Super middleweight Ali Akhmedov stopped Paul Valenzuela within the opening spherical late Friday night time time on the Tranquil Cannon in Montebello, California.
Akhmedov, who’s at first from Almaty, Kazakhstan and now resides within the Los Angeles suburb of Venice, improves to 18-1, 14 knockouts.
The actually hard-hitting Akhmedov fought a lot lower than three months up to now, worthwhile by knockout proper after David Zegarra didn’t come out for spherical 4. That battle additionally befell on the Peaceable Cannon in Montebello.
Valenzuela, who dropped by unanimous closing resolution to D’Mitrius Ballard in his earlier battle on November 13, put in most of spherical 1 grappling and holding onto Akhmedov. Referee Thomas Taylor warned Valenzuela that he would deduct particulars or simply disqualify him for holding onto Akhmedov.
The tactic labored as Valenzuela began to work together much more. Moments later, a sweeping left hook by Akhmedov to the pinnacle dropped Valenzuela to the canvas, subsequent to the ring ropes. Taylor noticed sufficient and waved the fight about.
Akhmedov, who’s promoted by Tom Loeffler, has received his final two fights because of the truth dropping by knockout to Carlos Gongora of Ecuador on December 18 of previous 12 months.
Valenzuela, who resides in Santa Rosalia, Mexico, drops to 26-11 1 NC, 17 KOs.
In the important thing perform, junior lightweight Adrian Corona of Rialto, California defeated gatekeeper Jesus Perez by larger half dedication.
A single select scored the bout 57-57, though the opposite two judges scored the bout 58-56 for Corona, who will increase to 9-, 2 KOs. The 21-yr-previous is the son of California referee Ray Corona.
Perez, who resides in Culiacan, Mexico, drops to 13-13-1, 8 KOs.
Cruiserweight Marco Deckmann (7-1, 6 KOs) required solely 35 seconds of the opening spherical to cease Santario Martin (4-6, 2 KOs). Deckmann, who’s initially from Germany and now resides in North Hollywood, California, is expert by Freddie Roach.
Middleweight Eric Priest remained unbeaten, defeating Jamarcus Warren (2-4-1, 1 KO) of Tyler, Texas by unanimous alternative. All 3 judges scored the bout 40-36 for Priest, who resides in Los Angeles and improves to 6-, 4 KOs.
Novice standout and junior middleweight Callum Walsh skilled a profitable professional debut, halting Earl Henry (-5-1) of San Diego at 37 seconds of the opening spherical. Walsh was born and elevated in Cork, Eire and now resides within the Los Angeles suburb of Riverside.
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Francisco A. Salazar has revealed for BoxingScene on condition that September 2012 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas on condition that 2000. Francisco additionally handles boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He might be reached by piece of email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing