Valenzuela, Gvozdyk victorious

Super lightweight Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela (27-3-1, 16 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Steve Spark (16-3, 14 KOs) on the Canelo-Ryder undercard on Saturday night at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Local hero Valenzuela dropped Sparks in round six, but Spark landed the better shots throughout the bout. Scores were 96-93, 95-94 Valenzuela, 95-94 Spark.

Comebacking former WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (19-1, 15 KOs) stopped Ricards Bolotniks 19-7-1, 8 KOs) in round six. Slow start to the fight, but when Gvozdyk opened up, he ran over Bolotniks to end it at 1:53 of round six. After a three-and-a-half year retirement, the 36-year-old Gvozdyk resumed his career earlier this year.

Unbeaten 18-year-old featherweight Nathan Rodriguez (11-0, 7 KOs) outboxed Alexander “Popeye” Mejia (19-6, 8 KOs) over ten rounds to take a majority decision. Scores were 95-95, 96-93, 96-94.

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  • Did Atlas work his corner? If not, who did? The nail is a very good fighter once he gets warmed up.

    • I’m wondering myself ..if atlas is with him then he can be taken serious

  • I like the nail but this under card is underwhelming and Canelo will cut through Ryder like soft butter. Curiously see how low the ppv buys are for this piece of crap.

    • This would be regular dazn few years ago..I believe Canelo had better opponents dazn

    • Totally agree Boon and others….Spark won the fight…but of most importance….Spark showed guts….after getting hurt and dropped by a legitimate body shot….First Spark got up…then Spark …moved while jabbing …that is the key…a good jab can disrupt all momentum
      … Sparks jabbed..until Sparks got his wind/legs back….Take notes Garcia..,referencing Tank v Garcia fight….Some form of opening scoring is needed….after each round.,fans should be able to see how the round was scored….call out bad judges…or bad judging….

  • Bullshit decision Steve Spark won the fight even the knock down went against him

  • Disgraceful home town decision by two judges to score the fight a win to the Mexican against Spark. These blatantly WRONG decisions can set back a fighters career that he might not ever be able to comeback from. Spark gets relegated down the ladder when he should have been promoted upwards.

  • Disgraceful result for Spark……..a clear winner just got robbed.

  • The Spark debacle is why boxing fans ( true boxing boxing fans ) are losing interest in the sport. Such a shame

  • Eddie Hearn needs to go to bat for his fighter Stevie Spark and get the result overturned & the lousy two judges banned for life.

    • Hearn will go to bat for him like he did for Montana Love when he said he would get that DQ overturned

  • Spark loudly proclaimed that he was going to KO Valenzuela. Glad he lost.

    • Understand your opinion.LexusNexus.. shouldn’t a fighter show confidence though….Was Spark suppose to loudly claim…”I think I might win?” If you truly believe in a specific outcome then it is more probable than not that it shall happen….By making that statement ..Sparks is doing what a fighter suppose to do., envision the outcome…Sparks almost delivered…Did get robbed.

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