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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Photos: Scott Foster

Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (11-0, 8 KOs) destroyed Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez (15-2, 11 KOs) in the first round on Friday night at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.

Hometown hero Valentin rushed Alvarez and blasted him to the canvas with a barrage of punches. Alvarez regained his feet but was unsteady and deemed unable to continue. The bout lasted 70 seconds. With the win, Valentin claimed the WBO intercontinental welterweight title and a likely world rating.

Unbeaten lightweight Aidar Sharbayev (5-0, 4 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Gabino Cota (19-7, 17 KO). Sharbayev dropped Cota with a body shot in round one.

Middleweight Connor Coyle (2-0, 1 KO) scored a four round unanimous decision over Daruma Almenarez (1-1). Coyle scored a knockdown in round four. Scores: 40-35, 39-36, 40-35.

Super bantamweight John Cooley (2-0) outworked pro-debuting Emilio Rivera over four rounds. Rivera dropped Cooley in round three with a right hand, but came up short 38-37, 38-37, 38-37.

Welterweight Mark Reyes (3-0, 3 KOs) knocked out Emmanuel Roman (1-1, 1 KO) in round four.

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