Spark-Valenzuela clash May 6

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #8, WBC #10, WBA #11 super lightweight Steve Spark (16-2, 14 KOs) will return to the ring on May 6 against tough Mexican Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela (26-3-1, 16 KOs) over ten rounds at the Estadio Akron, Zakopan, Jalisco, Mexico on the undercard of the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. John Ryder IBF, WBC, WBA, WBO 168-pound championship.

Australia-based Spark caused a major upset last year in Cleveland, Ohio, when he defeated previously unbeaten Montana Love by six round disqualification after having him on the canvas in round two. Valenzuela lost a twelve round decision to Love, also in 2022.

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  • Spark in 6! underrated since losing to Tszyu even after the Love debacle the fight world stick there nose up in the air to him.

  • This is a good fight. Obviously Spark beat Love in his hometown, but Valenzuela stopped Yves Ulysse in Montreal a couple of months ago in the first round and he gave Love a really good fight last year on Canelo – Bivol and he also beat Robbie Davies Jr. in England a couple of years ago. Two guys who earned their place on this card imo.

  • I like Steve Spark, he’s big at his weight with no glaring athletic talents but the guy comes in shape and ready to throw down and will beat a lot of guys that have more athletic talent.
    He’s a dog you gotta put down because he’ll never stop coming.

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