Ruiz Vs. Ortiz Preliminary And Undercard Live Results, Recaps, And Highlights: Isaac Cruz Delivers Massive Round-2 KO In Co-Main

Kicking off the action for Premier Boxing Champions’ Sunday night fights will be a 10-round junior featherweight bout between Ra’eese Aleem (19-0, 12 KO) and Mike Plania (26-1, 13 KO), airing live on Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

Following, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, fans can catch an additional preliminary match on Fox when middleweights Joey Spencer (15-0, 10 KO) and Kevin Salgado (14-0-1, 9 KO) come face to face inside the squared circle.

Finally, the Fox Sports Pay-Per-View broadcast will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT and will consist of four high-level matchups, including a co-feature between Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz (23-2-1, 16 KO) and Eduardo Ramirez (27-2-3, 12 KO).

The card will culminate with a heavyweight showdown between two powerful sluggers, Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr (34-2, 22 KO) and Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (33-2, 28 KO). The main event competitors are planned to make their ring walk at roughly 12 a.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT.

 

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

 

Main Undercard 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (FOX PPV) Live Results:

Co-Main Event: Isaac Cruz vs. Eduardo Ramirez – WBC Silver Lightweight Title & WBC Title Eliminator

Immediately following the opening bell, Isaac Cruz was pressuring forward towards Eduardo Ramirez, unleashing hard looping punches in an effort to close the distance, and diminish the reach disadvantage.

Early in the second round, this strategy paid off massively as Cruz landed an absolute bomb of a left hook that put Ramirez down. Ramirez was able to rise to his feet, but Cruz moved in quickly and unloaded a four punch combination along the ropes that ended things in dramatic fashion.

Isaac Cruz, now holding a record of 24-2 with 17 stoppages, called for a rematch versus Gervonta Davis during his post fight interview.

Official Result: Isaac Cruz def. Eduardo Ramirez via KO – Round 2, 2:27

 

Abner Mares vs. Miguel Flores – Lightweight

After not competing inside the ring in over four years, partially due to a detached retina, Abner Mares made his return in style tonight. Mares rattled Miguel Flores on multiple occasions, using strong left hooks and overhand rights.

As the fight progressed, things became much more competitive as Mares’ ring rust and fatigue began to show. In the back half of the match, Flores found his stride, walking Mares down and landing skilled shots while closing the distance.

The two fought things out for the full length of the fight, and despite the heart that was displayed on both ends, neither would walk away with the victory as the match resulted in a draw.

Official Decision: Abner Mares vs. Miguel Flores ends in a draw (Majority) – 96-94, 95-95, 95-95

 

Jose Valenzuela vs. Edwin De Los Santos – WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Title

Right from the opening bell, Edwin De Los Santos meant business in this fight. He went after Jose Valenzuela hard in the first round, landing a perfectly placed jab, followed by a straight left that rattled his opponent as he stepped in.

Moving into the second, De Los Santos continued picking Valenzuela apart with stiff shots. In a turn of events, Valenzuela fired back and dropped De Los Santos with a well-timed left hook up top. Moments later, De Los Santos rallied back by sending his opponent to the canvas following a short right hook that stunned Valenzuela to his core.

Early into the third round, De Los Santos delivered another hard punch to his opponent that put Valenzuela on the mat one final time. He was able to rise to his feet on shaky legs, but after a few more nasty strikes, the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight.

Through this match, De Los Santos has become the new WBC Continental Americas lightweight champion and improved his record to 15-1 (14 KO).

Official Result: Edwin De Los Santos def. Jose Valenzuela via TKO – Round 3, 1:09

 

Preliminary Bouts 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (FS1 & Fox) Live Results

Joey Spencer def. Kevin Salgado via Decision (Unanimous) – 99-91, 99-91, 100-90

Ra’eese Aleem def. Mike Plania via Decision (Unanimous) – 100-89, 100-89, 100-89

 

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