Conceição beats Martinez, Cabrera Decisions Giron

Robson Conceicao Never faced a world title defeat hangover. Less than five months after losing a close decision to the WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez, Conceição got a unilateral decision on who was previously undefeated Xavier Martinez in the 10-round WBC Super Lightweight Championships Saturday evening at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa.

Conceição (17-1, 8 KOs), ranked third by the WBC, won 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92. He has outlasted Martinez (17-1, 11 KOs) in each of the last five rounds.

After the fight, Conceicao called for a rematch against Valdez.

“I learned a lot from the loss of Oscar Valdez, and that’s why I was able to dedicate myself,” Conceicao said. “I was not discouraged by what happened that evening. I know who I am, and I knew that if I did the work, I could have that kind of performance. But my mind is set on Valdez, and I definitely want that shot.”

“Honestly, I think Xavier Martinez delivers stronger punches than Oscar Valdez. I felt his punches, but I know this is the kind of fight I need to prepare myself because I am a fighter at the world champion level. And I definitely want Oscar Valdez.”

Martinez had pockets of success, stunning Conceicao in the fourth and ninth rounds. But the hard hits were few and far between, with the 2016 Brazilian Olympic gold medalist showing his class at the end.
Martinez said, “I thought it was closer. I know I didn’t do enough to win. I sat back a lot. I didn’t fully listen to the game plan. That is what it is. I won’t be a painful loser. He did what he’s doing tonight. It wasn’t my night.” It’s not over yet. This is only the beginning.”

Cabrera Cruises Past Giron

Giovanni Cabrera (19-0, 7 KOs), coached by Freddy Roach, created a one-sided boxing show by unanimous decision on Rene Telles Giron (16-2, 10 KOs) in the eight-round junior welterweight combined advantage (scores: 77-75 and 78-74 2x). Cabrera, of Chicago, returned to play for the first time since 2019 and ended Giron’s triple-win streak.

Giron rose to prominence with a 2019 knockout win over Carlos Balderas, but showed five pounds overweight on Friday in his originally scheduled showdown against Luis Melendez. It was then matched to the Cabrera, which weighed in at 138.6 and hopes to carry it as a lightweight forward-moving.

Cabrera landed on Giron, 141-122, and pulled the rulers’ cards away.

In the bottom card action:

  • average weight Nico Ali Walsh (4-0, 3 KOs) He returned to where he debuted last August and again scored a devastating stoppage. Take care of me Jeremiah Yeager (1-2-1, 1 KO) In the second round, he knocked him out for the first time in a right-to-left combination. Shortly before the second knockout, Ali Walsh broke his grandfather’s patent on Ali Shuffle and finished things off with a left hook. Ali Walsh said, “I think the main thing was to stay calm, and that’s what I did. Another thing was head movement and defense, which I felt like I’d improved on. I fought back last month, so if I can make those little improvements in such a short time, Who will tell me what I can do in my next fight?” I wasn’t planning {The Ali Shuffle}. It was emotional, of course. A lot has happened, but yeah, I didn’t plan to do it. It’s just something that happened.”
  • Cleveland-born welterweight Tiger Johnson (2-0 1 KO), who represented the United States at last year’s Tokyo Olympics, lived up to his billing superb with a one-sided four-round decision over Xavier Madrid (3-1). , 1 kW). All three referees scored 40-36 for Johnson who stunned Real Madrid on a few occasions on the fourth time. The Albuquerque native responded back and saw the last bell.
  • Heavyweight born in St. Louis Stephen Shaw (16-0, 12 KOs) he sparkled in his first ranked debut, stopping Joey Dawejko of Philadelphia (21-10-4, 12 KOs) in the eighth round. Shaw never seriously hurt Daweiko, but referee Gerald Ritter stopped the fight on Daweiko’s corner advice.
  • Featherweight feeling Bruce “Show Shaw” Carrington (2-0, 1 KO), of Brownsville, Brooklyn, defeated Stephen Brown (1-1, 1 KO) in the second round with a devastating offensive tackle. Carrington pinned Brown to the ropes and unloaded him with four clean shots. The last hit, an upper left, cracked brown on the canvas.
  • Carla Torres (7-6) used her precise accuracy to outrun Pink Tyson (11-3, 2 KOs) by an eight-round majority decision in a lightweight issue. The scorecards read as follows: 76-76, 77-75, and 80-72.
  • Probable featherweight Haven Brady Jr. (5-0, 3 KOs) cut six rounds for the first time as a pro, closing in on veteran Mexican Deol Olguin (15-21-5, 10 KOs) with matching points of 60-54.
  • Dante Benjamin Jr. Light Heavyweight (1-0, 1 KO) made a successful pro debut, knocking out Emani Rendon (2-1) in 2:05 of the opening round. Benjamin Rendon hit the ground twice, ending the fight with a short left hook.

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