Report by Damon Gonzalez – Latinbox Sports
Frisco, Texas. – Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) redeemed himself Saturday night by regaining the WBO light heavyweight world championship belt with a twelve round pretty much one-sided unanimous decision over Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Presented by Top Rank, Inc. In association with Main Events.
Kovalev was purely and simply the boss in the fight, Alvarez plan to knockout Kovalev simply went down the drain as Kovalev started off very quick fighting at a faster pace not giving Alvarez time to set hitting him with hard jabs and combinations to the head all night long. The judges official scores were 116-112, 116-112, 120-108.
The NABF-NABA and USBA Lightweight Champion fighting sensation Teofimo Lopez 12-0, 10 KO’s) from Brooklyn, N.Y. Know as “The Take Over” batters a game Diego Magdaleno (31-3, 13 KO’s) in a impressive performance tonight breaking Magdaleno down as the referee seen enough waving off the contest at the official time
1:08 seconds round seven by TKO victory for Lopez. Celebrating after the fight with his signature flip in the ring.
Post fight interview Lopez took his jabs and stabs with good-natural grace.
Lopez: “You get what you give.. disrespected my parents home country Honduras, disrespected me & kept going on during our fight. My Celebrations are always going to be there but the sweep, I did at the end was for personal reasons.. don’t disrespect if you don’t want to get disrespected.”
WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (25-0, 20 KOs) returned to the ring after his long layoff due to a broken jaw back in March 2018, Valdez marking himself as one of the young greats of the new television streaming era in boxing by showed an improved defense and a vicious body attack to knockout Carmine Tommasone (19-1, 5 KOs) not known for a knockout puncher just was a few steps behind against The quicker Valdez.
Valdez clearly got Tommasone attention by taking the fight right too him, Tommasone pop shooting too much but gambled with overhand rights that continued to catch Valdez who was returning fire with both hands in the counter Punching, Valdez stepped on the gas as Tommasone lacked in the exchange in the inside, Valdez let him have it dropping him in the 9th round as the referee have seen enough punishment waves off the fight as Valdez retains his WBO title. The official time was .09 seconds of round nine by ways of KO victory for Valdez.
Dibella Entertainment fighter Richard Commey (28-2, 24 KO’s) walked right through Isa Chaniev (13-2, 6 KO’s) blasting him with heavy blows Commey not waisting any time jumping right on Chaniev who hit the deck more then once Referee Lawrence Cole had seen enough by saving Chaniev from anymore punishment by waving off the contest at the official time of :29 seconds of round two by TKO victory.
Commey now the new IBF Lightweight Champion.
Janibek Alimkhanuly (5-0, 2 KO’s) from Almaty, Kazakhstan unique grin at the weigh in a day ago lived up to his battering performance over Steve Martinez (18-5, 13 KO’s) from Bronx, N.Y.
Alimkhanuly started off landing his shots on Martinez in terms of going to school on him, as Martinez was walking straight in committing fully but wasn’t punching at the right time.
Alimkhanuly fighting at a faster pace with more aggression using a sharp left hook right hand battering the very tough Martinez who’s corner seen enough as the referee waves off the contest at the official time of .21 seconds of round five by ways of TKO win for Alimkhanuly.
Jason Sanchez (14-0, 7 KO’s) from Albuquerque, NM. in a quick dominating performance ends Daniel Olea (13-8-2, 5 KO’s) night at the official time of 1:35 seconds round two by KO victory.
Sanchez jumped in the pocket quickly letting his hands go connecting on Olea’s face sending him back, Olea just couldn’t get into any rhythm couldn’t protect himself from Sanchez explosive power.
Super Welterweight Pat Day (17-2-1, 6 KO’s) from Freeport, New York was on board fighting on the road scoring a hard fought unanimous decision victory to win the IBF Intercontinental strap over tough Ismail Iliev (11-1-1, 3 KO’s).
Day established himself early by connecting shots in the counter Punching against Iliev, make no mistake about it Day certainly came to fight as Iliev fought with hard exchanges throughout the contest but fell short in the judges scores as follow 98-92, 96-94, 97-93.
In the opening bout of the night at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. Middleweight heavy puncher Bakhram Murtazaliev goes to (15-0, 11 KO’s) scoring a well fought TKO victory over Elvin Ayala who drops to (29-13-1, 13 KO’s).
Murtazaliev quick on his feet boxed and dominated the entire contest, Murtazaliev starts off quick with hard combinations keeping Ayala at bay early on catches Ayala sending him to the deck in round two. In rounds four and five Ayala produces a rally then quickly faded all away to the ninth when Murtazaliev put him away at the official time 2:05 seconds round nine by ways of TKO victory as Murtazaliev retains his WBC USAB Welterweight Title.
Enriko Gogokhiia (10-0, 5 KO’s) clearly made a way to proclaim ownership over his opponent Vitor Freitas (15-4, 9 KO’s) by finishing him off at the official time of
2:04 seconds round three TKO victory with a hard jab right to Freitas body that dropped him.
Gogokhiia was kind of fun to watch showing courage and aggression Freitas became an easy target by being a little too desperate by countering punches and not stepping to the side after the punch lands, Gogokhiia makes him pay after every exchange clearly Gogokhiia was sharper with his punches in good performance for the young welterweight from Zugdidi.