Sunday, January 29, 2017
Lamont Roach, Jr. Wins WBC Youth Silver Super Featherweight Championship With First-Round Knockout!
Upper Marlboro, MD's Lamont Roach, Jr. scored a blistering first-round knockout over former world title contender Alex Valdez of Ciudad Sonora, Mexico to win the vacant WBC Youth Silver Super Featherweight championship at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA Saturday night.
Roach landed a solid right uppercut before knocking Valdez down with a straight right hand. Moments later, Roach landed another crushing right uppercut to Valdez's solar plexus that knocked him down for the count. Referee Edward Hernandez stopped the count at 1:41 of the first.
The win is Roach's second straight by knockout and he remains undefeated at 13-0, five KO's. Valdez is now 26-9-2, 20 KO's.