Alvarez-Kovalev undercard results from Atlantic City
On the undercard of the WBO light heavyweight title bout between defending beltholder Sergey Kovalev and Eleider Alvarez, from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Meiirim Nursultanov, 8-0 (7), proved further that he is someone to watch in the middleweight division. After their second round, Jonathan Batista, 17-15 (10), stayed in his corner. Nursultanov is solid with his balance, and formed a technically offensive standpoint. The only thing missing is head movement to avoid the set-up jab. Regardless he is a pure talent to keep an eye on.
Lightweight Karl Dargan, 18-1 (9), out-boxed Jonathan Perez, 37-22 (29), over the course of six rounds, winning unanimously by the scores of 60-54. Dargan, who was in for the first time in over two-and-a-half years, took his time picking his shots on the road to victory.
Junior middleweight Frank Galarza, 20-2-2 (12), looked impressive as he attacked the body of Alex Duarte, 13-6-1 (10). It paid off, as “Notorious” finally looked a step faster than his thoughts, and was able to land vicious body shots to earn the win.
Forty-one seconds of the first round was all that was necessary for junior middleweight Bakhram Murtazaliev, 13-0 (11), to dispatch Fernando Carcamo, 23-9 (18). Murtazaliev jumped all over Carcamo with combinations that started with a heavy right hand. After he was floored by a flurry of power shots, Carcamo remained on the canvas for the 10-count.
Junior middleweight Madiyar Ashkeyev, 10-0 (6), needed four rounds to make his opponent Eduardo Flores, 26-30-4 (15), quit after Flores continued to spit out his mouth piece. Finally at the 50-minute mark of the fourth, the referee decided to stop the fight, preventing Flores from suffering more punishment.
Super middleweight Vaughn Alexander, 12-1 (8), went the 10-round distance after taking all that Denis Douglin, 21-6 (13), could offer. The scores were 100-90 and 99-91 twice in favor of Douglin, who constantly took the fight to Alexander.
Welterweight Enriko Gogokhia, 8-0 (3), beat Ronald Montes, 18-10 (16), with all three judges scoring the fight 60-54.
Junior middleweight Ismael Villarreal, 3-0, defeated Kieran Hooks, 3-1 (1), by unanimous decision, with all judges seeing Villarreal ahead at 39-37.
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