WBO champion Shakur Stevenson handed Oscar Valdez the primary lack of his profession on Saturday evening in a junior light-weight championship bout.
Stevenson (18-0, 9 KOs), who gained by unanimous resolution (117-110, 118-109, 118-109), took Valdez’s WBC belt with the victory.
What began out as a good combat by means of the primary 5 rounds became a one-man present after Stevenson took benefit of Valdez’s large gamble with an overhand left that left him in a susceptible place. Stevenson countered rapidly and dropped Valdez with a fast left shot to the temple to grab management of the bout.
Valdez (30-1) wasn’t the identical after that spherical, and seemingly misplaced the poise he began with. Stevenson, conversely, was in management the remainder of the best way, a lot to the dismay of the closely pro-Valdez crowd inside a jam-packed MGM Grand Backyard.
When ringside reporter Bernardo Osuna requested Stevenson what was subsequent on his plate, he dropped to 1 knee and proposed to his girlfriend, rapper Younger Lyric. She stated sure.
On the primary undercard, Nico Ali Walsh (5-0, four KOs), the grandson of Muhammad Ali, wanted solely 2 minutes 50 seconds to knock out Alejandro Ibarra (7-2) in what was alleged to be a four-round middleweight particular attraction.
After standing toe-to-toe for a lot of the spherical, and regularly touchdown his proper hook to Ibarra’s head, Ali Walsh arrange his outmatched opponent. After feinting along with his proper hand to open issues up, Ali Walsh landed a fast left and a devastating proper flush on Ibarra’s face for his fourth profession knockout.
U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis (5-0, four KOs) dictated the tempo in what went from an eight-round light-weight bout in opposition to Esteban Sanchez (18-2), to a one-sided boxing clinic. After a comparatively rudimentary three rounds, throughout which Sanchez landed his solely important punch of the combat, Davis started a dominating assault within the fourth spherical.
After having fun with his most dominating spherical within the fifth, pummeling Sanchez into the ropes early within the spherical, and touchdown a number of crushing blows to finish it, Davis, who landed 57 per cent of his energy punches, completed issues within the sixth spherical when the bout was stopped on the 2:44 mark.
In different motion, Raymond Muratalla (14-0, 12 KOs) knocked out Jeremy Hill on the 2:27 mark of the third spherical of their light-weight bout.
Eighteen-year-old phenom Abdullah Mason improved to 2-0 (2 KOs) with a first-round TKO of Luciano Ramon (1-3) 2:32 into the combat.
Junior light-weight contender Andres Cortes saved his mark unblemished, enhancing to 17-0 (10 KOs) with a sixth-round TKO of Alexis del Bosque (18-6-1).
And, U.S. Olympian Troy Isley (5-0, Three KOs) stopped Anthony Hannah (3-3) on the 2:32 mark of the second spherical with a TKO.