Nico Ali Walsh defeats Reyes Sanchez by majority decision as Muhammad Ali’s grandson extends unbeaten record
Nico Ali Walsh overcame the most menacing fight of his fledgling career by defeating undefeated compatriot Reyes Sanchez by majority decision in New York.
The 21-year-old was following in his grandfather Muhammad Ali’s footsteps by fighting at Madison Square Garden and he extended his unbeaten run to three wins in an entertaining four-round fight.
Ali Walsh took the distance for the first time in his career, taking the win with scores of 40-36 and 39-37, while the third judge drew 38-38 with Sanchez, who had won his previous six fights.
Starting with aggressive intent, Walsh quickly found his range sending stiff jabs and straight straight hands in the first round.
Walsh wobbled Sanchez with a looping right hand in the second and looked like he was on the verge of a stoppage win when he discharged a flurry of punches.
But Sanchez fired back with a short right hand as he troubled Walsh with a fiery response in the third.
In the fourth and final round, Walsh showed courage, trading shots with Sanchez at close range to secure the verdict of two of the judges.
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Keyshawn Davis looked like a future star as he stopped Jose Zaragoza in the second round at Madison Square Garden
Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis also resumed his exciting professional career with a ruthless KO victory over Jose Zaragoza.
Davis dropped Zaragoza with an uppercut in the second round and quickly ended the fight, sinking into a body shot that sent his opponent crashing to the canvas and the fight was quickly brought to a halt.