Jose Valenzuela dropped his first boxing loss to Edwin De Los Santos. Valenzuela was the favorite but De Los Santos proved too much.
Jose Valenzuela should have another win in his lightweight boxing campaign on September 4, but Edwin De Los Santos reversed the script and handed Valenzuela his first career loss.
Valenzuela (12-1, 8 KOs) entered the Crypto.com Arena in LA with all the momentum on his side. The 23-year-old from Renton, Wash., went on a two-fight KO streak against Austin Dulay and former champion Francisco Vargas, but ran into a wall De Los Santos.
De Los Santos (15-1, 14 KOs) went into his bout against Valenzuela with a loss on his record, but he also had a high KO percentage. The 22-year-old from the Dominican Republic took his chance in the pay-per-view portion of the Andy Ruiz against Luis Ortiz undercard.
De Los Santos got Valenzuela back on track in round two but was caught by a left hand from Valenzuela and stumbled onto the canvas. Valenzuela thought the tide had turned in his favor, but he was wrong.
Edwin De Los Santos dropped Jose Valenzuela twice en route to a Round 3 KO on Andy Ruiz’s undercard against Luis Ortiz
Moments later, De Los Santos hit Valenzuela back with a series of punches that folded Valenzuela to the canvas. However, De Los Santos was too aggressive and hit Valenzuela when he was down.
De Los Santos was deducted a point and the round ended.
In Round 3, De Los Santos knocked down Valenzuela a second time. Valenzuela got back on his feet but went limp momentarily when De Los Santos struck with another straight to the left. The referee saw enough and ended the fight, giving De Los Santos the KO in round 3.
It was a surprise ending but consider it a coming-out party for De Los Santos, who is sure to have another big fight following his performance against Valenzuela.
https://fansided.com/2022/09/04/edwin-de-los-santos-upsets-jose-valenzuela/ Edwin De Los Santos upset Jose Valenzuela by KO in Round 3 (Video)