Del Valle Shocks Rivera, Chicano Cotto Drills Torres
In another exciting event of “Boxeo Boricua: WAPA 2” presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment, previously unbeaten world title contender in the minimumweight division; Janiel Rivera (9-1, 6KOs) was upset by veteran Miguel Del Valle (9-19, 2KOs) who won a 8 round unanimous decision in a crowded Samuel Rodriguez Coliseum in Aguas Buenas.
The new Puerto Rican heavyweight sensation Carlos “CHICANO” Cotto (4-0, 4KO’s) remain unbeaten scoring a brutal first round KO over Irvin Torres who was lying on the canvas for more than 5 minutes while recovering. “
I felt strong tonight, I’m looking forward to my next fight in August and keep working hard in the gym to improve,” said Chicano who again won the $500 prize of "El Palo De La Noche" From Palo Viejo.
In other results the highly anticipated match between Kevin Nieves vs. Regino Canales ended in a 6 round unanimious decision win for Nieves who dropped down Canales with a powerful right hand in the second round. Unbeaten super bantamweight prospect Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez stopped Irvin Hernandez in the third round improving his record to 8-0 with 6 Ko’s. Charlie Clemente (4-0, 2Ko’s) won a 4 round unanimous decision over Luis Hernandez . Alex Velazquez became pro winning by KO in round 2 over Miguel Castro and Alexander Rivera stopped Benjamin Cardoza with a strong right hand in round one.
Miguel Cotto Promotions together with Hector Soto’s H2 Entertainment will be back on August 31 with another “Boxeo Boricua: WAPA 2” that will be live broadcast from the Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas.