Devin Haney Vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko Preliminary And Undercard Live Results, Recaps: Oscar Valdez Beats Adam Lopez In A Comprehensive Unanimous Decision

Devin Haney faces Vasiliy Lomachenko in Las Vegas as he puts his undisputed lightweight belts on the line. 

Haney, who remains unbeaten in his 29 fights, will be looking for a second successful defense of his belts after winning and defending them against George Kambosos Jr.

Meanwhile, Lomachenko is also on a good run of form, having won his last three fights since his loss to Teofimo Lopez

The fight weigh-in had already shown that things between the fighters had become personal, with Haney uncharacteristically breaking character to push Lomachenko, which was received by a chorus of boos. 

And in the process of doing so, Haney must live up to being the favorite in the bout. In chief support, Oscar Valdez, the two-division champion, faces Adam Lopez in a rematch since their first encounter in 2019. 

With that being said, the prelim card starts at 6 pm ET/ 10 pm BST and the undercard at 8 pm ET/ 12 am BST. As for the main card, it is expected to begin at 10 pm ET / 2 am BST. 

Follow the Live Results, Recaps, and Highlights below, provided by FIGHT SPORTS

Live Results: Main Card 10 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. BST on ESPN+/SkySports

Oscar Valdez vs Adam Lopez – lightweight

Oscar Valdez, 30-1 (23 KOs), squared off against Adam Lopez, 16-4 (6 KOs), in a re-run of their 2019 rematch.

Valdez started fast as he peppered Lopez with his jabs, outworking his opponent. There were no signs of inactivity on Valdez’s part following his return to the ring after a year out.

Valdez began to chase Lopez as he landed numerous overhands and uppercuts with brutal combinations.

Further two overhand rights followed, by a jab with Lopez backing into the corner, as the Mexican took the early rounds.

In the fourth, the American stayed on the outside, moving away with his jab. Meanwhile, Valdez landed a straight right and left hand to the body.

However, it was much better from Lopez as he ended the round strong, backing Valdez against the ropes. At the halfway stage, Lopez began to throw more.

But Valdez landed blows to the body, slowing down the American. While there was more output from Lopez, the lack of bite on the punches did nothing to sway Valdez’s attempts.

Rounds six and seven followed the same narrative. Valdez countered Lopez’s jabs with a thudding left hook.

As the fight entered the latter rounds, Valdez reasserted his dominance following Lopez’s increased work rate, albeit with peppered shots.

Further hooks and overhands took the steam out of Lopez. And in the final round, Valdez increased his onslaught.

The two fighters butted heads, with an apparent clash of heads followed by a hook by Valdez. With Lopez looking to the referee, Valdez attacked.

The two fighters then grappled to the floor, while another clash saw Lopez hit the canvas but it wasn’t deemed a knockdown.

The two fighters swung leather until the final bell, as Valdez won an easy unanimous decision: 98-92, 98-91, 97-93

Official Result: Oscar Valdez def. Adam Lopez via a unanimous decision: 98-92, 98-91, 97-93

Raymond Muratalla vs. Jeremia Nakathila – lightweight 

Raymond Muratalla (17-0, 14 KOs) faced off against Jeremia Nakathila (23-2, 19 KOs) in the lightweight division.

The opening round was cagey as both fighters were attempting to work one another out. Muratalla, however, landed an overhand right which caught Nakathila’s attention as he shaded the first.

And just as the bout was starting to heat up, it was over. Muratalla started to feint and move through the gears as his right hand began to penetrate.

Then a left hook caught Nakathila during an exchange. He went on the backfoot as Muratalla unloaded with vicious right hands, as Nakathila’s head popped back.

With Nakathila on the ropes and covering up, the referee waved off the fight to save him from further punishment. In doing so, Muratalla moved to 18-0 with 15 KO wins.

Official Result: Raymond Muratalla def. Jeremia Nakathila via a second-round TKO

Junto Nakatani def. Andrew Moloney via a 12th-round KO

Live Results: Early Prelims 6 p.m. ET

Nico Ali Walsh and Danny Rosenberger ended in a split draw: 77-75, 77-75, 76-76

Emiliano Vargas def. Rafael Jasso via a second-round KO

Floyd Diaz def. Luis Fernando Saavedra via a unanimous decision: 80-72, 80-72 and 79-73

Abdullah Mason def. Desmond Lyons via a sixth-round TKO

Amari Jones def. Pachino Hill via a sixth-round TKO

 

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