Boxing Results: Janibek Alimkhanuly Defeats Denzel Bentley!
By Ken Hissner: At the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday over ESPN+ Saturday, Bob Arum (Top Rank) presented in the Main Event former 2016 Olympian and WBO Middleweight champion Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly retained his title, defeating WBO. Ranked No. 9 Denzel “2 Sharp” Bentley for the WBO Middleweight title over 12 rounds.
In the Co-Main Event, WBA World Minimum champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada made her second defense defeating WBA Gold World Minimum champion Jazmin “La Jefa” Gala Villarino over 10 rounds.
In the Main Event, WBO champ southpaw Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly, 13-0 (8), #159.8, of Zhilandy, KAZ, defeated WBO ranked No. 9 two-time British champ Denzel Bentley, Denzel “2 Sharp” Bentley, 17-2-1 (14), #159, of Wandsworth, London, UK, over 12 rounds for the WBO Middleweight title.
In the first round, Bentley had a slight edge. In the second round, Alimkhanuly pressed Bentley backward mostly with a jab. In the fourth round, Alimkhanuly had Bentley driven into a corner with a left on the chest.
In the fifth round, at the halfway point, southpaw Alimkhanuly landed a pair of lefts to the chin of Bentley. In the closing seconds of the round, it was Bentley taking control at the bell.
In the sixth through the eighth rounds, both had their moments as Alimkhanuly kept the pressure on while Bentley countered him with rights to the chin. In the ninth and tenth rounds, the champion kept going forward as the challenger countered.
In the eleventh round, at a midway point, Alimkhanuly rocked Bentley. Bentley got away on several occasions with low punches, but Referee Celestino Ruiz never warned him.
Between rounds, Alimkhanuly’s trainer, former champ Buddy McGirt tried encouraging him to go for the knockout. In the twelfth and final round, it was the best of the fight as Alimkhanuly had Bentley in trouble early, not knowing what was holding Bentley up, who came back in the final minute scoring better than at any time in the fight up to the bell.
Scores were 116-112 twice and 118-110 with this writer 116-112.
In the Co-Main Event, WBA World Mini champ Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada, 23-0 (9), #103.8, of East L.A., CA, defeated WBA Gold World Mini champ Jazmin “La Jefa” Gala Villarino, 6-2-2 (1), #105, of Bueno Aires, ARG, over 10×2 rounds.
In the first two rounds, Estrada was the aggressor chasing down Villarino using an effective jab and occasional rights to the chin. In the third round, Estrada turned southpaw controlling the round.
In the fifth round Villarino had quite a bit of swelling under and on the side of her face. In the sixth and seventh rounds, Villarino kept coming forward but getting countered by Estrada.
In the tenth and final rounds, both fighters let it all hang out right to the bell.
Scores were all 100-90, as did this writer have it.
Lightweight Raymond “Danger” Muratalla, 16-0 (13), #135, of Fontana, CA, stopped a game Miguel “Caveman” Contreras, 12-2-1 (6), #135.2, of Bakersfield, CA, at 2:23 of the sixth round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first two rounds, both had their moments. In the third round, Muratalla had Contreras in trouble midway through the round. In the fifth round, Contreras never stopped fighting back though being out-landed by Muratalla.
In the sixth round, a right uppercut from Muratalla on the chin hurt Contreras, drawing blood from the nose. He followed with over a dozen unanswered punches until Referee Mike Ortega wisely called a halt.
2016 Olympian Lightweight Carlos “Karlos” Balderas, 14-1 (12), #135.4, of Santa Maria, CA, stopped Esteban “El Towy” Sanchez, 18-3 (8), #135.2, of Catavina, MEX, at 1:02 of the eighth and final round.
In the first round, final thirty seconds, Balderas landed a left hook on the chin and dropped Sanchez for an 8-count by Referee Caiz, Jr. In the second through the fifth; it went back and forth as Sanchez came back well from the knockdown.
In the final round, Balderas had Sanchez bleeding from the nose and mouth had Sanchez badly hurt, causing referee Caiz, Jr. to call a halt.
Super Middle southpaw Javier “Milwaukee Made” Martinez, 8-0 (4), #162.6, of Milwaukee, WI, defeated Marco “El Muneco” Delgado, 7-5 (5), #162.6, of Turlock, CA, over 6 rounds.
In the first round, the taller Martinez used a good countering body attack against the aggressive Delgado. In the sixth and final round, it was the taller southpaw Martinez out-landing Delgado causing a cut on his left eyebrow. Referee was Celestino Ruiz.
Scores were 60-54 and 59-55 twice, as did this writer have it.
Heavyweight southpaw Antonio Mireles, 6-0 (6), #269.6, of Des Moines, IA, knocked out Eric “The Georgia Muscle” Perry, 5-1-1 (5), #279.8, of Pearland, TX, at 2:26 of the first round of a scheduled 6 rounds.
In the first round, the 6:08” southpaw Mireles in the final minute, dropped Perry with a flurry of punches on the chin. Looked like Perry could have beaten the count of nine by Referee Allen Huggins as the fight was waved off.
Super Bantam Floyd “Cashflow” Diaz, 8-0 (3), #122.4, of the Bronx, NY, and Las Vegas, NV, stopped southpaw Edgar Joe “Trouble” Cortes, 9-7-1 (1), #122.2, of Vineland, NJ, at 1:14 of the fourth round of a scheduled 6 rounds.
In the first three rounds, Cortes was always coming forward, being countered by Diaz. In the fourth round, a right from Diaz dropped Cortes for an 8-count from Referee Michael Ortega. Upon rising referee didn’t like what he saw in the eyes of Cortes and waved it off.
Lightweight Charlie Sheehy, 5-0 (4), #135, of Brisbane, CA, stopped Markus Bowes, 2-1 (2), #135 ½, of Roxboro, NC, at 1:37 of the first round of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round, after ten seconds, a right from Sheehy on the chin almost dropped Bowes. Halfway into the round, a right dropped Bowes for an 8-count from Referee Allen Huggins. Shortly later, Sheehy had Bowes out on his feet when referee Huggins called a halt.
Lightweight Emiliano “Rancho” Vargas, 2-0 (2), #133 ¾, of Las Vegas, NV, knocked out Julio Martinez, 1-1 (1), #134, of South Bend, IND, at 0:47 of round two of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the second round, a left hook from Vargas knocked Martinez down for the count from Referee Allen Huggins.
Ring Announcer was Mark Shunock.
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