/Oscar Valdez Knocks out Adam Lopez at The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Carl Frampton Dominates Tyler McCreary over 10 Rounds

Oscar Valdez Knocks out Adam Lopez at The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Carl Frampton Dominates Tyler McCreary over 10 Rounds


Oscar Valdez Knocks out Adam Lopez at The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Carl Frampton Dominates Tyler McCreary over 10 Rounds
Last night (Saturday, Nov. 30) former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez made his Top Rank Boxing super featherweight debut against late replacement Adam Lopez. Valdez (27-0, 21 KOs) got off the deck to stop Lopez in seven rounds in a barnburner of a main event in front of a packed house at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Valdez was knocked down in the second round, only to come back to knock down Lopez (13-2) with a left hook in the seventh. A follow-up barrage caused referee Russell Mora to stop the bout with seven seconds remaining in the round.

As this was a WBC world title eliminator, Valdez is now in line to face champion Miguel Berchelt, who was seated ringside. Lopez took the bout Friday afternoon after Valdez’s original opponent, Andres Gutierrez, missed weight by 11 pounds.

“I was very surprised. I take my hat off to Adam Lopez. He’s a great fighter, great warrior, just like his father {the late Hector Lopez} was,” Valdez said. “I just got hit. This is boxing. I prepared myself for two, three months for Gutierrez, but that’s no excuse. This kid is a warrior.”

“Berchelt is a true champion inside the ring and outside the ring. Fans love him. That’s the one I want to fight. He has that WBC belt, and he’s trying to take it back home.”

Carl Frampton vs Tyler McCreary

Carl Frampton vs Tyler McCreary

Former two-division world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton returned from a nearly one-year layoff to dominate the previously unbeaten Tyler “The Golden Child” McCreary via 10-round unanimous decision (100-88 3x) in the super featherweight co-feature.

Frampton (27-2, 15 KOs ) knocked down McCreary (16-1-1, 7 KOs) with a body shot in the sixth round and again in the ninth round with a pair of left hooks. The scorecards were academic, and now Frampton hopes a showdown with WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring is in his future.

“I was happy. That was the plan, to target the body,” Frampton said. “Tyler is pretty tall. We’ve seen that he’s left gaps. My hand wasn’t great coming into the camp as well. It’s always a bit softer hitting the body than the head. I feel like I hurt it again in the second round, so that’s why it wasn’t the most exciting fight in the world, but I just cruised to a points win. I just wanted to be safe with my hands.”

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