Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, USA. Mexican light weight prospect (up to 61.2 kg) Jose Valenzuela (12-1, 8 KOs), who is said to have dropped more than once during the sparring of the ex-absolute world champion Teofimo Lopez, flew ahead of schedule late replacement in the face of the young Dominican left-handed puncher Edwin De Los Santos (15-1, 14 KOs).
The fight of the left-handers began curiously. The underdog immediately shocked the favorite with his manual speed and chic multi-hit combinations – Valenzuela earned a black eye under his left eye in the starting seconds. Attempts by the Mexican to seize the initiative almost ended in failure – he was shocked, he had to wait out the block.
Round 2 was fun. De Los Santos shook Valenzuela, but soon he himself was knocked down – he yawned a left hook. Until the end of the three-minute period, the underdog returned the favor to the offender, but at the same time he also violated the rules – he hit the lying one.
Edwin De Los Santos has come out swinging!
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At the start of the 3rd round, Valenzuela again visited the floor, after which the referee warned him: If you miss heavy blows, I will stop the fight.
That’s how it all happened. Blimey!
De Los Santos TKO 3.
The fight went the whole distance, but the fans really did not like it – the confrontation resembled a friendly sparring, in which Spencer had a small, but still quite tangible advantage, and Salgado did not try to turn the tide of the fight.
The score of the judges: 100-90 and twice 99-91 in favor of the favorite.
Spencer UD 10.