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Friday Night Knockout - Valdez vs Avalos: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

Oscar Valdez takes on Chris Avalos in a solid main event matchup tonight on truTV.

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Tonight at 10:00 pm EST on truTV, Top Rank's Friday Night Knockout series returns with a solid looking fight card from the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, with top featherweight prospect Oscar Valdez facing veteran Chris Avalos in the main event. BLH will have live coverage.

Valdez (16-0, 14 KO) is a former Olympian from Mexico and has proven a hot prospect and an all-action fighter as a pro. The 24-year-old fighter will be facing a former world title challenger in Avalos (26-3, 19 KO), who is coming off of a win over a club fighter on August 1, which followed a February loss to Carl Frampton in Belfast.

Also featured tonight will be light heavyweight prospect Jesse Hart (17-0, 14 KO), a Philly fighter and the son of Eugene "Cyclone" Hart. He'll be facing Aaron Pryor Jr (19-8-1, 12 KO), a Cincinnati fighter and the son of Aaron Pryor. Pryor last fought on April 11, losing to Marcus Browne, another prospect, and hasn't won a fight since 2013.

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Oscar Valdez def. Chris Avalos by TKO (1:17 of round 5)

Jesse Hart def. Aaron Pryor Jr by TKO (2:51 of round 9)

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Round 1: Valdez out and throwing as always, Avalos doing the same things. Avalos using his jab, but not with a lot of success. Valdez clipping him with some left hooks. Avalos just marching to Valdez, who is countering pretty nicely. Valdez hooking around Avalos' jab still. Right hand Valdez at the end of the round. This is my kind of feeling out round. Valdez 10-9

Round 2: Valdez with a nice combo ending on a straight right. Avalos stays right in the pocket. Right hand from Valdez again. Bradley applauding Valdez's timing on his counter shots. Really a solid fight so far, not taking off with action, but no lulls. Valdez landing the better, cleaner shots. Good right at the ball from Valdez. Valdez 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: HARD shot from Valdez and Avalos is stunned, but he's alright. Legs are fine. Avalos really is game tonight, which was the hope. Avalos just coming right to Valdez, and you gotta like Valdez's defense, too, as he's slipping shots nicely. He's no defensive genius, but he's solid. Valdez smacks Avalos with a left hook and Avalos' legs go WONKY AS HELL, and he is down! Avalos up and the round ends just after. Valdez 10-8, 30-26

Round 4: I don’t know but my guess is that Avalos’ mom emerging from the crowd to yell at him from the corner is probably not going to help. Valdez landing consistently now, jabs, hooks, straight rights. Avalos' legs are still not good in the first minute of this round. Avalos getting smashed this round. Avalos has no head movement. Valdez can't miss. Valdez 10-9, 40-35

Round 5: Avalos' father/trainer gets interviewed in the corner and can't really speak, he's very emotional. Moments after that, Valdez tags Avalos again and Russell Mora steps in for the stoppage. Valdez TKO-5


Round 1: Hart's a tall super middleweight at 6'2" but Pryor is 6'4", which puts Hart at a height and reach disadvantage for the first time as a pro. Hart whaling away with shots at distance and Pryor is hurt with about half a round left. Hart doesn't go for the kill and Pryor is able to get his legs back, pawing with his jab and then firing a right hand that doesn't land. Hart with a long, super looping overhand right that clips Pryor. Dominant round for Hart, if not exactly pretty. Hart 10-9

Round 2: Pryor clipped again and not taking the shots very well. Pryor on his bike. This is an awkward, sort of ugly fight but Hart is in total control, kinda ducking under imaginary long jabs and stuff. Hart 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Hart continues to throw looping shots. It makes him less effective than he has to be here. If he'd throw straight shots and just wade in he'd end this. Pryor isn't doing anything in return and seems to not take punches well at this point. Highlight of round is Tim Bradley on commentary theorizing that Aaron Pryor Jr won't be relevant anymore if he loses this fight. Hart 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Pryor really trying to get back into this fight, and Hart starts digging his shoulder into Pryor and pushing him around more. Hart just swinging these wild, ridiculous right hands that are missing a fairly easy target by a mile. I really don't think this is a good fight. It's not dull or unwatchable as much as the craft is just totally lacking. Hart 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Hart landing some body shots. Mancini actually says, out loud, "Put some ass into it!" Outstanding. Mancini getting sick of this mess. "This is an ugly fight!" Hart dominating AND wasting energy constantly. Series of ridiculous right hands from Hart. Pryor lands a couple back. Hart 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: Fight continues being what it is: uglier than boiled sin. Hart winning another round, landing a few right hands, lots of awkward grappling and hugging, Pryor turning his head every which way and getting hit behind the head. Just an awful fight. Hart 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: This has been a fight of wasted motion. Pryor's legs are going in this round, but he's able to awkwardly tie up Hart some more and buy himself more time. Pryor's corner SICK OF IT! They're considering stopping the fight after the round. Well, after the next round. Hart 10-9, 70-63

Round 8: Hart continues to ugly-dominate. Pryor not doing anything more. Crystina Poncher talks to his corner, who say they're not seeing enough. But they will have him fight on, obviously. Hart 10-9, 80-72

Round 9: More of the same, and Hart throwing a flurry trying to end this with 30 seconds left. Hart keeps throwing, Pryor keeps wobbling around, Tony Weeks finally steps in. Not that Pryor was getting so wildly beaten up, but enough of this. Hart TKO-9

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