Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez, and Jessie Magdaleno all did more or less as expected last night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, retaining their WBO world titles on Top Rank pay-per-view.
Valdez (22-0, 19 KO) was the headliner, and wound up with, as was also expected, the toughest of the matchups, outpointing Miguel Marriaga over 12 rounds. Scores were 116-111, 118-109, and 119-108, but it was a tougher fight than the scores reflect, as it started fast, and Marriaga was plenty competitive, and Valdez sort of punched himself out by the 10th round. Marriaga, a puncher himself, had some opportunities.
But Valdez dropped Marriaga in the 10th and rode that momentum to the victory, a solid win as he continues to basically work his way up the ladder while holding the WBO featherweight title. Marriaga drops to 25-2 (21 KO), with his losses coming here and against Nicholas Walters.
Gilberto Ramirez won another shutout decision to retain his WBO super middleweight title, beating Max Bursak on scores of 120-106 across the board. Bursak (33-5-1, 15 KO) was deducted points in the fifth and 11th rounds for holding. Ramirez (35-0, 24 KO) didn’t exactly light the world on fire in this one, and may be headed for a rematch with Arthur Abraham, who beat Robin Krasniqi on Saturday in Germany.
Jessie Magdaleno had the easiest matchup on paper, and in reality, stopping Adeilson dos Santos in the second round to retain the WBO super bantamweight title. Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KO) dropped dos Santos (18-3, 14 KO) twice in the second frame.
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