Valdez scores 4th round TKO, Ramirez retains crown in 'NoTrump' undercard | Inquirer Sports

Valdez scores 4th round TKO, Ramirez retains crown in ‘NoTrump’ undercard

By: - Online Sports Editor / @CFColinaINQ
/ 10:40 AM April 10, 2016
Oscar Valdez, of Mexico, celebrates after defeating Evgeny Gradovich, of Russia, in the fourth round of their featherweight title boxing bout Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Oscar Valdez, of Mexico, celebrates after defeating Evgeny Gradovich, of Russia, in the fourth round of their featherweight title boxing bout Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Las Vegas. AP

LAS VEGAS–Oscar Valdez connected on a left hook and sent the beaten Evgeny Gradovich to the canvas in the fourth round to nab the NABO featherweight title Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena here.

The fighter out of Nogales, Mexico capped his domination with a knockdown of Gradovich at four rounds into the 10-rounder at the 2:14 mark, prompting the referee to stop the fight.

ADVERTISEMENT

With a cut above his right eye, Gradovich, dubbed as “the Mexican Russian,” didn’t look fit to continue with his face red and swollen. He dropped to 21-2-1 with 9 KOs.

Valdez, who later thanked his team for helping him get the victory in a quality showing, was virtually unscathed. He improved to 19-0 with 17 KOs.

FEATURED STORIES

In the opener of the pay-per-view ‘NoTrump’ undercard, Jose Ramirez retained the WBC Continental Americas title with a unanimous decision win over Manny Perez.

Ramirez got the judges’ nods, 97-93, 98-92, 91-91, to remain undefeated with 17 wins and 12 KOs.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Boxing, Evgeny Gradovich, Oscar Valdez, PacBradley, Sports, Undercard
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.