Frank Martin Vs. Artem Harutyunyan Preliminary And Undercard Live Results, Recaps: Elvis Rodriguez Stops Viktor Postol In The Seventh Round

On July 15th, 2023, Frank Martin and Artem Harutyunyan will headline a WBC lightweight eliminator in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan.

The undefeated Martin hopes to challenge Shakur Stevenson or Gervonta Davis provided that he can come out victorious.

Harutyunyan, an Olympic bronze medalist, is no pushover, as his record of 12-0 with 7 KOs speaks for itself.

In the co-main event, Elvis Rodriguez (4-1-1 and 12 KOs), takes on Viktor Postol (31-4 and 12 KOs) in a super lightweight showdown.

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

Live Results: Main Card 10 p.m ET

Co-Main Event: Elvis Rodriguez vs. Viktor Postol – junior welterweight

Elvis Rodriguez secured a seventh-round-stoppage win over Viktor Postol in a junior welterweight clash. 

Postol started the bout well, as the former world champion used his experience to box and move. The Ukrainian’s jab was on point, as he kept Rodriguez at bay until the third round. 

Thereafter, the Dominican changed things up in the third. Rodriguez began to use his own jab and followed it up with combinations. And it all came to a head in the fifth round. 

Both fighters exchanged, as the pace began to pick up. Rodriguez began to unload with his right hand and hook, as Postol almost buckled. 

And then a huge right hook in the sixth sent Postol to the canvas. Although Postol beat the count, he was ultimately saved by the bell as Rodriguez was ready to pounce. 

But in the seventh, Rodriguez began to throw a flurry of punches, sensing that his opponent was hurt from the last round.

And the referee agreed, as he stepped in to stop the fight. Victory for Rodriguez took his record to 15-1-1, as he targets a shot at a world title.

Official Result: Elvis Rodriguez def. Viktor Postol via a seventh-round TKO

Freudis Rojas vs Diego Santiago Sanchez – welterweight

Freudis Rojas stopped Diego Sanchez in the seventh round with a dominant performance. 

The 24-year-old was fighting in his hometown of Las Vegas, with plenty of pressure on his shoulders.

After all, Rojas was moved to a co-main event attraction after Nonito Donaire and Alexandro Santiago’s fight was canceled and moved to the Errol Spence vs. Terence Crawford card. 

And yet, Rojas appeared far from fazed by it. Rojas’ jab was dominant early on, as he kept his opponent on the back foot from the southpaw stance.

A left hand caught Sanchez early on which became a theme of the night. The following round saw Rojas inflict more punishment, but Sanchez did respond with a right hand. But in truth, it was one-way traffic. 

And in the fourth round, Rojas turned up the heat. A brutal uppercut was followed up by a left to the body.

The next couple of rounds were the same, as Rojas connected with a right hand and a left uppercut combination as he backed up Sanchez.

Although Sanchez did respond with a couple of right hands in the sixth, the following round saw the end of the bout.

The sustained punishment caused the referee, Tony Weeks, to stop the fight with just under a minute left of the seventh.

Victory for Rojas kept him undefeated with a record of 11-0 with 11 KOs.

Official Result: Freudis Rojas def. Diego Santiago Sanchez via a seventh-round TKO

 

Live Results: Early Prelims

Quinton Randall def. Willie Jones via a unanimous decision: 78-74, 79-73, 79-73

Justin Cardona def. Angel Barrera via a seventh-round TKO

Anthony Cuba def. Angel Rebollar via a majority decision: 57-57, 60-54, 59-55

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