Gomez (22-3-1, 20 KOs) three times in this bout that had the Vacant IBF North American Welterweight Title up for grabs. Gomez took an up close and personal look at the mat in rounds four, seven and ten. Giyasov who got the win may have been exposed for having a less that tough set of whiskers as he was rocked a number of times, most notably in round seven when his knees buckled, and he Chicken Danced after getting clipped pretty good. That being said it was a unanimous decision for Giyasov who took all score cards 99-88, 99-88 and 98-89 respectively.

Be careful what you ask for when you challenge Flyweight Joselito Velazquez (15-0-1, 10 KOs). Case in point, Jose Soto (15-2, 6 KOs). When Soto stepped back and put his arms out to taunt Velazquez to fight, the last thing he expected was to be on the receiving end of a wicked left hook. But no sooner than he haphazardly provoked Joselito, that is exactly what he got. Soto rose to his feet before the count of eight but was in no condition to continue. Wisely the ref stopped the fight at the 1:06 mark of the sixth awarding Velazquez the TKO victory.

Heavyweight Zhilei Zhang (24-0-1, 19 KOs) threw one left hand straight down the pipe and that was all he needed to end the night for Scott Alexander (16-5-2, 8 KOs). This one was over via KO at the 1:54 mark of the first round.

Middleweight Alexis Espino (9-0-2, 6 KOs) ran into a locomotive running downhill in Aaron Silva (10-0, 7 KOs). With reckless abandon Silva plowed into Espino with a relentless onslaught until the ref saw enough and brought the proceedings to a grinding halt. Credit Silva with a TKO at the 1:17 mark of round 4.

Lightweights Marc Castro (7-0, 5 KOs) and Pedro Vicente Scharbaai (7-5-1, 2 KOs) took to the ring in a somewhat Ho-Hum six round scrap. Neither fighter looked sharp, but it was Castro who came out on top by unanimous decision with scores that read 60-54 across the board.

Super Featherweight Elnur Abduraimov (9-0, 8 KOs) kept his record unblemished while he handed Manuel Correa (11-1, 7 KOs) his first defeat. Correa kissed the canvas three times in round two forcing the ref to bring the bout to a halt at the 2:43 mark giving Abduraimov the TKO victory.

In the opening bout of the day Super Lightweight Fernando Angel Molina (8-0, 3 KOs) took a hard fought split decision over Ricardo Valdovinos (8-12, 5 KOs) in a six round affair. Final scores read 57-56, 58-56 and 56-57.


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